Overnight, Calvin Harris entered the next phase of his mutually assured destruction pact with Taylor Swift with the release of ‘My Way‘, a melancholy breakup banger that -kind of- sounds like it could be all about the dissolution of their relationship.
“I made my move and it was all about you,” go the lyrics. “I feel so far removed. You are the one thing in my way.” As bitter musical breakups go, it’s not exactly the great Eamon / Frankee feud of the early 2000s, but we’re here for it.
Knowing full well that the internet would tie itself in knots trying to decode the lyrical references to Taylor, Calvin is now doing the rounds to promote the song and coyly denying everything.
Explaining the origins of the track to radio host Elvis Duran, Harris said:
“I thought of the concept years ago when I left [grocery store] Safeway. I was trying to move to London and I was working in the store in Scotland. I was trying to go down and make music for a living, but I couldn’t because I didn’t have any money. You get brainwashed into thinking it’s as good as you’re going to get, and then you have to realise actually there’s a whole world out there. When you’re stuck in that situation you can’t see that, you don’t think you’re going to become anything. So it’s really just that. That was just a concept in the back of my mind, but I had no idea how to put that into words until very recently.”
Speaking later to Ryan Seacrest, he added:
“It could be a job that you hate, and then you quit the job then life is awesome. It could be about a relationship and you get rid of the girl or the guy then life is awesome. I think it’s like an amalgamation of events in my life since maybe the past 10 years.”
He later told the BBC:
“I almost just don’t want to say anything about anything because I know no matter what I say it’s going to be linked back to some kind of event. Or something is going to be twisted and I just have no control over it so I’m just kind of over saying stuff at all.”
Fair. Be that as it may, see what you think:
Source: E! News.
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