Fans are buzzing over the lyrics to Styles' track "Medicine"
Harry Styles surprised fans with two new songs recently, and has sent listeners straight to Twitter with questions about his sexuality.
The singer and former One Direction member, 24, performed in Paris on Tuesday night at the AccorHotels Arena as part of his current European solo tour when he debuted the previously unreleased tracks “Anna” and “Medicine,” the latter of which caught the attention of many due to its lyrics.
“The boys and the girls are here I mess around with them / And I’m okay with it / I’m coming down/ I figured out I kinda like it / And when I sleep I’m gonna dream of how you tasted,” Styles can be heard belting out in a fan-recorded video from the concert.
Though the singer has yet to confirm the inspiration behind the song, many on social media have dubbed “Medicine” a “bisexual anthem.”
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“@Harry_Styles can you verify whether or not Medicine is you coming out,” one fan tweeted.
While another follower referenced his former bandmate Zayn Malik’s split from girlfriend Gigi Hadid after two years of dating: “Ok ok yeah zayn and gigi broke up but let’s talk abt harry styles new bisexual anthem medicine.”
Styles — who was romantically linked to Taylor Swift in 2012 and Kendall Jenner in 2015 — touched upon his sexuality in May 2017, telling The Sun about how he has “never felt the need” to define his sexual orientation.
“I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself,” he told the British outlet. “Everyone should just be who they want to be. It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”
Later that same year, the star waved a massive pride flag during his first solo tour show in San Francisco, California, in September.
Styles previously shot down rumors that he was bisexual in a 2013 interview with British GQ.
“Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure I’m not,” he told the men’s glossy at the time.
In the same interview, he called rumors and speculation over his sexuality funny, ridiculous and annoying.
“I don’t want to be one of those people that complains about the rumors,” he told British GQ. “I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, ‘This isn’t true!’ It is what it is, I tend not to do that. The only time it gets really annoying is that if you get into a relationship and you get into a place where you really like someone and then things are being written in the papers that affect them and how they see you. Then it can get annoying.”