Taylor Swift is known for using life experiences to inspire emotional songs. But it appears that English singer Olly Murs believes Harry Styles has already given the songstress his share of material.
WELL. I do not, and will never, tolerate this kind of behaviour towards Taylor Swift. Not anymore. And not only as a fan of hers, but also as a woman with a brain who thinks this is all just ridiculous and unfair. Harry may have given her “his share of material” but I think you’ve all given her enough sh*t already.
First of all, people need to stop telling Taylor to “let it go” - she could’ve written Out Of The Woods right when they broke up, for all you know. She’s releasing it now because it’s when her album’s coming out. Period. (And even if she wrote the song two months ago, who cares? Don’t you ever think back to your previous relationships? It’s still a damn great song.)
And second of all, this really isn’t any of your business. If anyone has the right to complain about the song, that’s Harry, but he hasn’t. She puts him in a very positive light, so in my opinion he really wouldn’t have that much to complain about, but I’d still get it if he did. But you? What are you complaining about? Is the song about you?
More importantly, as somebody who actually owns your albums, who do you write your songs about, Mr. Murs? Is it about fictional characters? Your pets? Imaginary stories? Have you never written a song about your personal experiences? I doubt that. But you know what makes you different from Taylor? That people don’t care about who you date. People won’t make a scene because you’re going out with somebody. Your pictures will not be all over the internet, along with a list of all the people you’ve apparently dated. Your partner’s fans, and what’s worse, professional adults in the industry (like I thought you were); will not make fun of you. Your love life is not an international pastime.
For some stupid reason, Taylor’s is. And don’t even try to tell me that’s her fault for writing about her relationships when that’s what every single songwriter out there does. Hell, I’ve seen you worship a male artist for writing a song in which he’s calling out a very well-known woman for cheating on him, but if Taylor does that (or even if she just writes a breathtakingly beautiful song about a past relationship where she’s not even bashing the guy), she should “write about something new”.
Double standards, my friends.