Decoding Taylor Swift’s New Song: Is It About Tom or Joe?

No doubt about it, Taylor Swift‘s new single “Gorgeous” is a love song. After that, things get a bit murky.

Immediately after the 27-year-old singer dropped the electronic tune on Friday, October 20, her legion of fans took to social media to speculate whether it’s about her ex Tom Hiddleston or current boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Here, Us Weekly attempts to decode the most eyebrow-raising lyrics.

“You should take it as a compliment / That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk.”

Swift kicks off the song with a reference to the subject’s foreign accent. However, three of her famous suitors are British: Alwyn, Hiddleston and Harry Styles. So, moving on…

Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images; Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Victoria Secret; Karwai Tang/WireImage

“Ocean blue eyes, looking in mine.”

Alwyn and Hiddleston both have blue eyes, so, once again, it’s hard to decipher which one the Grammy winner could be referencing. We can safely eliminate Styles, though, given that his eyes are (a very dreamy) green.

“And I got a boyfriend, he’s older than us / He’s in the club doing I don’t know what.”

Ah, the already infamous lyric that sent nearly every fan to Google to search for the ages of Swift’s exes. The “older than us” line in particular caused many to speculate that “Gorgeous” may be about Alwyn, 26, who she began dating earlier this year. It also made people wonder whether she first met the actor while she was still dating Hiddleston, 36. (She and the Night Manager actor split in September 2016 after three months together.)

Adding to the confusion, some Twitter users pointed out that the aforementioned boyfriend was “in the club,” making them wonder if the pop star is referring to DJ Calvin Harris, who she dated from March 2015 to June 2016.

Despite the many theories, it seems that “Gorgeous” is definitely about Alwyn. According a fan who attended a Reputation listening party, Swift made it clear that the track is “about her angel boyfriend.”

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Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour at Tokyo Dome on May 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

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