Any one of Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner might be feeling a little more nervous today after Joe Jonas insisted that Taylor Swift’s new single is not about their relationship.
The American singer-songwriter has a habit of torturing her ex-boyfriends by writing songs about them, and earlier this week unveiled perhaps her most dismissive track yet, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ an Avril Lavigne-esque pop-rock anthem which contains lyrics such as:
Then you come around again and say
“Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change, trust me.”
Remember how that lasted for a day?
I say, “I hate you,” we break up, you call me, “I love you.”
The 22-year-old had already penned a track about the former Disney star on 2008’s ‘Fearless’ (‘Forever and Always‘), but Jonas told 94.7 Fresh FM that he’s definitely not the inspiration this time round:
“I don’t think we’ve ever tried [to get back together] another time, so I can tell you it’s not about me. That said, I think the song is great. Taylor does pop music really well and I’m happy for her.”
Quickly changing the subject, the ‘Just In Love’ singer then appeared to make a further effort to get back in her good books:
“I haven’t really spoken to her recently, but I was able to go to her concert last year, and her show live is so phenomenal. I would say anybody should go see it if they haven’t had a chance.”
Whoever the song is about, Swift’s ‘whodunnit’ approach appears to be paying off. It stormed to the top of the US iTunes chart within an hour and is expected to sell half a million downloads by the end of this week.