Taylor Swift held nothing back at Midnights. Aside from seemingly referencing her infamous feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and her falling out with Scooter Braun throughout the album, fans think Swift’s bonus track “High Infidelity” is about her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris.
The stars reportedly dated for 15 months. According to US Weekly, Swift and Harris began dating in March 2015 and then split in June 2016. While they were together, Swift and Harris co-wrote “This Is What You Came For.” Back then, the “Anti-Hero” singer carried her work under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg.
Swift spoke about the decision to use a fake name in a November 2020 interview with Rolling Stone. “I think when a pseudonym comes up you still have a love for the work and you don’t want the work to be overshadowed by this thing that’s been built around you based on what people know about you,” she said . “I wrote under the name Nils Sjöberg because they are two of the most popular Swedish male names.”
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According to fans, Swift appears to allude to an ex with a musical background during the chorus of “High Infidelity” when she sings, “High Infidelity/ Put on your records and sorry me/ I bend the truth too far tonight/ I was dancing dance around, dance around.” / High infidelity/ Put on your headphones and burn my town.”
Then there’s the fact that in the second verse, Swift references an important date related to her relationship with Harris. “You really want to know where I was on April 29th?” She sings. It’s interesting because April 29, 2016 is the day This Is What You Came For was released.
The Easter eggs didn’t go over the heads of the fans.
So who is High Infidelity actually about? Swift hasn’t revealed her inspiration behind the track, but her lyrics alone are putting fans’ money on Harris.
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