“Wildest Dreams”

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What’s your dream? Love? Adventure? Family? Lasting memories? Now, what’s your wildest dream?

“Say you’ll remember me, standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe.” That’s Taylor’s wildest dream. This song depicts a seemingly perfect romance torn apart by time and growth. He’s her vision; “he’s so tall and handsome as hell, he’s so bad but he does it so well.” She knows one day when it ends, it’ll all just become a memory; “I’ll bet these memories follow you around”.

“Wildest Dreams” proves love can withstand the test of time. But It also represents the inevitable end to relationships, that most people often go through. When it’s over, it’s never really over. There’s something instinctively magical about this song. Almost like a storybook, you listen start to finish and feel enchanted- even entertained as Taylor sings with dream- like vocals.

The music video (airing at the VMA pre-show) is bound to be just as
exquisite as the song itself. First of all…. SCOTT EASTWOOD…hello beautiful.
We get a glimpse of some wild animals and a set marker making the time period
the 1950’s. Maybe an animal trainer falls in love with a Taylor Swift lookalike
and has to leave and do lab testing in another country, their wild forest love
affair is forced to end due to the lack of communication available back in those
times. But he still sends her letters to update her on his whereabouts, but it’s
too hard for her to wait for him so all she thinks about are the memories they had together that one summer. Am I right??

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Clint Eastwood & Taylor Swift in her music video for “Wildest Dreams” photo via: http://c.directlyrics.com

The epic strings section echo Swift’s breathy vocals into a pop/ alt medley you cannot get rid of. The softer side of Swift is something we haven’t seen in a while; it shows off the natural quality of her voice as well as her lyrical skill. 1989 was obviously some of Swift’s finest work and “Wildest Dreams” is one of the most beautiful songs she has ever added to her list of money makers.

-Abbey 🙂

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