Looks like Harry Styles is taking a cue from Taylor Swift!
This time last year, when 1989 was blowing up the charts and "Shake It Off" was playing literally everywhere you turned, Styles offered up a perfect response to speculation that he had inspired several tracks on Swift's album. "She's really good, so they're good songs," he said of his famous ex. "I'm really lucky in that sense."
He explained: "We write from personal experience, and I think everyone does, so it would be hypocritical of us to be like, 'Oh you can’t write about us.'"
Now, it looks like Styles is returning the favor with One Direction's brand new single, "Perfect," which was penned by a team that included Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
"But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms/ And if you like having secret little rendezvous/ If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do/ Baby, I'm perfect/ Baby, I'm perfect for you," Styles sings on the chorus. "And if you like midnight driving with the windows down/ And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce/ If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about/ Baby, you’re perfect."
Then, there's the kicker: "And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out/ Oh, yeah/ And if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about/ Baby, I'm perfect/ Baby, we're perfect."
Styles has not publicly addressed speculation about the song's inspiration, while Swift has always prided herself on only hinting at her muses -- never outright confirming.
Styles and Swift dated briefly from late 2012 to early 2013, and while Swift has happily moved on with Calvin Harris, we're just glad the former flames have continued to inspire amazing new tracks for our listening pleasure. Thanks, guys! (And for more on the band's unique appreciation for "Shake It Off," watch the video below.)
"Perfect" is the second single, following "Drag Me Down," off 1D's upcoming album, Made in the A.M. The new batch of tunes will be released everywhere on Nov. 13. Which single is your favorite so far? Hit the comments and let us know.