REMEMBER WHEN ALEX AND TAY WERE A THING AND THEN ALEX BROKE HER HEART SO TAY WROTE THE MOST ANGSTY “I DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT U” SONG EVER. anD THEN ALEX TWEETED “OUCH I DESERVED THAT” WHEN THE SONG GOT RELEASED
Do you think the "I don't believe in Saints" thing was shade towards Tay?
Ooh. That’s super interesting, actually. Never even thought of that.
I’m gonna go with no, though. If you remember the, “Saints without a cause,” line from Heroes on Dirty Work… that was long before all the Taylex drama. I think it’s possibly a word/idea that Alex likes in an artistic sense. It was also used in Keep The Change, Ya Filthy Animal. Again, very pre-Taylex.
It’s a good theory, that it could be shade, but I think we’ll have to wait for the lyrics and see? I highly doubt it’s shade though. The fight is a bit old for that, is it not? And they seem cool with each other now, there’s been a couple of Twitter replies here and there. PLUS, it would be really dumb to release a song as the debut single on their new album that bitches out another well-liked artist on the alternative scene who Alex knows he wronged. Like… that isn’t setting a good tone at all.
I know we all think that Bottle And A Beat, one of the bonus tracks on Future Hearts, appears to be about Tay, but I don’t think that was necessarily a retaliation on Alex’s part as much as it was just something he was inspired to write after Tay released her angry song on the matter. Like, it wasn’t really throwing shade, just… artistic inspo and that’s probably why it was a bonus track (plus, it wasn’t really that good).
So, anyway, that got long and rambly. Basically, throwing shade at this point would just be petty and childish, particularly on Alex’s part, particularly for a debut single… he has no reason to and he’s now happily married. There’s really no fight to be had. And I think the boys are smarter than releasing a shady song to frame their next album.