On his latest single, Calvin Harris is doing things his own way — even his vocals.
The Scottish producer steps behind the microphone on new track "My Way," an upbeat, tropical jam about breaking free from a stifling situation.
In an interview with iHeartRadio, Harris says that "My Way" is about "breaking out of a situation that you thought was a good thing. Then, you're way more comfortable out of it. And it could be anything. It could be a job, or it could be a relationship."
Hmmm. A relationship? Has he broken out of any of those lately?
OK, so Harris says that he's had the idea for the song for "a few years," but a couple of things seem to point to "My Way" being a bonafide Taylor Swift breakup tune.
For one, the single art is another Boy Scouts patch exactly like the one T. Swift wore on her back to stealth-promote Harris's big hit "This Is What You Came For." For another, the pre-chorus to "My Way" goes "you were the one thing in my way," which seems like a weird thing to sing to a job. It also seems weird to call a job "two-faced," but who are we to judge?
Another strange fact is that comments are disabled on the YouTube stream of the song, even though they're open on other recent videos on Harris's Vevo account. Why would he shut down comments if not to stem the inevitable tide of snake emojis?
Of course, if "My Way" really is about Harris's ex, he's way too classy to point it out explicitly. It could be about anything. Anything at all.