Here Are All The Harry Styles References In Taylor Swift's New Video
Two paper airplanes flying, flying, for starters.
It's become pretty universally understood that 1989 is all about Taylor Swift's relationship with Harry Styles, which ended in 2013.
And in an interview with Rolling Stone in September, Taylor all but confirmed these rumours when she discussed the song "Style".
And now the video has dropped, and there are all kinds of Harry Styles references, as if to confirm once and for all that there are indeed several tracks on the album about him. First, we have to turn to another track from 1989: "Out of the Woods".
There's been a lot of speculation that this song was about Harry too, and in particular whether the necklace Taylor references in the song belongs to Harry – something he wore constantly back in 2012.
Looking at it now Last December, we were built to fall apartThen fall back together Your necklace hanging from my neck The night we couldn't quite forget When we decided To move the furniture so we could dance Baby, like we stood a chanceTwo paper airplanes flying, flying…And I remember thinking
And, during their relationship, Taylor was spotted wearing the pendant.
Crucially, however, Taylor has never commented on the rumours about the lyrics and hasn't been seen wearing the pendant since they split. Until the "Style" video where the EXACT SAME NECKLACE appears within the first minute.
But the actual meaning of "Out of the Woods" is interesting too. Taylor has previously said the song is metaphor for worrying about the future of a relationship and whether it would last.
She said: "I wrote that about a time in my life where I was in a relationship and it just kind of, I was always wondering, 'Where do we stand? What are we?' It's the anxiety, that frantic anxiety of wondering if you're on solid ground yet. This was a relationship living day by day, wondering where it was going, if it was going to go anywhere, if it was going to end the next day, where you never feel like you're standing on solid ground. Even if a relationship is breakable and fragile and full of
anxiety it doesn't mean that it isn't worthwhile, exciting, beautiful and all the things that we look for."
And it seems as though this metaphor of being out of the woods has been applied literally to this video, with Taylor first of all standing in the woods...
...Before having a woodland scene superimposed onto her actual body.
It also can't be ignored that there are several scenes in the video where the guy is unable to escape his memories of Taylor, with her appearing projected on a wall.
Then there's this scene where Taylor's ex-boyfriend lingers on the beach.
Which bears a striking resemblance to the One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" video.
And, finally, we see the guy who definitely isn't supposed to be Harry Styles driving to the woods to find Taylor, in an old-fashioned convertible sports car.
And who else particularly likes vintage convertibles?
However, it's good to note that she's also included a scene where the screen is covered in water – something we'd like to think is a reference to another track from 1989, "Clean".
Rain came pouring down when I was drowningThat's when I could finally breatheAnd that morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean.