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Harry Styles: Smooth-flowing Bowie-inspired rock’n’roll

Music

Harry Styles: Smooth-flowing Bowie-inspired rock’n’roll

5 months ago
By Miriam Cocuzza

Harry Styles’ first solo album is everything but what you were expecting. As Styles himself sings in “Carolina”, you’ll want to scream once you listen to it.

“I wanna scream, yeah!”

The former One Direction singer debuted with the homonymous album, “HARRY STYLES”, at the #1 position in 84 countries, UK included.

The album, containing 10 tracks, one of which is the first single “Sign of the Times”, is a mix of rock n’ roll and pop music that brings you back to the 80’s. It’s a mix of love and David Bowie nostalgia. From soft melodies like “From the Dining Table”, where he whispers about “comfortable silences” and loneliness, to a stronger sound like “Kiwi” where he gets crazy and is “losing it”, Styles never tries too hard. The album flows smoothly and is enjoyable even for those who didn’t appreciate the sound used by One Direction.

Styles turned the tables and changed the game!

When expecting a soft and sad song from the intro, after 40 seconds “Only Angel” surprises the listeners turning into a lively jam talking about a girl “in a skirt so short” he “couldn’t take home to mother”. While “Women” is a little repetitive, “Two Ghosts” reminds us of those slow dance songs appropriate for a father-daughter wedding dance.

Styles turned the tables and changed the game, reminding everyone that he is not the cute boy who sang “Isn’t she lovely” for his X-Factor audition, but he is a heartthrob capable of talking about relationships, sex and his experiences with women, and he is doing it right.

His solo tour will start from September 2017 and he will perform at two sold-out dates in London, the 29th and 30th of October 2017 at the Eventim Apollo.