Harry Styles Is Definitely Not Talking About Taylor Swift on His New Album

Y’all, we need to have a serious talk about Harry Styles.

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Remember how Styles dated Taylor Swift and then allegedly broke her poor, innocent heart? Or what about when she wrote a few songs, like “Out of the Woods” and “Style,” that people strongly suspected were about him despite having confirmation from Swift that only one song was about him? Finally, how could you forget that time she spent their romantic vacation alone on a boat while he kept partying?

Crucially, remember how he stayed quiet about it all, even when it was revealed that Swift is kind of a little bit (a lot) manipulative, especially when it comes to controlling her own image? Styles definitely got himself a lasting bad-boy reputation from that relationship, but now he’s coming clean about his past.

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I am surprised and delighted to be the one to tell you all that Styles is actually kind of great. He’s sweet and sensitive and the things he has to say about his exes, including Swift, will melt your heart. Here goes.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Styles opened up about his past relationships: “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.”

He also addressed Swift’s songs that were allegedly written about him, saying, “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.”

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Um, what? When did Styles turn into this mature, self-aware individual who is far more graceful at relationships than Swift has ever been? When did this happen? I was not excited about his solo album, but I sure am now.