"I think everybody draws from personal experiences, so of course to a degree I'm sure that influenced some of it," he said.
If you'd passed by it one winter night, you might have seen him sitting there.
"I think people interpret songs in different ways," the singer told "I'm never going to tell someone what a song's about because I feel like it's up to them." So looking at you, Tay.
Louis Tomlinson, the song's cowriter, went ahead and confirmed what Harry wouldn't: that at least aof the song is Swift-inspired.
For many, 2016 was a year of lost musical heroes and a toxic new world order. Styles' car stereo pumps a mix of country and obscure classic rock. "I wanted to write my stories, things that happened to me. I hadn't done that before." There isn't a yellow light he doesn't run as he speaks excitedly about the band he's put together under the tutelage of producer Jeff Bhasker (The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, "Uptown Funk").
For Styles, it was a search for a new identity that began on that bench overlooking London. He's full of stories about the two-month recording session last fall at Geejam, a studio and compound built into a mountainside near Port Antonio, a remote section of Jamaica.
Country pop darling Taylor Swift has certainly become known for writing songs about the ghosts of boyfriends past.