Ever since Calvin Harris’ new song “This Is What You Came For” dropped, everyone is wondering if Taylor Swift had something to do with it.
Regardless of the fact that it doesn’t sound like Calvin Harris’ previous efforts, the new single is still burning up the music charts. On Sunday, May 1, Harris shared a screenshot of the iTunes charts showing that he’s currently sitting at No. 1 in various countries. Not only is he at No. 1 in his native country of the UK, Harris is also No. 1 in Belgium, Canada, France, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, among others, totaling up to 15 countries.
In addition, the sneak preview of “This Is What You Came For” already racked up over 4 million views on YouTube.
Calvin Harris teamed up with Rihanna again to work on their new single, “This Is What You Came For,” which dropped on Friday, April 29. The hot new song features Rihanna singing the vocals.
The two artists previously worked on the hit songs “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been,” both of which received smash success. This new song features Rihanna singing about a woman who’s so in love with her boyfriend that she can’t take her eyes off of him.
“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves,” she’s heard singing repeatedly.
To be honest, the song sounds like something that Taylor Swift would write. Did his girlfriend have a hand in writing the lyrics? If so, why didn’t Harris feature her voice on the vocals instead of Rihanna? Well, Harris already explained that reason in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest.
“[Rihanna] had this iconic voice and when you give her a certain type of song to sing it’s just next level.”
Check out the rest of Calvin Harris’ interview with Ryan Seacrest, including who he’s planning to collaborate with.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Harris admitted that he was feeling anxious when he played the demo to Rihanna for the first time.
“I played it to [Rihanna] for the first time at Coachella. She heard it for the first time two weeks ago. It was me, her and her manager in the trailer at Coachella. It was the first time anything’s happened like that. I was nervous to play it for her. I changed so many bits from when she first heard it.”
Relief then washed over him and then he realized how “sick” it was to see Rihanna jamming along to his new song.
While some people are wondering if Taylor Swift wrote the song, others are wondering if the song is about the singer. It’s possible that Harris took a page out of Swift’s book to take something from personal experience into song.
There’s a tiny hint that the song could be about Taylor. The line, “We go fast with the game we play/Who knows why it’s gotta be this way?/We say nothing more than what we need/I say ‘your place’ when we leave,” could be a response to Taylor’s song “I Know Places.”
“Baby, I know places we won’t be found/And they’ll be chasing their tails tryin’ to track us down/Cause I, I know places we can hide/I know places, I know places,” she’s heard singing in the song.
Keep in mind that Taylor Swift serenaded Harris with the 1989 track in public, according to People. Check out the video proof below.
Even the Hollywood Life believes that Calvin Harris’ new song is about none other than Taylor Swift herself.
“Aww, this has to be about Taylor! No one else has moved Calvin’s world so much, and Taylor is always equally enthralled by Calvin’s music and performances. They’re a couple made in musician heaven!”
In early April, Taylor Swift made her bleached blonde debut at Coachella by wearing a black bomber jacket with a lightning bolt on the back. Right after she shared the photo on Instagram, Calvin changed his Twitter profile pic and header photo to the same image, according to Teen Vogue.
Then she had a fan girl moment right after Calvin Harris announced his collaboration with Rihanna on social media.
There was also that moment when Swift shared a now-deleted photo of herself looking googly-eyed during Harris’ set at Coachella. It seems to be a visual portrayal of the line, “Everybody’s watching her, but she’s looking at you.”
What are your thoughts? Do you think Taylor Swift inspired Calvin Harris’ new song? Sound off below in the comments section.
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