Harry Styles's Long-Awaited Debut Album Is Here

Harry Styles's Long-Awaited Debut Album Is Here

Harry's new sound is a hit.

Harry's new sound is a hit.

Text: Megan Kasselberg

It’s hard to miss Harry Styles’ newest album right now, with fans and celebrities alike loving it (as you'll see in the Twitter reactions below). Influenced by British rock, most noticeably the Beatles, Harry gets intimate on Harry Styles, and we get to hear a more loving side of the heartthrob. As expected, diehard fans have begun picking apart the lyrics.

“Two Ghosts,” specifically, has been getting lots of attention for what many believe to be references to Taylor Swift and the duo's 2012-2013 highly publicized relationship. The song begins “Same lips red, same eyes blue/Same white shirt, couple more tattoos,” and has some Nashville twang, perhaps hinting at Taylor’s roots. Speculation was more or less laid to rest when radio host Nick Grimshaw bluntly asked the singer who inspired the track. Harry's response was "I think it's pretty self-explanatory."

Styles's new album is executively produced by Jeff Bhasker, who also produced two of Taylor’s songs on Red. Fans point to Swift’s song “Style,” from album 1989, which was highly suspected to be about Styles, and includes the lyrics “And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like” and “You've got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt.” Both songs reference exes uniting. Coincidence?

The album art was shot by British photographer Harley Weir, and features Styles in a Millennial pink bath. Weir's portfolio includes Balenciaga’s Spring 2017 campaign, the Calvin Klein “My Calvins” ads, and Lara Stone for V95.

Apple Music is set to exclusively release the album's accompanying documentary, Harry Styles: Behind the Album, on May 15. The 30-second trailer features Styles scuba diving and cutting his iconic locks, and the film will include interviews with Styles and performance footage from the album recording process.

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