There is no one more infamous for writing about past relationships than Taylor Swift, but it sounds like her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris is now the one dragging her through song on “Olé,” his new track with John Newman.
Written and produced by Calvin, the song is seemingly told from the perspective of Tom Hiddleston, who is now dating Taylor, about how they first got together. Even the track’s first line—”Low-key, you won’t tell none of your friends about me”—sounds like a reference Hiddleston’s Marvel character, Loki. From there, Newman croons over a reggae-laced beat with other lyrics that seem like obvious digs about Tom and Taylor first getting together. “I see online that you begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend/Being attentive, continue to pretend,” he sings. “You’ve hidden my name on your phone so you can call me to tell me you’ve been going through hell/Left him alone and you booked in a hotel.”
Taylor’s team has done the obvious and denied that this song is about her according to a source telling Us Weekly, “It has nothing to do with Tom and Taylor.” Still, the lyrics sound like a breakdown of what happened.
Everything seemed very mutual and respectable when Calvin and Taylor broke up earlier this year until some Instagram comments from Calvin, or someone on Calvin’s account, wrote: “Not jealous, sir, FREE…bro I didn’t leave anyone she’s def not sad. It’s all good bro.” The Instagram comments have all since been deleted and a source denied that he wrote any of them. Ever since their breakup, Taylor and Tom have been globetrotting everywhere leading us to wonder if she actually kidnapped him. Regardless, it looks like Calvin is pulling a Taylor and healing through music. Listen to the new song “Olé” below.