Harry Styles Reflects on Failed Relationship with Taylor Swift
Over three years after their split, singer Harry Styles is opening up on his past romance with Taylor Swift.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Harry reflected on their 2012 date in Central Park, which was caught on camera. He said, "When I see photos from that day, I think: 'Relationships are hard, at any age.' And adding in that you don't really understand exactly how it works when you're 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn't make it easier.”
"I mean, you're a little bit awkward to begin with. You're on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right?” Styles went on. "It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it — I just wanted it to be a normal date.”
After their split, Taylor released her album “1989," featuring “Out of the Woods” and “Style,” which are rumored to be about him. Of the songs, Harry said, "I mean, I don't know if they're about me or not… but the issue is, she's so good, they're bloody everywhere… They're great songs ... It's the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever."
"I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I'm lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That's what hits your heart,” he pointed out. "That's the stuff that's hardest to say, and it's the stuff I talk least about. That's the part that's about the two people. I'm never going to tell anybody everything.”
When asked if there was anything he wanted to say to his famous ex-girlfriend, Harry said, "Certain things don't work out. There's a lot of things that can be right, and it's still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad.' And if you run into that person, maybe it's awkward, maybe you have to get drunk... but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best sh*t ever. So thank you.”
Styles is in the middle of promoting his new album, which comes out next month.