There’s rather a lot to unpack on Taylor Swift’s new track “High Infidelity,” which was launched as a part of the 3AM model of her Midnights album. Immediately after the track was launched, followers started buzzing that it should be about Calvin Harris, and there are many clues as to why. The greatest, although, was the reference of the date “April 29” on the track, as Taylor sings, “Do you really want to know where I was on April 29th?” Well, it seems that April 29, 2016 is the day that Calvin and Rihanna’s track, “This Is What You Came For,” got here out. It was later confirmed that Taylor had truly written the observe beneath a pseudonym, Nils Sjoberg.
At the time, Taylor and Calvin, who had been relationship for greater than a yr, had been holding their skilled collaboration beneath wraps. Calvin did an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest on April 29 and was requested whether or not he ever deliberate to collaborate with Taylor. He responded, “You know, we haven’t even spoken about it. I can’t see it happening, though. No. She’s about to take a long break.”
Well, a number of months later, after the May 2016 breakup, TMZ reported that this April 29 interview grew to become a supply of competition for Taylor and Calvin. The web site known as it the “breaking point” within the pair’s relationship, as Taylor reportedly felt that Calvin “disrespected” her amidst “This Is What You Came For’s launch. The experiences surfacing led to Calvin going off on Taylor on social media.
So…the place was Taylor on April 29, 2016? Well, on April 28, she was photographed out with buddies in Los Angeles after celebrating her BFF, Gigi Hadid’s, birthday. Images surfaced of Taylor leaving the social gathering within the early hours of April 29. It’s unclear what she did the remainder of that day, however by May 1, she was in New York City gearing up for the May 2 Met Gala. As co-chair of the occasion that yr, she attended a pre-Met Gala dinner with Anna Wintour on May 1.
The remainder of “High Infidelity” appears to inform the story of Taylor and Calvin’s breakup, which was fast-tracked after she spent the night time with Tom Hiddleston on the Met Gala. The Met Gala additionally occurred to be the night time she met her now-boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, however Tom was the person she first had a fling with earlier than lastly getting along with Joe. Fans are satisfied that “High Infidelity” is Taylor’s confession that she was untrue to Calvin with Tom, however she’s not apologizing for it.
“I bent the truth too far tonight,” Taylor sings within the refrain. “I was dancing around, dancing around it. High infidelity.” The “dancing around” reference might be literal, as movies confirmed Taylor and Tom having a dance social gathering on the Met Gala earlier than their relationship was confirmed. Another reference to Calvin might be when Taylor sings, “Put on your headphones and burn my city,” with the “headphones” alluding to his profession as a DJ. The singer additionally references infidelity when she sings, “Do you really want to know where I was April 29th? Do I really have to tell you how he brought me back to life?” Taylor beforehand sang about leaving Calvin for Tom on the 2017 observe, “Getaway Car.”