Harry Styles and Taylor Swift went in different directions after a brief romance in 2012. Now the former One Direction singer is opening up in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine about his short-lived relationship with the pop star. “Certain things don't work out. There's a lot of things that can be right, and it's still wrong,” the Sign of the Times singer replied after being asked what he would want to say to Taylor, 27, today. “In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad.' And if you run into that person, maybe it's awkward, maybe you have to get drunk ... but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best sh-t ever. So thank you."
VER GALERÍA Harry recalled his Central Park date with Taylor back in 2012 Photo: David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
Harry recalled his infamous date to Central Park with the 1989 singer, which was photographed by paparazzi. “When I see photos from that day,” the 23-year-old began. “I think: relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier. I mean, you’re a little bit awkward to begin with. You’re on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date.”
VER GALERÍA The singer admitted that dating Taylor was a learning experience Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
The British crooner noted that he is aware that two of his ex-girlfriend’s hits — Out of the Woods and Style — might have been inspired by their failed relationship. "I mean, I don't know if they're about me or not ..." Harry confessed, adding, "but the issue is, she's so good, they're bloody everywhere." The former boy bander continued, "I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I'm lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That's what hits your heart. That's the stuff that's hardest to say, and it's the stuff I talk least about. That's the part that's about the two people. I'm never going to tell anybody everything." As for whether he’s told Taylor that he admires the songs, Harry answered, “Yes and no.” He explained, "She doesn't need me to tell her they're great. They're great songs ... It's the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever."