Taylor Swift May Have Just Shaded Ex-BF Calvin Harris
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Taylor Swift has graced the August cover of Harper's Bazaar, chatting with the one and only Pattie Boyd about her songwriting process and where she finds inspiration.
Speaking about how inspiration can spring up from anything, Pattie -- who was married to two certified rock legends in The Beatles' George Harrison and Eric Clapton -- recalled that she inspired her then-hubby Eric to pen the hit "Wonderful Tonight" through the simple act of getting ready for a party.
Taylor then said that she also takes inspiration for songs from her day-to-day life.
"There are definitely moments when it’s like this cloud of an idea comes and just lands in front of your face, and you reach up and grab it," Taylor said.
Conceding that "a lot of songwriting is things you learn; structure, and cultivating that skill, and knowing how to craft a song," Taylor went on to say that parts of songwriting go far beyond that.
"There are mystical, magical moments, inexplicable moments when an idea that is fully formed just pops into your head," she said. "And that’s the purest part of my job. It can get complicated on every other level, but the songwriting is still the same uncomplicated process it was when I was 12 years old writing songs in my room."
Taylor then said that as a songwriter, she's not sure how the people in her life find their way into her songs.
"I don’t know what it is that makes some people really creatively inspiring," she mused. "There have been people I’ve spent a lot of time with who I just couldn’t write about."
"I don’t know. It’s just that some people come into your life and they have this effect on you," Taylor added.
Taylor's Swifties were quick to jump on this, noting that this statement was probably about her former flame Calvin Harris, who she dated for over a year before her whirlwind relationship with Tom Hiddleston, and before her current romance with boyfriend Joe Alywn.
Eagle-eyed Swifties who have done a deep dive on every Reputation track generally believe that the album has a lot of songs about Joe, and believe fan-favourite track "Getaway Car" is about the #Hiddleswift fling. Meanwhile, the only track about Calvin isn't even on Reputation -- in fact, she sold off "Better Man", a diss track probably about her former flame -- to country act Little Big Town.
Speaking to Pattie, Taylor said that it was "very rare" to have been a muse for two different rock legends like Pattie was for Harrison and Clapton.
"It’s really interesting because in your case you inspired that creative output from two iconic musicians," she said. "That just blows my mind."
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