Calvin Harris’s New Song Is Apparently NOT About Taylor Swift Cheating
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.
Do you think “Olé” is about Taylor Swift or not? Tweet us @britandco!
(h/t E!; photos via Mark Davis, Mike Coppola/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!