Calvin Harris has unveiled his new single “My Way”, which many fans speculate is a dis to his ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
The Scottish music producer, who is currently the highest paid DJ according to Forbes, released his new track on Thursday along with a lyric video, highlighting the curious verse: “You were the one thing in my way.”
It’s no wonder fans feel certain that “My Way” is a response to Harris’s bitter breakup with the pop star with lyrics like, “Why wait to say at least I did it my way// Lie awake two-faced but in my heart I understand// I made my move and it was all about you// Now I feel so far removed.”
But the DJ claims that “My Way” has nothing to do with his ex. While speaking on the Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show on Friday, Harris explained his new song was about leaving his work at the grocery store to pursue a career in music.
“It’s breaking out of a situation,” he said. “I thought of the concept years ago, when I left Safeway. I was trying to move to London and I was working in the store in Scotland. I was trying to go on and make music for a living, but I couldn’t because I didn’t have any money. I was like, ‘Damn this grocery store! If I could break out of this I could have enough time to work on music and get good.”
He continued, “It’s hard to get a job in my town. You get brainwashed into thinking that’s as good as you’re going to get, and then you have to realize that actually there’s a whole world out there. When you’re stuck in that situation, you can’t see that. You don’t think that you’re going to become anything. That was just the concept that was in the back of my mind, but I had not idea how to put that into words until very recently.”
Harris, 32, and Swift, 26, ended their 15-month relationship back in May, and the DJ was reportedly in shock when photos emerged of his ex canoodling with British actor Tom Hiddleston just a few weeks later. While Swift and Hiddleston have reportedly ended their romance after just three months of dating, Harris seems to be doing well, being romantically linked to Jennifer Lopez.