Taylor Swift’s new song “Call It What You Want” is filled with dozens of Easter eggs. She references several of her past songs in it, and she even starts singing at a significant time mark: 13 seconds, her lucky number. Fans know by now nothing Swift does is coincidence, so they’re having fun unpacking this new song, which features some of the most poignant lyrics we’ve heard from Reputation.
Like most Swift tunes, though, the question of “Who is it about?” keeps popping up. Finding out the answer to this is difficult most of the time, but not in the case of “Call It What You Want.” Nope. All you have to do is look at her accessories.
Lately Swift’s been spotted wearing what looks like a Tiffany necklace with a “J” initial on it. She rocked this piece of jewelry when she served as a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding over the summer, and she’s worn it at her Reputation secret listening sessions. Check it out for yourself below:
So how does this tie into “Call It What You Want?” Well, at one point in the song, she sings, “I want to wear his initial / On a chain round my neck, chain round my neck / Not because he owns me / But ’cause he really knows me.” Hmmm, “his initial on a chain around her neck?” Sort of like the necklace she’s currently accessorizing with all her outfits? It’s more than obvious this song is about her current boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, whose name—brace yourselves—starts with the letter J. See the fan tweet, below, for more information.
This is the third song from Reputation that fans think is about Alwyn. “Gorgeous,” which Swift released last week, contains several lyrics that suggest its subject is the 26-year-old actor. “You should take it as a compliment / That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk,” she sings. (Alwyn is British.) “Ready for It,” Swift’s second Reputation single, is all about the bubbly phase of a new relationship—and Alwyn and Swift have only been dating a year.
Mind blown, right? Well, not really. I mean, If I were dating a cute British actor, I’d sing about him all the time too.