Disclaimer: This is not like any other Taylor Swift piece out there right now, I promise. No matter what level of spectrum you are on the Taylor Swift hate – love scale, this isn’t about the person Taylor Swift; it is about one realistically beautiful song on her new album 1989: “Wildest Dreams.”
Do I still have you?
“He said let’s get out of this town, drive out of the city, away from the crowd. I thought heaven can’t help me now, nothing lasts forever, but this is gonna take me down.”
The lyrics only tell half the story with this song. The music contains a deep underlying tone of strings with a combined pulsing beat, which conveys a strong feeling of mystery, intensity. The sad melodic tone of this song makes you feel alive in ways only music can do. The lyrics combined with the music creates an intense connection with all of the hearts out there who have ever been in a relationship that is completely overwhelming. It also begs the question – aren’t those the best kind? At least thats the point that Swift makes.
“No one has to know what we do, his hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room, and his voice is a familiar sound, nothing last forever, but this is getting good now.”
These sonically synchronized lyrics are so incredibly raw. They flawlessly capture this moment in time, that for most would be damn near impossible to put into words. It dives deeply into that moment when you’re with someone and you know it’s wrong, but it feels right. You know know shouldn’t be there, but every bone in your body wants to be there, and so you stay.
“Wildest Dreams” is like a Lana Del Rey version of a Taylor Swift love song, and it is truly beautiful. Lana Del Rey has a trademark for matching dark melodic melodies with tragically beautiful lyrics. Her soft and haunting voice has a powerful way of staying with you after listening to songs like “Summertime Sadness” and “Young and Beautiful.” The same feeling is left with “Wildest Dreams.” Again, wherever you are on the Taylor Swift spectrum of hate-love, this is a song that cannot be denied of its beauty, honesty, and brilliance. You can find “Wildest Dreams” on Itunes or pandora. Take a listen. Thank me later.