Is "New Year's Day" About Harry Styles? Taylor Swift's Fans Have Mixed Feelings
I love a good Twitter theory. I spend most days scrolling through and reading various fan theories about Taylor Swift, Reputation, and basically everything related to the pop star. You can't get anything past Swifties so I go right to the source. My curiosity got the best of me when I was wondering who is "New Year's Day" about? I honestly cannot deal with what I saw.
Some fans are thinking the last track on Swift's album is about... wait for it, you'll love this... HARRY FREAKING STYLES. Personally, I disagree. However, after reading a bit more, I can understand where fans are coming from. The "New Year's Day" lyrics could point to a past lover. The post-chorus sings out a few times during the song,
Holding on to memories of a past lover? Not out of the question for Swift. The second thing that is making fans raise an eyebrow is the song's theme around "New Year's Day."
The couple started dating at the end of 2012 and officially called it quits nearly as soon as 2013 began (maybe New Year's Day?). The relationship was significant in the sense that it provided the world with lots of entertainment, namely in the form of multiple Swift songs rumored to be about the couple — specifically, "Style" and "Out Of The Woods."
During a revealing interview with Rolling Stone in April of 2017, Styles opened up about his relationship with Swift and responded to the almost indisputable fact that the two tracks on 1989 are about him. I MEAN "STYLE" IS BASICALLY HIS LAST NAME. He also hinted he's not above writing songs about her, saying,
Styles is in the music business and totally relates to writing songs about exes, so I'm sure he wouldn't mind if "New Year's Day" was about him. I think it's flattering — Swift is clearly crazy about whoever she wrote the song about. The first verse reads,
Swift also refers to this mystery man as the possible "toast of the town" in Verse 2.
Many fans went immediately to the idea that "New Year's Day" is about Styles.
However, others (like myself) disagree and think the song is about Swift's current rumored boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
Swift dated Styles four years ago, so maybe she's over it? However, even if I shared a cab with Harry Styles, I would literally never get over it and tell everyone I know for the rest of my life... so, who am I to judge?
We may never know who inspired "New Year's Day." One thing is for sure, Twitter will always have new Harry and Taylor connections. I honestly cannot get enough, though. Haylor for life, right? NO, STOP IT.
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