• Taylor explained what was behind writing the song:
From the Album
"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."
"I think the way I used to approach relationships was very idealistic. I used to go into them thinking,
'Maybe this is the one - we'll get married and have a family, this could be forever. Whereas now I go in thinking,
'How long do we have on the clock - before something comes along and puts a wrench in it, or your publicist
calls and says this isn't a good idea?"
September 1, 2015
Taylor Swift, Max Martin Shellback
Max Martin Shellback
"Wildest Dreams" on YouTube
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The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who previously directed the music videos for the
and filmed in Africa and California.
The video was first aired on television during the pre-show of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015.
• All of the proceeds are being donated to wild animal conservation efforts through the African Parks
Foundation of America.
• The video received some backlash for "presenting a glamorous version of the white colonial fantasy of Africa
and ignoring the brutality of colonialism."