It’s 2014 and the awaited first pop album by Taylor Swift just dropped. If you were anything like me, you quickly got your hands on 1989. In my opinion, that album is considered a pop masterpiece. It’s a pop perfection album that was on repeat throughout middle school. Fast forward seven years later, Swift decided to surprise everyone when she announced the release of “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)”, during the waiting period of Red (Taylor’s Version).  Hearts dropped and some people probably almost fell out of their beds (aka me) when she decided to play with our minds and confuse us. 

This rerecording of “Wildest Dreams” sounds ethereal and somewhat magical. Comparing it to its original, this new version shows the growth of Swift’s vocals. Her stronger voice elevates the lyrics she wrote long ago. From the beginning of the song, you can tell that Swift has transformed the song into something new. You’re still in the footsteps of someone telling their fling that they’ll regret them, but it feels like you’re experiencing a new version of it. With the lyrics “You’ll see me in hindsight, tangled up with me all night. Burnin it down”,  paints the picture of the statement just referenced. I think the most emotional aspect of this new version is that Swift now owns her heartbeat. Her ownership of her heartbeat allows for the song to be more beautiful than ever. 

The surprising thing is that Swift only released it because she saw the original version trending on TikTok. Anyone who is a Swiftie knows that Taylor announced in June that her next rerecording would be the album Red. With the release of  “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)”,  Swift has sent many of her fans in a spiral. Many believe that we could be getting a surprise release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version).  So many of us Swifties have been constantly clowning, that we don’t know what’s coming next. All I can tell you is that “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” is a surprise release that none of us were expecting. 

“Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” is a recreation of a song that stole a bunch of music listeners’ hearts. If you haven’t listened to this heavenly masterpiece, you need to get on board and bless your ears. Be on the lookout for Red (Taylor’s Version), which drops November 12, 2021. Keep on streaming Taylor’s music and share it with all of your friends.

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