Taylor Swift Fan Unboxes Vinyl Only to Discover “Creepy” Electronic Music Audio
Staffordshire resident Rachel Hunter was finding it difficult to shake off exactly what she was hearing on her vinyl copy of Taylor Swift's Speak Now.
Cosmetically, the orchid-colored record appeared to be a copy of the album Hunter knew. However, upon playing it, instead of hearing the album's re-recorded hits from Swift, it was inhabited by the sounds of haunting electronic music.
In a move that Damian Lazarus humorously called "one of the finest" mistakes a record company could potentially make, evidently the manufacturer had accidentally swapped the audio from Swift's third studio album with a U.K. compilation called Happy Land (A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996).
Hunter's reaction from her first listen initially left her curious. "At first, I thought maybe the vinyl had a secret message from Taylor," she told the BBC.
However, Hunter's feelings increasingly turned into uneasiness as she listened to the opening track's talk of "flakes of flesh and dancing organisms" as well as a subsequent song's open-ended inquiry: "There are 70 billion people on Earth, where are they hiding? Where are they hiding?"
Hunter shared the "creepy" audio in an explanatory TikTok video, which has since gone viral and amassed over 4.2 million views at the time of writing. Check out her full reaction video below.
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