What is Taylor Swift’s new song for Travis Kelce?


Taylor Swift has never explicitly confirmed the subjects of her songs, but fans have long engaged in speculation, using clues from lyrics and timelines to decipher potential inspirations behind her music.

In the case of Taylor Swift’s 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology,” there’s speculation that the song “So High School” might be inspired by Taylor’s relationship with Travis Kelce. The song is rife with references to Travis’ athletic pursuits, evoking memories of a high school romance. A particularly telling lyric in the bridge, “You know how to ball, I know Aristotle,” juxtaposes Travis’ sports prowess with Taylor’s intellectual pursuits, highlighting their contrasting public personas. Their dynamic has been likened to that of a “jock and a songwriter,” lending credence to the speculation.

Throughout the song, Taylor reminisces about moments with Kelce, including instances of chivalry like opening car doors, which fans have observed in public appearances. There are also nods to more intimate moments, such as Taylor stifling her sighs while Travis’ friends play video games in the next room. The song is steeped in high school imagery, referencing teenage games like “spin the bottle” and “kiss, marry, kill,” evoking a sense of youthful nostalgia.


Another track on the album, “The Alchemy,” has also sparked speculation among fans, with many interpreting references to American football terminology as allusions to Travis Kelce’s career. Phrases like “touch down,” “cutting from the team,” and being “the greatest in the league” suggest a connection to Kelce’s professional life as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs.

However, “The Alchemy” introduces a twist with its first verse hinting at revisiting an old love, which aligns more closely with Taylor’s past relationship with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy. Yet, Taylor’s songwriting often blends multiple inspirations, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. As such, it’s possible that “The Alchemy” draws from various sources, including both Kelce and Healy, crafting a narrative that transcends literal interpretation.

In the realm of Taylor Swift’s music, speculation abounds, fueling discussions and interpretations that enrich the listener’s experience, regardless of the song’s true origins.