Swifties, rejoice! Your wildest dreams are coming true.
Taylor Swift surprise-dropped “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version),” giving fans an unexpected trip back to the 1989 era. She released the single on Friday, September 17, the latest in her re-recordings of her older music.
Of course, Twitter exploded, with #WildestDreamsTaylorsVersion already at #1 on Trending.
Turns out, we have TikTok to thank for the surprise drop. On the app, Swifties and non-Swfities alike have been using the Slow Zoom feature set to the older version of “Wildest Dreams” and living their main character fantasy. Turns out Swift noticed, and she took to Twitter and her Instagram Story to spread the good news.
Swift also joined in on the protagonist vibes, creating her own version of the Slow Zoom trend with the caption “You set a date in November with Red but then someone mentions 1989.” So she owns the Slow Zoom effect now.
Plus, we now have instructions from the queen herself: Start using her version for the trend.
Taylor Swift had already broken the internet when she joined TikTok back in August, and now the mixing of her eras is just too much. We still have the Taylor’s Version of her 2012 album Red to look forward to on November 19! Let us breathe!
ICYMI, Swift has been re-recording her pre-Lover repertoire after Scooter Braun bought the rights to her first six albums and sold them to an investment firm.
“It’s a shame to know that I will now be unable to help grow the future of these past works and it pains me very deeply to remain separated from the music I spent over a decade creating, but this is a sacrifice I will have to make to keep Scooter Braun out of my life,” she wrote in an October letter after he sold her music.