Welcome Home, Harry’s House


Anya Pawa, Staff Writer

On May 20th, 2022, English singer/songwriter and former One Direction member, Harry Styles, dropped his latest album titled Harry’s House. The album is his third studio album as a solo artist, produced by Columbia and Erskine Records. The connotation the album is supposed to give off is that feeling of being at home. This is something that stuck with me because my friend and I have this thing where we always say that we want to go home, even if were already at home. Home doesn’t necessarily have to be a house with four walls and a door, but to me it can either be a person, place, or thing  that instills feelings of comfort and happiness withing me.

Styles wrote the album in May of 2020 and said in an interview that writing music really helped him get through the isolated times of the pandemic. There are 13 tracks on the album, which in order, are, “Music For A Sushi Restaurant,” “Late Night Talking,” “Grapejuice,” “As It Was,” “Daylight,” “Little Freak,” “Matilda,” “Cinema,” “Daydreaming,” ”Keep Driving,” “Satellite,” “Boyfriends,” and to close it off, “Love Of My Life.” In my opinion, it is a no skip album, and each track is incredibly unique in its own way. It is really hard to choose my top five tracks ,but if I had to, and in no particular order,  “Matilda,” “Late Night Talking,” “Daydreaming,” “Satellite,” and “Love of my Life.”

Most fans seem to adore the album, but others claim they dislike it because it’s seemingly different from any other music of Harry’s. Personally, I love that aspect of it, and I enjoyed the uniqueness and never hearing anything like it before. The album has no specific genre because each song brings something new to the table, but if I had to label it, I would say it falls in the R&B and Pop category. It also gives off very 70’s vibes. 

The lead single, “As It Was”, has broken records by having the best streaming week for a song put out in 2022. It has also topped the charts worldwide, and has been Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, which makes it the first song released in 2022 to debut in the top spot. “As It Was” also broke the record for the biggest single day streams for a song created by a male artist in Global Spotify Chart History, as well as Apple Music streaming records for most first day streams for a song released in 2022.