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Harry Styles’ new album captivates listeners once again

Maria Baker

Junior Editor-in-Chief

In the last couple of years, Harry Styles has been climbing the charts and his last couple of albums, including Fine Line and his newest one, Harry’s House are no exceptions. Harry’s House was released May 20, 2022, by Columbia Records and Erskine. The record of 13 songs comes at a length of about 42 minutes. This incredibly introspective album includes funk, pop rock, contemporary R&B, and synth-pop genres. 

The intriguing title of this record, Harry’s House, was inspired by another album, Hosono House by Haruomi Hosono. He also talked about the time spent in Japan. Styles heard the album Hosono House and instantly fell in love; thus, came Harry’s House in the process.

In an interview with Zane Lowe, Styles explained how he named the record.

“Okay, imagine it’s a day in my house” Styles said, “what do I go through?”.

The setlist of the album does relate to Styles’s, well, style. Starting with, “Music for a Sushi Restaurant”, fans went crazy over this single. However, some fanatics noticed that the intro to the song sounded a little familiar, almost like the childhood classic, A.N.T Farm. China Anne McClain threatened to sue Styles over the familiarity, hence, the artist had to list her, the writer of the theme song in the “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” credits. 

The next song in Styles’ incredible setlist, is “Late Night Talking”. This song combines a party-like atmosphere with a beautiful melody. The music video for this stunning song came out July 13, 2022, and it alludes to the party-like chorus with the slumber party scenes.

Before the entire album was released, Styles hinted at the new album by releasing the hit single, “As it Was”. It was so popular that it topped the charts for a total of 10 weeks. The song’s lyrics imply going back in time and reliving the good times when he was in a relationship. 

Some other songs include “Grapejuice”, “Daylight”, “Daydreaming”, “Satellite”, and “Love of my Life”.  These records introduce the pop genres with indie-pop lyrics. The themes that are most prominent in this album are the feeling of liking or pinning over or the idea of someone.

“Keep Driving” is my favorite song on the album. The fast pace bridge in the middle is a lyrical masterpiece.

Most of the tunes on the record are upbeat, happy, and reminiscing about the good times; but three tracks are a little more contemporary than the others. These include, “Matilda”, “Little Freak”, and “Boyfriends”. These lyrics are slower and talk about the fall of relationships. At the beginning of “Boyfriends”, there is a lyric that is backward and when read forwards it reads, “Fool, you’re back at it again”, which implies the recurring relationship that isn’t the best. “Matilda” has lyrics that talk about a family that doesn’t support the relationship and how she can leave the family and be happy.

Personally, this is my favorite album that Styles has released. At first, I wasn’t fond of his tracks or music, however, this album is nothing less than perfect. This unique album has no skips either. I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who hasn’t listened to Harry Styles and wants to know what his music sounds like. I rate this album a solid 5 stars.

Harry Styles performing his Love on Tour in 2021, if you like Harry’s House then you will love this album! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harry_Styles_-Xcel_Energy_Center9-22-2021-_29.jpg