Calvin Harris Drops "Ole" Featuring John Newman, So Is It Making A Statement About Taylor Swift?
Only a few days after news broke that Calvin Harris may be releasing a song about Taylor Swift and his relationship with her, it's finally here. According to TMZ, Harris' song with John Newman, "Olé," has officially dropped on iTunes — and, with lyrics like "low key, you won't tell your friends about me," it definitely sort of sounds like he's making some thinly-veiled references to ex Swift and her new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston. (I mean, "low key," Loki? Come on.)
Of course, it has not been confirmed whether or not the song is actually about Swift and Tom Hiddleston, but I gotta say: it certainly sounds it could be, especially considering the fact that Harris is a man whose ex started dating another man not more than a week after his relationship with her ended. What is clear, though, is that the song is definitely written in the POV of a man whose new girlfriend is still in a relationship with another man: lyrics like "I see online that you begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend. Being attentive, continue to pretend," make this extremely clear. Written from Hiddleston's perspective, though? Until some involved party speaks up about this track, we might never know.
It is worth noting that Us Weekly has reported a source close to Swift and a source close to Harris revealed the song isn't about Hiddleswift at all — even going so far as to say that Harris was actually working on the track before the break-up, and that it's even primarily Newman's song — not Harris'. "People are just making assumptions to get attention for a song... There’s no way it could be about Tom." Then: "It has nothing to do with Tom and Taylor."
I suppose fans will have to listen to the track and decide for themselves. "Olé" is available on iTunes.