Even though Taylor Swift's "I Forgot That You Existed" is an undeniable bop, there's a lot more to the new song than that. Plenty of fans think that Swift's "I Forgot That You Existed" lyrics are actually about her ex Calvin Harris, who she split from in 2016. And even though her album Lover just came out, Swifties are already tweeting all their thoughts about it.
Why do fans think that the track might be about the DJ? The title for one thing. It's not as if this is the first album Swift has released since their breakup. In fact, it didn't seem like any of her songs have referenced the end of their relationship — at least not explicitly. And then, an album later, she drops a song called "I Forgot That You Existed," very much implying that the breakup was so insignificant that it just did not occur to her to make a song about him on the entire Reputation album.
The clues also seem to be in the lyrics. Swift sings:
"How many days did I spend thinking
'Bout how you did me wrong, wrong, wrong?
Lived in the shade you were throwing
'Til all of my sunshine was gone, gone, gone
And I couldn't get away from ya
In my feelings more than Drake, so yeah
Your name on my lips, tongue-tied
Free rent, living in my mind"
Considering there were some shady moments post-breakup between the pair, the lyrics heavily hint it could be about Harris. Swift will probably never straight-up confirm who it's about, but her fans have a lot of thoughts on the track.
Fans Have Been Waiting For This One
Swift is known for referencing her exes in lyrics. Considering they split up in 2016, it's actually be a long wait for Calvin Harris diss track, if that is what this is.
Someone Wondered If She "Forgot" To Put The Track On Her Last Album
Did she purposely "forget" to put this on Reputation (the next album after their split) just to make a point?
People Are Pretty Convinced
After a whole album of Harris-free tracks, this song title seemed like a dead giveaway of what to expect before Lover even dropped.
They Turned To Swift For Confirmation
Unfortunately, Swift did not confirm or deny this fan's suspicions, but her mentions are probably blowing up right now.
Fans Even Tweeted Harris Directly
The DJ might as well mute his notifications. It's going to be a long night.
Some Are Impressed By The Delayed Shade
Based on past precedent, it would have been pretty logical for Swift to reference Harris in a song right after they parted ways, but this song was worth the wait to her superfans.
Swifties Are Already Quoting The Lyrics
She didn't actually say anything bad about Harris (or whoever the song is about), but the line "it isn't love, it isn't hate, it's just indifference" already has a major impact. Look out for some Swift-influenced subtweets and Instagram captions in the near future.
It's Officially Over
If anything this song might be a good thing for the DJ. All publicity is good publicity, right?
Swifties have been theorizing and fanning out on social media, but as of this moment Swift hasn't said a word. Other than reminding people about the album drop, even though there's no chance anyone would actually forget. Will she "forget" to confirm who this song is about? Or will she set the record straight?