Harry Styles‘ new solo album isn’t even out yet, but fans are pretty damn certain that a couple of his tracks (at least) are about Taylor Swift.
The two dated for a short time in 2012, which naturally Swift immortalised in ‘Welcome to New York‘ because the majority of their relationship took place in – you guessed it – NYC. (‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ and ‘Style‘ are both almost definitely about Styles, while ‘Out of the Woods‘ is a strong, strong contender.)
Styles released the track list for his upcoming album ‘Sweet Creature‘ back in April, and fans were already speculating that his choon ‘Ever Since New York‘ would be his musical rebuttal.
But now a few scant lyrics to ‘Two Ghosts‘ have emerged, and now fans are almost positive that this is also about T-Swift.
In the background of a promo released by Apple Music about an upcoming ‘Behind The Music‘ doco, Styles can be heard recording ‘Two Ghosts’ in the background.
??|| Harry Styles: Behind the Album (with audio) pic.twitter.com/dBjaMZl9BA
— Harry Styles Updates (@HSupdating) May 9, 2017
Same lips red, same eyes blue
Same white shirt, couple more tattoos
But it’s not you and it’s not me
Tastes so sweet, looks so real
Sounds like something that I used to feel
But I can’t touch what I see
We’re not who we used to be
We’re not who we used to be
We’re just two ghosts standing in the…
The evidence is right there before your very eyes.
Taylor Swift: known for red lips; has blue eyes.
Harry Styles: worn a white shirt at least once in his life; has tattoos.
Also, as Twitter user @adboreharr pointed out, the lyrics almost directly reference Swift’s lyrics in ‘Style’:
You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt
And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt
Two ghosts (Harry styles)
Style (Taylor swift) pic.twitter.com/xJS2zsPYvY
— ?? (@advoreharr) May 9, 2017
Fans are basically convinced.
SAME LIPS RED SAME EYES BLUE BITCH IM POPPING OFF TO MARS pic.twitter.com/WoCBknlrub
— shefali (@eversinceny) May 9, 2017
Harry: the album is about one person
The album: pic.twitter.com/zRNou4knxU
— taylor (@speakingoflwt) May 9, 2017
And Styles himself confirmed to Rolling Stone earlier this month that tracks about Swift were not unfeasible. When explicitly asked about references to her in his music, he answered:
“Certain things don’t work out. There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than ‘this didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’”
The tea’s gettin’ spilled May 12, folks. Buckle up.
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