Taylor Swift gave fans a surprise gift on Friday: her re-recorded version of Wildest Dreams. The original version of the song, released in 2014, has been trending on TikTok lately, and people use it alongside videos of the camera slowly zooming in on their face. Swift has been dispute with your old label.following a
On Friday morning, Swift posted a clip to TikTok with the Wildest Dreams remake, along with the caption, “Someone said slow zooming makes you look like the main character. I said make it Taylor’s version, please.” Two hours later, he posted another video using re-recording, with on-screen text reading, “You set a date in November with Red but then someone mentions 1989”, referencing their two different albums, which are scheduled to be re-released (more on that in a bit).
You too posted the update on Twitter, writing: “Hi! I saw that they had Wildest Dreams trending on TikTok, I thought they should have my version.”
Swift has re-recorded her first six albums after her former record label, Big Machine Records, sold his master recordings. After signing a new record deal with Universal’s Republic Records in 2018, in which she made sure to own her future teachers, Swift announced he was re-recording his old music in an attempt to make his versions of those songs exceed the popularity of the originals. The recorded songs are called “Taylor’s Version”.
In April, Swift released her first rerecorded album, Fearless (Taylor’s version). His next re-recording, Red (Taylor’s cover), is scheduled for November 19. One big reason fans were surprised by the Friday release of Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version) is that the track is from the 1989 album, which has yet to receive a re-release date.
Variety noted that the re-recorded version of Wildest Dreams quickly beat Spotify’s record for original song for the most plays in a day. About four hours after the release of Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version), it garnered 2 million views. The original version hit 750,000 views in one day earlier this week, which still paled compared to the relaunch on Friday.
Fastand has already accumulated 4 million followers.
Here’s Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s version), along with the original below.