When Harry Styles released his debut solo album, we encountered a pleasant genre transition. As Bowie and Pink Floyd swam on the edges of his discography, we saw an artist diving deep into the sea to find his own space and sense of musical belonging. Now, he is no longer swimming. With his new record “Fine Line”, the Lights Up singer has finally found the island of his own, a niche that he will hopefully exploit to the fullest as he writes more songs and albums.
Harry has explained on his promo tour for his album, how he felt safe during his last world tour as he was able to have fun on stage and be himself. In his new record, he is indeed having a lot of fun.
The fans’ acceptance of his mischievous persona, blended with his endearing smile that exudes honesty, has led to an emergence of aura around him which makes him charming. While it would be advisable to listen to the album from top to bottom, we have picked some tracks we will go back to. Again and again.
Sunflower, Vol. 6
The most experimental track from the album, it enhances the beauty of “Fine Line” A midpoint to the album, It’s a song about the longing of wanting to get to know someone more.
Treat People With Kindness
The choir-style song urges people to treat others with kindness. Aligned with the artist’s motto, TPWK celebrates love. It is a song that has the ability to unite fans.
The fleeting whistle gives this song a carefree vibe, complimenting its retro sound. Filled with nostalgia, both for music as the backdrop lies in Laurel Canyon and for love, it delves deeper into Harry’s emotions giving the listener insight into his thought process while creating the whole album.
“Adore You” has A perfect narrative, and brilliantly produced music video, It’s a song about wanting to be able to Adore someone and telling that person it’s all they’d ever do and they’d walk through fire for them.
The most tragic track both in terms of sound and lyrics, Falling is one of the only two ballads on the album. Showcasing Harry’s versatility as a vocalist, and writer. It provides a deep look at his emotional outlook while creating the album. It’s a song that lingers in the listeners conscious long after it’s ended.
“Fine Line” gives us a well-knit narrative of a lover. Starting from Golden, the endpoint of every track becomes a starting point for the following songs, forming a wave as Harry explores the highs and the lows of being in love.
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