“Kiwi,” off of Harry Styles’ eponymous debut solo album is without question the fan favorite of the 10-track collection. The sleazy guitar riffs coupled with Styles’ grunged-out vocals provide a perfect compliment to the lyrics that depict the singer’s draw to a leather-wearing femme fatale desperate to keep her man’s attention.
Styles himself admitted to BBC Radio 1 that the song’s aggressive retelling of in-lust-not-love romance between a man and his rocker-chick vice was one of the first tracks created for the album. “It started out as a joke, now it’s one of my favorite songs,” he said. “It’s one of the first ones I wrote for the album, when I was getting out a lot of energy. I hadn’t written in a long time and this is what came out of it.”
Styles’ dedicated fangirl army were quick to search for the meaning behind the lyrics, bringing up the important questions casual admirers wouldn’t be bothered to ask: just who is Styles’ toxic object of affection? Is Kiwi a metaphor, or a reference to the colloquial term for New Zealanders?
The circle speculation eventually landed on famed New Zealand model and Victoria’s Secret angel Georgia Fowler as she was linked to Styles briefly in 2015. The two spent a romantic weekend tucked away in an English country estate and even passed the time by playing a friendly game of scrabble, which Fowler documented via Snapchat.
Harry playing scrabble in Georgia Fowler's snapchat today 10.14.15 || (btw her snapchat is Georgiafowler17) -C pic.twitter.com/F8ky9t2HvS
— Harry Styles Updates (@HSupdating) October 14, 2015
While Styles has kept quiet about the inspiration behind the hit track, Fowler finally addressed the fan theory behind her role in the writing process during a recent appearance on the Australian TV program “The Morning Show.” When Fowler was asked directly about the track and about THOSE famous lyrics: “It’s getting crazy, I think I’m losing it, I think I’m losing it/oh I think she said/’I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business'” fans were quick to notice the model’s perfectly-symmetrical face falling before hastily wrapping up the interview.
Still fully convinced that “Kiwi” is a lyrical dedication to the flash romance between Styles and Fowler, fans flooded social media with their criticisms of the interview:
I refuse to believe that Kiwi is not about Georgia Fowler.
— 🥝AGUS🥝 (@BeastOfStyles) October 14, 2017
And Georgia Fowler is a …ahem…'Kiwi' ….ahem…you know, right?!?! 😉
— Daria Iannitti (@IannittiDaria) September 30, 2017
So kiwi is 167% confirmed about Georgia Fowler cause she's a kiwi soooo
— lauren (@contmporaryfix) June 1, 2017
georgia’s smile dropping when she was asked about if kiwi was about her….omg
— vincentia (@signsofgucci) November 2, 2017
Watch the “Kiwi” clip from the interview below and decide for yourself- is Fowler the inspiration behind the track?