Is Calvin Harris' "Outside" About Rita Ora? Probably Not, But It'll Still Get You Dancing — LISTEN

On Sunday evening, Calvin Harris' premiered his new song, "Outside," with Ellie Goulding, and its sad lyrics about a failed love affair will definitely get people talking about his relationship with Rita Ora again. So, is "Outside" about Rita Ora? Of course, I can't say for sure, but I'll be perfectly up front with you: I really don't think so. After all, in September, the 30-year-old Scottish DJ told Ryan Seacrest that his last single, "Blame," was definitely not about Ora. In fact, according to Harris, John Newman, the song's featured vocalist, wrote the lyrics entirely by himself.

Additionally, in August, Harris slammed Ora on Twitter by saying that, unlike her, he doesn't feel the need to "talk to the papers about every aspect" of his personal life. So, something tells me that he's not too keen on the idea of opening up about his exes via song. Just a hunch. Inevitable Ora rumors aside, "Outside" is another fantastic collaboration from Harris and Goulding that will have you both dancing and crying in no time. Honestly, what could be better?

On "Outside's" first verse and pre-chorus, Goulding sings:

Look at what you've done

Stand still, falling away from me

When it takes so long

Fire's out, what do you want to be?

I'm holding on

Myself was never enough for me

Gotta be so strong

There's a power in what you do

Now every other day, I'll be watchin' you, oh

The instrumental slowly builds during the chorus until it explodes into a symphony of strings and synths:

Oh, I'll show what it feels like, now I'm on the outside

Oh, we did everything right, now I'm on the outside

Oh, I'll show you what it feels like, now I'm on the outside

Oh, we did everything right, now I'm on the outside

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Like Harris and Goulding's last song, "I Need Your Love," "Outside" has a forlorn, wistful quality to it. It's definitely what I'd call a "tears on the dance floor" anthem. If you're "on the outs" with love at the moment and need a new track to fist-pump and bawl your eyes out to, "Outside" will do nicely, that's for sure.

"Outside" is taken from Harris' upcoming new album, Motion , which is due out on Nov. 4.