In the midst of the commercial success of her latest album, the five-time platinum “1989,” pop singer Taylor Swift has been living the dream. Wednesday she announced she’d be releasing a fifth single off the album, choosing “Wildest Dreams,” as the next song.
Just wanted to let you know that the next single from 1989 will be........... Wildest Dreams.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 5, 2015
“Wildest Dreams” is a song that tells the story of how Swift approaches relationships now. “If I meet someone who I feel I have a connection with, the first thought I have is: 'When this ends, I hope it ends well. I hope you remember me well.' Which is not anything close to the way I used to think about relationships. It's that realization that it's the anomaly if something works out; it's not a given,” Swift dished to NPR.
It has not been announced if there will be a music video for “Wildest Dreams,” but if there is, it should be expected to be very successful. Each of the four videos Swift has released for the four other singles off “1989” have been racking up the views on YouTube. “Blank Space” has over 1 billion views, “Shake It Off” has about 969 million, “Bad Blood” about 410 million and “Style” about 250 million.
Swift's latest music releases are also doing well on the awards scene. She recently received seven 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, including Best Collaboration, Best Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. She also received two nominations for her “Blank Space” video.
"1989" has sold 5.1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and was 2014's best-selling album after selling 3.7 million last year. “1989” was the fastest album to reach five million copies sold since Usher’s “Confessions” in 2004, according to Billboard.
The album is also 2015's best seller with another 1.4 million sold so far this year.