The Gymboree Mick Jagger (who happens to do an A+++ Mick Jagger impersonation) is on the cover of Rolling Stone looking like a stoned 70s hustler trying to push out a stubborn shit, and inside of the magazine, he talks about Taylor Swift and what he thinks of her writing songs about their relationship. Tay Tay’s Squad can stand down, because Harry only blew heart-shaped air kisses of niceness at her.
Cameron Crowe interviewed Harry Styles for Rolling Stone and when Taylor Swift was brought up, Harry’s bowels must’ve remembered all of the pumpkin spice lattes she made him drink, because he got up and went to the bathroom. Harry may or may not have gone to the bathroom to quickly call his PR trick to go over the statement that Taylor’s PR team told him to repeat if he’s ever asked about her by a magazine. Harry came back and said this about his totally organic Central Park photo-op with Taylor in 2012 (relive the real love of it all in the gallery below).
“When I see photos from that day. I think: Relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier. I mean, you’re a little bit awkward to begin with. You’re on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date.”
Two of Taylor’s songs, Out of the Woods and Style, are probably about Harry and he says that if they are about him, then his b-hole must be shaped like a four leaf clover, because he’s lucky to have inspired such great songs. Harry laid it on so extra thick that if I was Cameron, I would’ve grabbed him by the shoulders and shook him while screaming, “What does that snake in a Skipper doll’s clothing have you on you, Harry?!”
“I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not … but the issue is, she’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere. I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart. That’s the stuff that’s hardest to say, and it’s the stuff I talk least about. That’s the part that’s about the two people. I’m never going to tell anybody everything.
….They’re great songs … It’s the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever.”
Cameron ended the Taylor Swift portion of their interview by asking Harry if there’s anything he’d like to say to her. There is, Harry wants to thank her.
“I don’t know. Certain things don’t work out. There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than ‘this didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’ And if you run into that person, maybe it’s awkward, maybe you have to get drunk … but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best shit ever. So thank you.”
In the rest of the interview, Harry said nice things about shit-talking Zayn Malik and also defended his teenage girl fans. You can read the rest here if you want to.
Harry may be okay with Taylor writing songs about him, because like her, he is a true artiste and understands the process of making real art! Harry also may have written songs about her. One Direction’s Perfect may be about her, and there’s a song on his first solo album called Ever Since New York that may be about her too. Harry tells Cameron that a lot of his album is about a chick he was in a more recent relationship with. Everyone thinks he’s talking about Kendall Jenner. If he’s got songs about Kendull on his album, then you better keep a defibrillator handy when you listen to them. Because they are going to be so riveting and thrilling that they’re going to take your heart out! But seriously, the only way Harry could truly capture the spirit of Kendull Jenner in sound is if he recorded the sound of paint drying.