Itas safe to say that just before the release of Grand Designs, like transfixed viewers, we all want to know whatas inside Harryas House. Dropped on May. 20, Harry Stylesa''s third solo album is his most introspective yet, sweeping from strutting soul to sparse, reflective ballads. And that''s the point; the house at the centre of the record actually being a metaphor for his mind.
As Styles was revealed to Zane Lowe in an interview with Apple Music, the title is also a tribute to Haruomi Hosono, the Japanese pop icon who is best known for the Yellow Magic Orchestra and shaping the genre of City Pop (which is currently experiencing a resurgence on TikTok).
I wanted to make an acoustic EP or something, according to Styles in Zane Lowe. a[aHarryas Housea] was dubbed after [Haruomi Horsono, who had a house in the 70s called aHorsono Housea.
aAs I began making the album, realised [home] was about geographical location,aahe continued. aIt was much more of an internal thinga [and] it felt like it was about: imagine, itas a day in my house, what do I go through? A day in my mind, what do I go through? I am playing this, this is a day in the life.aAs is a day in the life.
Styles and journalist Lou Stoppard took a breather at a London lido, discussing the themes that led him to his third solo album. Elsewhere in a cover feature with Better Homes And Gardens earlier this year, they met.
The singer had large touring goals for 2020, according to his Love On Tour plan to begin in April that year, but when lockdown put a spanner in the worlds, he initially struggled with slowing down for the first time since One Direction became popular as contestants in The X Factor.
"It was the first time I''d had stopped since I left my mum," said Styles, who was like everyone else, staring on his living room ceiling and realized that staying constant on the move had allowed him to avoid difficult conversations in the previous.
Through being stuck at home, he became closer to his true self and the music he wanted to be making. "I learned that that home feeling isn''t something you get from a house,," he said. "It''s more of an internal thing. When you stop for a minute."
After initially opposing the idea, he admitted that he wanted to be the one who could say that I didn''t need it. Added that it has helped him "open up rooms in himself" a and all of these homely phrases seem to jeopardize the future of aHarryas Housea.