Three years later A fine lineHarry Styles’ new era arrives with open arms. In March, Styles announced his upcoming third album, Harry’s house. The record is apparently named after the Joni Mitchell song “Harry’s House/Center” from 1975 summer meadows hiss; Styles is an avid fan of Joni Mitchell who once tracked down her dulcimer maker and, following the announcement, Mitchell’s official Twitter account books “Love the title” for Styles. Since then, Styles has topped two nights at Coachella, but has remained relatively calm otherwise. Only one song was released in anticipation of the album, the synth pop song Tiktok’s hit “As It Was”, which includes an ambitious video. The album itself is similarly low-key, with Styles celebrating all things local across 13 refreshing tracks.
Between running Pleasing, a beauty label that specializes in nail polish, and promoting his upcoming movie roles, Styles will take up residence at five venues across North America for a number of nights. So, welcome to Harry’s house– Take off your shoes and relax on a modern sofa. Here are some things to know about the new album.
Harry brings pop music
While Styles first celebrated in 2017 with classic rock and A fine line The seventies embraced nostalgia and excess. Harry’s house Poppy’s voice is preferred with plenty of synthesized ’80s moments and some indie pop touches. The clearest successor to the high-fructose “watermelon sugar” allergy is the trumpet-heavy opening music of “Music for a Sushi Restaurant,” which intentionally sounds chintzy and louche as patterns poop. There’s also an A-Ha song for “As It Was,” paper-thin “cinema,” and ’80s hit “Daydream.” And contrary to its spiky title, “Little Freak” is all the soft synthesizer as Styles loses himself in memory of a past relationship.
Free man in Los Angeles
Harry’s house It is, appropriately, an album about home life. Like Styles said Better Homes and GardensThe pandemic temporarily halted his life for the first time in a decade. After some self-reflection, “I realize that this feeling of home isn’t something you get from home; it’s more of an interior.” He said that a lot of work on Harry’s house It is about physical spaces. wine is thrown into the garden; Cocaine, among other things, is consumed in the kitchen. “Keep On Driving” catalogs a laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle filled with foods, pools, and confusing “tales of life spilling into the bathroom.”
Just let me adore you
Styles has always been reluctant to share much about his personal life, but here he is opening the windows and letting some light in. “Cinema” along with a broken camera on “Late Night Talking” could refer to Styles’ partner, actress and director Olivia Wilde, but his lips are closed. “Satellite” is about the allure of desire, while in “Daylight” it looks to be a blue bird to fly into a distant love. If that sounds a bit vanilla, Styles gets Little A risk in “cinema”: “If you get wet for me, I think you’re all mine.” I think so!
Guess who’s staying at Harry’s house
Harry’s house He unites Styles with Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, his main production team since his debut in 2017. These 13 tracks were recorded at a few studios in Los Angeles, England and abroad. John Mayer lends his chopping skills to ‘cinema’ and ‘daydreaming’; Dev Hynes, who joined Styles for the Skin Daddy show of “Watermelon Sugar” at the 2021 Grammys, plays the cello on “Matilda”; Tobias Jisoo Jr., freelance troubadour turned Adele songwriter, co-wrote the song Boyfriends, which also features Ben Harper on guitar.
Daydream also features a sample of the Brothers Johnson’s great 1978 song “Ain’t We Funkin’ Now” produced by Quincy Jones. And that little sound at the top “as it was”? This is an audio note from Robbie Winston, daughter of Styles, daughter of Ben Winston, executive producer on Styles’ Companion James Corden. Late show.
More songs about food
From ‘cherry’ to ‘kiwi’ to ‘sugar watermelon’, styles always look hungry… Something…in his songs. Here’s what’s on the menu at chez Harry this time:
- “Green eyes, fried rice, I can cook an egg on you” – “Songs for a sushi restaurant”
- Bottle Lips, Just You and Me / 1982 – “Grapejuice”
- “Maple syrup, coffee, and waffles for two / Hash browns and egg yolks / I will always love you” – “Keep on driving”
- “Red Wine and Ginger Beer” – “Little Freak”
- Make your own tea and toast – Matilda
- “Moka pot Monday” – “Keep Driving”