LISTEN: Calvin Harris Drops Breakup Song ‘Olé’ – But It’s Not About Taylor Swift
Sources tell E! News that no, the reggae song is not about Swift.
“This song has nothing to do with Taylor. He likes this song a lot. People can interpret the song how they want to, but in the end it’s just an artist expression.”
Another source added that “Olé” was actually created months before his breakup with Swift even happened.
Harris actually opened up about the song in April during an interview with Capital FM, saying, “It’s with John Newman but it’s much better than ‘Blame.'”
And Newman told MTV in May, “We have done a tune together and it’s incredible. I don’t want to say too much ‘cause I didn’t know he said that!” He added:
My next single is coming after this [“Give Me Your Love” with Sigala]. It’s produced by Calvin and…it’s kind of a reggae vibe which is quite cool and…we’ve done something else together behind the scenes as well, which is something which has shocked us both. I think because we were so proud of the success of ‘Blame’ and then we kinda listened to [this new song] and we were like, ‘This is totally different to anything we’ve ever made and done together.’
Nevertheless, the lyrics in “Olé” do paint a picture of a cheating scandal. Newman sings in one verse:
“My heart speaks/ I ain’t seen you or been with you for weeks/ But I see online that you’ve begun to be/ A good girl and take trips with your boyfriend/ Being attentive, continue to pretend.
“But no, cause there’s no telling how far you can go/ You’ve hidden my name on your phone so you can/ Call me to tell me you’ve been going through hell/ Left him alone and you booked in a hotel.”
Listen to “Olé” below: