I hope you’re wearing your best clothes.
Harry Styles’ self-titled debut solo album has arrived.
It’s been a wild ride for the former One Directioner these last couple of weeks since releasing “Sign of the Times.” The video took the pop star to new heights, soaring over the sea as he sings about the escaping from the odd state of the planet. There’s a reassuring tone in his voice, but more importantly it’s a bid to urge listeners to take him seriously.
To help him with that, Styles enlisted Uptown Funk co-writer Jeff Bhasker and Florence + the Machine collaborator Tom “Kid Harpoon” Hull. He also worked on translating real-life events into the music, including “Two Ghosts.” Fans believe it’s his response to Taylor Swift’s lyrics in 1989 track “Style.”
Same lips, red. Same eyes, blue.
Same white shirt, couple more tattoos.
Tastes so sweet,looks so real, pic.twitter.com/tx85e9q2oA
— nad .🌹 (@larreehismyhome) May 9, 2017
“Same lips red, same eyes blue/Same white shirt, couple more tattoos/But it’s not you, and it’s not me/Tastes so sweet, looks so real/Sounds like something that I used to feel/But I can’t touch what I see/We’re not who we used to be/We’re not who we used to be/We’re just two ghosts standing in…”
In “Style,” Taylor sings about having “that red lip, classic thing that you like” and a love who’s “got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt.”