Harry Styles is about to release his debut solo album. He’s been good about avoiding talking about his past relationship with Taylor Swift and for someone who has had a lot of fame so young, he has shown a lot of growth and maturity. He recognizes that he writes songs about what has influenced his life and doesn’t expect others not to. In fact, he thinks it’s pretty incredible that his time with Swift, could help create such amazing songs.
Styles recently spoke with Billboard and said:
I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs (“Style” and “Out Of The Woods”). That’s what hits your heart. 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.”
He added that the songs Swift wrote, that are speculated to be about him are great.
“She’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere. She doesn’t need me to tell her they’re great. They’re great songs … It’s the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever.”
Styles, perhaps wasn’t ready for the constant attention that came with dating Swift, but he is thankful for their time together and wishes it could have been simple. That he could have gotten to know her without all the added pressure.
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles visited the Central Park Zoo together Sunday afternoon! Would you like to see these 2 date? pic.twitter.com/TWktMLOQ
— BestFan (@BestFan) December 3, 2012
“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? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date.”
There’s obviously no hard feelings towards Swift and it’s clear Styles is still a fan of her music!
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) February 1, 2016
When asked if there is anything he’d like to say to Swift today he 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 shit ever. So thank you.”