This is what he came for. Despite denying rumors that his latest single, “My Way,” was not written about ex Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris seems to throw shade at the pop star, 26, in his accompanying music video for the song.
In the video, which debuted on Friday, October 28, Harris 32, puts on a virtual-reality headset and experiences a breakup with a girl who does not bear a physical resemblance to Swift but wears a bevy of ensembles that almost match some of the “Shake It Off” singer’s most memorable fashion moments. E! News was first to note the similarities.
In perhaps the most striking scene of all, as noted by E!, Harris’ love interest levitates horizontally in his make-believe living room, mirroring the pose Swift made at the top of her 2015 “Bad Blood” music video. Not only does the Scottish DJ’s costar mimic the superstar’s position in the scene, the brunette beauty is wearing a white, futuristic ensemble that is hardly distinguishable from T. Swift’s.
In another shot noted by E!, Harris’ pretend ex stands up on a horse just like Swift did in her 2014 “Blank Space” video, and toward the end of the “My Way” visual, she sports a sexy, strappy leather outfit that matches the dominatrix style in “Bad Blood.”
As previously reported, fans figured that “My Way” was written as a dis to Swift after she and Harris called it quits on their romance after 15 months of dating. (She quickly rebounded with actor Tom Hiddleston, but they broke up back in September.)
The lyrics for “My Way” include lines such as, “Why wait to say, at least I did it my way? Lie awake two-faced, but in my heart I understand,” and “I made my move and it was all about you. I feel so far removed. You are the one thing in my way.”
During a September 16 interview with Z100 New York’s Elvis Duran, Harris insisted that his track is not about Swift, who cowrote his Rihanna-assisted hit, “This Is What You Came For.” Instead, it’s about his struggle to make it in the music industry.
“It’s breaking out of a situation,” the famed producer said. “I was trying to move to London, and I was working in [a grocery store] in Scotland, I was trying to go on and make music for a living but I couldn’t because I didn’t have any money. I was like, damn this grocery store! If I could break out of this I could have enough time to work on music and get good.”
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