Harry Styles’ Lights Up

Harry Styles grew to fame by auditioning for the X-Factor and being put into One Direction by Simon Cowell. Over 5 years, the group went on many tours and released several albums. In 2015, the band took a hiatus to work on solo music and to relax on a well deserved break.

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After two years, Harry Styles has finally released a new single titled ‘Lights Up’, along with a music video.

Lights Up is a step back from the ‘classic rock’ aesthetic exemplified in his self-titled 2017 solo debut album. His last studio release was during the 1D hiatus. Harry released his self-titled debut album in May 2017. He recorded the album in Jamaica and released a behind the scenes film on Apple Music to show fans what it was like creating it. Within a year of his album being released, Harry went on two sold out world tours and performed all the songs live, including some covers. Off his album, “Sign Of The Times,” “Sweet Creature,” “Kiwi, “and “Two Ghosts” have the most amount of streams. He also recorded two live performances for Spotify at Metropolis Studios in London. Harry sang “Two Ghosts” and “Girl Crush,” originally performed by the country band, Little Big Town. With only one album and two cover songs currently on Spotify, Styles has reached one billion streams on the streaming service.
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Lights Up features a more electric beat and higher pitched vocals. The music video has a psychedelic feel and it’s evident with his interview with The Rolling Stone. Styles told Rolling Stone magazine in August that ‘turning on and turning up’ is part of his creative process.

“We’d do mushrooms, lie down on the grass, and listen to Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ in the sunshine,” he said. “We’d just turn the speakers into the yard.”

The music video depicts Styles with a group of people as the music blasts loudly around them. Other scenes from the video show Styles sporting a custom blue-sequin Gucci blouse and matching trousers.

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The single is believed to be the first off of Styles’ as-yet-unnamed sophomore album. The newly released single has left fans wondering what else Styles has in store, whether it be more singles, or another studio album.

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