Calvin Harris' new single ft. Katy Perry throws some savage shade at Taylor Swift

Calvin Harris 19/06/2017

Calvin has dropped the latest single from Funk Wav Bounces Vo. 1, a star-studded poolside disco jam featuring Katy Perry, Big Sean and Pharrell.

Calvin's bringing Disco back, and we're loving it.

If you're asking us, it's Pharell who's the highlight on this funky tune... But the funky vibe could well be a big disguise for some savage shade.

The lyrics and Katy Perry's feature (for those of you who don't subscribe to bullshit Hollywood gossip, Katy and Taylor have an enormous bitchfit feud with each other) have fans assuming 'Feels' is a a diss track.

To be fair, it looks/sounds like there could be some truth to this salacious talk. Some of the lyrics do sound v. reminiscent to the social profile of a certain country-singer-turned-dubstep-sampling-pop-star.

Photos of Swift making out with The Night Manager actor, Tom Hiddleston, emerged just a couple weeks after Calvin's and Swift's break up hit the papers. The publicness of 'Hiddleswift' or whatever they called it, had some fans questioning the authenticity/motivation for Taylor to jump into something of such a high profile, immediately after dating Calvin for about a year - and having played v. low key in the media during her time with the Scottish DJ.  

Was it a publicity stunt?

Yes, we're sking the big questions at George today. But if you're reading this... you clearly wanna know what's going on, so reel in the judgment fam.

“It’s very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly,” the D.J. told British GQ last year.

"The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus. She respected my feelings in that sense. I’m not good at being a celebrity."

Some of the lyrics in 'Feels' seem to allude to this whole messy situation Calvin found himself in.

Spesh lines like: 

"Goddamn, I know you love to make an entrance
Do you like getting paid or getting paid attention?"


And this one, which seems to be talking about Taylor's habit of comparing her exes/turning them into global smash hits, and her enormous Instagram following:

 

I’m the best you had, you just be comparing me to me
I’ma ‘at’ this at you,

If I put you on my phone
And upload it, it’ll get maximum views



Check the full lyrics out below, and decide for yourself if this is a funky tune of SHADE. Or just stream and enjoy the music. 

Pharrell's Part:


Hey!
Well nothing ever last forever, no
One minute you’re here and the next you’re gone
So I respect you, wanna take it slow
I need a mental receipt to know this moment I owe

Do you mind if I steal a kiss? (Chop, chop)
A little souvenir, can I steal it from you?
To memorize the way you shock me
The way you move it here (Hey)
Just wanna feel it from you (Hey)

Katy Perry's Part:

Don’t be afraid to catch feels
Ride drop top and chase thrills (Hey)
I know you ain’t afraid to pop pills (Hey)
Baby, I know you ain’t scared to catch feels
Feels with me

Pharrell and Big Sean's Part:

Goddamn, I know you love to make an entrance
Do you like getting paid or getting paid attention?
You mixed the wrong guys with the right intentions
In the same bed, but it still feel long distance
She’s looking for a little more consistency
But when you stop looking you gon’ find what’s meant to be
And honestly, I’m way too done with the hoes
I cut off all my exes for your x and o’s
I feel my old flings was just preparing me
When I say I want you, say it back, parakeet
Fly in first-class through the air, Airbnb
I’m the best you had, you just be comparing me to me
I’ma ‘at’ this at you, if I put you on my phone
And upload it, it’ll get maximum views
I came in through in the clutch with the lipsticks and phones
Wear your fave cologne just to get you alone.

Oosh. Scandalous. Spesh if this is about Taylor, Katy's calling out Taylor, the poster girl for all things sweet, and good as a dirty pinger popper. 

Goddamn, I know you love to make an entrance
Do you like getting paid or getting paid attention?