Calvin Harris have gotten the jump on Taylor Swift by being the first one to drop a track about their breakup?
That’s what some are hearing in the new track he produced for John Newman, “Olé.” Over a reggae beat, Newman sings about lusting after a girl who’s already got a boyfriend, leading certain fans to speculate that Harris wrote the lyrics from the perspective of Taylor’s new beau Tom Hiddleston.
The supposedly incriminating lyrics in the song go: “I see online that you’ve begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend / Being attentive, continue to pretend / But no, cause there’s no telling how far you can go.”
Swift does have a reliable “good girl” persona, and she sure did take plenty of trips with Harris. But both Harris and Newman have spoken about working on the track together for months, meaning Harris probably didn’t write the track about his very recent breakup.
It’s possible that “Olé” got a last-minute lyrics tweak just to include a subtle jab at Harris’s jet-setting ex — but it’s not all that likely.