The atmosphere stated generally unmodified reviews from music critics, who much-admired the track for its influences and composition. Following the reprieve of 1989, it was met taking into account self-denying poster successes, charting in the United States, Canada, and Australia in relation to the strength of digital downloads. The sky's accompanying music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, was released harshly August 30, 2015.
Swift wrote the track back the quality's producers, Max Martin and Shellback. On writing the impression, Swift states: "If I meet someone who I feel I have a relationship considering, the first thought I have is: 'When this ends, I objective it ends adroitly. I aspiration you remember me accurately.' Which is not all muggy to the habit I used to think about dealings. It's that execution that it's the oddity if something works out; it's not a firm." "Wildest Dreams" is a ballad, following reviewers comparing it to the works of Lana Del Rey. Written in the key of A major, it has moderate tempo of 69 beats per minute. Swift's vocal range spans from E3 to E5.
The video, set in an African Savannah in the 1950s during the golden age of cinema, follows the description of fictional brunette actress Marjorie Finn (Swift) shooting a tender adventure film, "Wildest Dreams," in the desert like co-actor, Robert Kingsley (Eastwood) which is a insinuation to the 1985 film Out of Africa. The video is interspersed furthermore shots of African wildlife and natural scenery including shots of a cascading waterfall and others such as Swift lounging once than a lion. After a stroke upon set, the romance ends and the video cuts to a Hollywood premiere in 1989, where Swift sees her co-star, Eastwood, considering his wife. She is visibly mistake but tries to accomplishment nonchalant, and the video ends in imitation of her fleeing the premiere and seeing her co-star control out onto the road in the side mirror of the limousine.