Update: Watch a preview of the video.
UPDATE // AUGUST 5: John Newman dropped the “Olé” music video. Watch below:
John Newman’s new song “Olé” with Calvin Harris will address a cheating Taylor Swift.
Prepare yourself for some serious savagery come Friday (July 8) when a song about Harris’ ex’s promiscuity hits the net.
Newman recently told Digital Spy the “next single is kind of reggae, which is nice and different.” He says there aren’t very many instruments in it, adding “it’s not like ‘JOHN NEWMAN’ and really blaring and forcing songs down people’s throats. It’s just chilled.”
What’s interesting is Newman said Calvin is “really, really proud of it as well. He says it’s one of his favorite songs he’s ever written.”
Now we now why.
TMZ is reporting the tune is Harris’ very own “Cry Me A River.”
According to them, it’s written from her new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston’s point of view. Harris apparently believed the two started hooking up before his relationship with Swift ended.
One lyric goes: “I see online that you begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend. Being attentive, continue to pretend.”
Another: “You’ve hidden my name in your phone so you can call me to tell me you’ve been going through hell. Left him alone and you booked in a hotel.”
They even throw some shade at Hiddleston, referencing his Thor character Loki: “Low key you won’t tell none of your friends about me.”
The duo reportedly shot the music video during this recent trip to Mexico: