Taylor Swift dropped her new song, "...Ready for It?" Sunday morning and the internet is already analyzing it for clues, naturally. While some people think the love-filled song is about Taylor's rumored current guy, Joe Alwyn, many on Twitter have another theory: Harry Styles.
The theory stems from the moment Taylor sings about a guy who is "younger than my exes but he act like such a man so." Why does that point to Harry? At 23, he's younger than Taylor's other exes, like Calvin Harris (33), Tom Hiddleston (36), Joe Jonas (28), John Mayer (39), and Jake Gyllenhaal (36). Of course Joe Alwyn is 26, making him younger as well, but not the youngest.
Also supporting it? That reference to ghosts and phantoms, which has fans remembering Harry's song, "Two Ghosts" and the "island breeze" line, which could call back to the vacation they took together.
Here is just a sample of the Twitterstorm this theory is causing:
YOUNGER THAN MY EXES BUT HE ACT LIKE SUCH A MAN SO I SEE NOTHING BETTER. I KEEP HIM FOREVER LIKE A VENDETTA #ReadyForIt pic.twitter.com/3SraSjxW3BSeptember 3, 2017
Me reading the #ReadyForIt lyrics and realising its about Harry Styles with references to Two Ghosts and being young #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/98Bse5w9u9September 3, 2017
BUT IF HES A GHOST THEN I CAN BE A PHANTOMWERE JUST TWO GHOSTS ITS ABOUT HARRY.MY HAYLOR ASS WAS NOT READY.#ReadyForIt #haylor pic.twitter.com/J6NB4SxHUcSeptember 3, 2017
"But if he's a ghost""Younger than my exes""We moved to an island"not making everything about harrybut it's about harry #ReadyForItSeptember 3, 2017
This song is about @Harry_Styles? He is younger that her and all off her exes and they were on caribbean vacation....#Readyforit pic.twitter.com/WUcsqKX6uESeptember 3, 2017
"But if he is a ghost" @Harry_Styles writes 'Two Ghost'! #ReadyForIt @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/bogFU4gosMSeptember 3, 2017
Harry: we're just #TwoGhosts Taylor: but if he’s a ghost then I can be a phantom #ReadyforIt Me: pic.twitter.com/sCqsaO2tvISeptember 3, 2017
WAIT IS THIS SONG ABOUT HARRY OH MY GOD #ReadyForIt pic.twitter.com/nb0kiLJSINSeptember 3, 2017
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