Swift suddenly released the re-recording of 2014’s “Wildest Dreams” after the original version became part of a viral TikTok trend in the summer of 2021. Swift explained on Twitter following the release:
Hi! Saw you guys got Wildest Dreams trending on Tiktok, thought you should have my version
“Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” was first previewed in the trailer for the movie Spirit Untamed on March 31st, 2021. A longer version of the song was released by Dreamworks in further promotion of the movie on May 17th.