Everyone Thinks This New One Direction Song Is About Taylor Swift (and It Probably Is)

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While Taylor Swift swears “Bad Blood” is just about “the loss of a friendship” and not a diss at Katy Perry for stealing her backup dancers, the internet is certain One Direction’s latest single is about Swift. The quartet released their ode to casual sex, “Perfect,” last night, fueling rumors that Harry Styles has finally responded to his ex. Their evidence points to this not-so-subtle lyric about a very public relationship: “If you like cameras flashing every time we go out / If you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about / Baby, I’m perfect / Baby, we’re perfect,” Harry sings on the bridge.

Taylor and Harry’s relationship was well documented by the paparazzi, while Taylor made several references to Styles throughout 1989 (most notably on “Out of the Woods”). Even less subtle? Harry appears to respond directly to Taylor’s midnight-drive anecdote in “Style,” singing, “And if you like midnight driving with the windows down / If you like to do whatever you’ve been dreaming about / Baby, you’re perfect / So let’s start right now.” In other words: Taylor’s perfect, Harry’s perfect, and #Haylor are still perfect fodder for catchy songs. (Sorry, Calvin.)

Here’s 1D’s Ode to One-Night Stands, ‘Perfect’