Watch: Harry Styles Is Melodramatic In Surprise Song, “Lights Up”
After making fans wait for two years for new music, Harry Styles has surprised fans with a new song and an accompanying music video titled, “Lights Up”.
The former One Direction band member dropped the surprise track and it’s a powerful ode about stepping into the light (even if life was “sweet” before).
Save for a few mysterious billboards and social media posts, Styles gave no warning about the new track but at least fans can now say they know who they are. Posters and a message-generating website, all labeled with the question “DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?”, were suspected to be a mysterious marketing campaign for the singer’s new music — and the rumors proved to be true when he dropped the song on October 11.
Styles appears to be doing some soul searching on the track as he hints about his past, which makes fans wonder iof he is reminiscing on his glory days with One Direction. He also made sure it was a double surprise as he dropped “Lights Up” with a music video.
The video translates the message of the track into powerful imagery of rebirth (Harry submerged in water in binary-breaking clothes), dancing shirtless in a packed crowd (good times from the past?), and riding on the back of a motorcycle (Harry’s life is a journey, folks).
Watch the video for “Lights Up” below:
It would be recalled that Styles hasn’t dropped new music since 2017, when he made his foray into music as a one-man act with the release of his debut album Harry Styles. In a Septmeber 2019 Rolling Stone cover story, he revealed that his sophomore album would be “all about having sex and feeling sad”.