Taylor Swift has finally released the music video for her most recent single "Style" and it is everything we could have hoped for. It’s intimate and sexy and features a shirtless man. There’s also a long drive, a deserted beach, a thunderstorm and lots of longing looks. In short, it's a classic Swift video.
Without further ado,
It is no secret that most of Taylor Swift's songs are inspired by her past relationships, and is that a crime? Turns out that the entire track list of '1989' was pretty heavily influenced by her quick but impactful relationship with Harry Styles of One Direction.
“She’s still obsessed with him,” an insider told HollywoodLife. “She never got over him, like she did with with John [Mayer] and Jake [Gyllenhaal]. Harry really had a huge impact on her. She makes references to him all the time still, but if she’s confronted with the question of, ‘Why are you still singing about him?’ she’ll just say, ‘It’s just a song.’ She’ll totally downplay it.”
The song is filled with references to Styles, starting with the title and the lyrics alluding to a boy with long, slicked back hair and a white t-shirt who "can't keep his eyes on the road." To top it all off, Swift holds up a paper airplane necklace, which is similar to one that Styles has been seen wearing/gifted to Taylor.
According to Rolling Stone:
Swift won't say much about her relationship with Styles, other than that they're now friends. But talking to her, it seems clear that many of the songs on 1989 that are about a guy are about him. There's "I Wish You Would," about an ex who bought a house two blocks from hers (whom she implies was Styles). And "All You Had to Do Was Stay," about a guy who was never willing to commit (ditto). Then there's the song that sets a new high-water mark for Swiftian faux secrecy – a sexy Miami Vice-sounding throwback about a guy with slicked-back hair and a white T-shirt and a girl in a tight little skirt that is called – no joke – "Style." (She allows herself a satisfied grin. "We should have just called it 'I'm Not Even Sorry.'")
& Not Dating
But now, T.Swift has sworn off of love for the time being. In the same Rolling Stone interview, Swift explains that "[her] life is just not conducive to bringing other people into it right now. [She's] very childlike and romantic about lots of things, but [She's] realistic about this."
"I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime," Swift says. "And I'm just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don't like seeing slide shows of guys I've apparently dated. I don't like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don't like it when headlines read 'Careful, Bro, She'll Write a Song About You,' because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don't like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start. And so," she says, "I just don't date."
Get the full cover story interview here.