A second track from Harry Styles’ new album is causing fans to raise their eyebrows and speculate the subject of the new song is none other than Styles’ ex, Taylor Swift.
On Friday, during his appearance on BBC Radio 1, the British crooner set the record straight—sort of— while debuting his new album live on-air.
Despite host and close friend Nick Grimshaw’s best efforts, Styles deflects his probing questions by offering up a vague reply when asked whether “Two Ghosts” was about Swift. “I mean I think it’s pretty, like, self-explanatory. I think, y’know, it’s about sometimes things change and you can do all the same things… and sometimes it’s just different, y’know.”
A smirking Styles then acknowledged the ambiguity of his answer and added: “2017, philosopher, London.”
Earlier this week, the song “Ever Since New York” had fans wondering if he was also referring to the romantic times he and Swift spent together in NYC back in 2012 when they were an item.
As a result, Styles’ fans have taken to Twitter en masse to float the theory on social media, via Tweets such as these:
Following his performance of the song on “Saturday Night Live” back in April, rumours that it was about Swift died down. Now, it seems the song “Two Ghosts” is heating those rumours up again.
Apple Music dropped a 30-second trailer for Harry’s behind-the-album documentary. In it, Styles is shown singing and writing the unreleased song from his upcoming solo record. The lyrics are as follows:
“Same lips red, same eyes blue/ Same white shirt, couple more tattoos/But it’s not you, and it’s not me/Tastes so sweet, looks so real/Sounds like something that I used to feel/But I can’t touch what I see/We’re not who we used to be/We’re not who we used to be/We’re just two ghosts standing in…”
These lyrics echo Swift’s from her song “Style“, which was rumoured to be about Styles: “You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye/And I got that red lip classic thing that you like… You’ve got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt/And I got that good girl fate and a tight little skirt…”