Your boyfriend has dropped his debut album, and we get to ask the important questions. The question of who Harry Styles' "Only Angel" is about has been plaguing me in particular, and he's been tight-lipped so far. The newly-solo artist released his self-titled debut on May 12, and fans immediately flooded Twitter with speculation about the subject of the track. It's clearly a former flame, and although the singer hasn't spoken on the record (yet!) as to whom he's talking about, I think there's a clue right in the title: the word "angel."
My money is on Kendall Jenner, whom Styles dated off-and-on for a time, beginning in late 2013. As you might recall, Kendall Jenner walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2016, which would technically make her... yup, that's right, a Victoria's Secret Angel. Aha! I see what you did there, Harry Styles. You gave us the answer right in the title, just like another of your ex-girlfriends, Taylor Swift, did with her song "Style."
Literally dropped my ipod listening to Only Angel wtf Harry got me so shook who is he singing about— Violet ✨ (@inesGuiomars2) May 11, 2017
am i the only one who thinks Meet Me In The Hallway,Only Angel,Woman & From The Dining Table is about Kendall? ._.— clair👻 (@frdysmyfav) May 12, 2017
Imagine being the person who only angel is about— ariana (@softwarmground) May 12, 2017
Within the song, I wouldn't so much say there are more clues that point to Jenner as there are lyrics that could definitely apply to her. For example, when I hear the "Only Angel" lyric, "Couldn't take you home to mother in a skirt that short / But I think that's what I like about it," I'm like, "Oh, Kendall Jenner wears skirts. Sometimes short ones! Could be her." Or the lines:
It's not super specific, but, at the same time, Jenner has a brother. And she has a reputation among family members for being sweet. So, you know, there's that.
But all these details check out, and while it could, of course, still turn out that Styles is singing about someone else, sometimes the answer is right in front of your face.