When news broke that Calvin Harris was releasing a new song, “Olé,” with John Newman, sources were quick to assume the song was about the DJ’s buzzy breakup with Taylor Swift. Seemingly written from Tay’s new bae, Tom Hiddleston’s POV, the song doesn’t shy away from hints (or rather, blatant claims) of cheating, and appears to tell us everything we (maybe didn’t) need to know about what happened between Calvin and Taylor. BUT WAIT! Now sources are claiming that the song was in fact written months ago, prior to Calvin and Taylor’s breakup drama, and has nothing to do with Taylor Swift. You really need to take a listen to decide for yourself!
John sings about hidden phone numbers and booking hotel rooms in the song that was just released today via Spotify. The lyrics certainly seem to address one relationship that’s in trouble with a second hookup being hidden, explaining: “My heart speaks / I ain’t seen you or been with you for weeks / But I see online that you’ve begun to be / A good girl and take trips with your boyfriend / Being attentive, continue to pretend.” Yikes.
While that surely sounds like something that could potentially line up with the Calvin/Taylor/Tom situation, a source told E!, “This song has nothing to do with Taylor. [Calvin] likes this song a lot. People can interpret the song how they want to, but in the end it’s just an artist expression.”
Take a listen and decide for yourself whether it’s actually about Taylor or just a wild coincidence.
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(h/t E!; photos via Mark Davis, Mike Coppola/Getty)