Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, has announced the release of her single and music video for “Born Again,”produced by Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston). Upon its release at 12:00AM EST last night, #TiffanyYoung was trending Worldwide on Twitter within the first 10 minutes. Building up to the release, Tiffany sent her fans into a frenzy by wiping her official Instagram page of all previous photos, and posting teaser images to her 7 million, and counting, followers. “Born Again” is about accepting yourself and everything that happened in the past, good and bad and recreating yourself as new. This single is off her upcoming EP, Lips On Lips, which is “definitely about my truth, in the sense of there has always been a darkness and struggle, and it’s only now that I get to talk about it openly” says Tiffany. Further stating “this EP is a rebirth to me entirely; mind body and soul. It’s about my dark and light, my passion pleasure pain all in one.” Tiffany’s 5 song EP, Lips On Lips, is set to drop February 22nd, 2019 at 12:00AM EST, and will include “Born Again.”
“This song and music video was a very emotional and personal journey inspired by all the tragedy and pain I’ve had to mask with a smile throughout my career, and “Born Again” is symbolic of my passion to always fight to grow from these experiences.”
Tiffany’s life became a double-edged sword upon her move to Korea at age 15. At the same time that she was experiencing huge success with Girls’ Generation, garnering 16 No. 1 singles, 1.8 billion YouTube views, 120 awards from various organizations, 15 released albums, sold out world tours, millions of records sold, her dad’s irresponsibility in business was taking a huge toll on her. Debt collectors and other lenders would show up at various shows demanding money from her that was borrowed by her father. Luckily she had a solid support system with her bandmates and others on the GG team, which bolstered her and gave her the strength to continue on.
“Life continues to challenge me and inspire me everyday and I think that is just our human experience,” the artist says, “As each day, month and year pass, I am more motivated and feel so humbled by the gifts that I have been given both good and bad. I hope the fans feel that as well. I do this all to be an example.”
As Tiffany started breaking out into the U.S market in 2018, her personal struggles with her dad’s bad choices began to bubble up on social and traditional media once again. Being the brave and powerful young woman that she is, Tiffany decided to face all of the attention about her father head on and chose to use the unfortunate situation as inspiration for her new song, “Born Again.” Co-written by Tiffany, the lyrics and emotion behind “Born Again”come straight from these lifelong experiences and struggles; “The lyrics come from deep inside me as inspiration to others and to myself to be authentic and find strength in being vulnerable. I hope that this song conveys my willingness to grow and to also show others that even through sad and heartbreaking times, you can not only survive but thrive.”
Following this single, Tiffany has plans to release even more new music with her upcoming EP Lips On Lips, set for release February 22nd, 2019 at 12:00AM EST. Coming soon after, she will be hitting the U.S shores for her SOLD OUT Lips On Lips North American Mini Showcase Tour. Tiffany is currently the only Korean-American nominee in the iHeart Radio Music Awards Best Solo Breakout category; which also includes Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani. Voting is currently open, and will close at 2:59am ET/11:59pm PT on Friday, March 8, 2019.