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Watch Taylor Swift’s Chilling, Stripped-Down Performance of “Wildest Dreams”

January 6, 2016
Written by
Fabi Reyna
Text by
Fabi Reyna

For many, the 26-year-old megastar is known as an award winning pop artist, mostly noted as a singer and occasionally praised for her songwriting. We get it—when you’re selling out 20 thousand capacity arenas for the 16th time it’s hard to see past the hits and remember what made someone so admirable in the first place.

On January 4th, In celebration of her record breaking exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum, Taylor Swift released an intimate version of “Wildest Dreams,” performed for 100 lucky fans at the Clive Theater on September 30th. The performance featured Swift confidently strumming her Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar along to her own ethereal vocals.

For the majority of pop icons—specifically women—it’s difficult to be seen or portrayed as anything but a singer. This holds truth for “singers” such as Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Lana Del Rey and the list goes on and on. For this reason, watching one of the world’s biggest pop icons portrayed as a musician rather than a media celebrity was nothing short of inspiring. We’ll let the video do most of the talking but in case you were wondering, yes, this is an official call for T Swift to come join the She Shreds squad.

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