Harry Styles Defends Taylor Swift Writing Songs About Her Exes
Haylor is alive and well, people, even if it’s just the friendship and/or mutual support between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift… we’re here for it all the same. During a recent interview with Sirius XM, per Taylor Swift News Twitter, Harry defended writing songs about people saying that, especially for Taylor’s exes, of which he is part of that group, “at least they’re good songs.”
“I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and it’s like flattering, even if the song isn’t that flattering, you still spent time on it,” he said on the radio show. “Using Taylor as an example, she’s a great songwriter. So at least they’re good songs.”
Taylor has long been criticized for her “long list of ex-lovers,” and the fact that she often writes songs about them. From the Taylor Lautner-inspired “Back to December” to the Harry-inspired “Style,” let’s just face it — Harry’s right, they’re all good songs. Even “Dear John,” which is a straight-up diss track to John Mayer is beautiful.
Plus, Harry has also penned a track or two for his past loves. Many inferred that the One Direction song “Perfect,” was about Harry’s relationship with Taylor, and his last album, Fine Line featured a song called “Cherry” that included vocals from his ex Camille Rowe and was about the demise of their relationship and her moving on. The song “To Be So Lonely,” also on Fine Line was thought to be about his french ex.
Still, songwriters who identify as men are typically less-often criticized for their romantic conquests and using them for inspiration, and never in the same way that Taylor has been. Taylor’s been a relationship for two years and people still don’t get it. Stream “The Man” and Fine Line. We’re just happy Harry Styles is sticking up for his ex. We stan that kind of energy.