Harry Styles announced he was going to play an intimate gig in London to celebrate the release of his latest album Fine Line. And intimate it was, the venue of choice was the Electric Ballroom in Camden. It’s capacity just 1500.
Harry came on stage just over 9 pm, opening with Golden, which incidentally is the first track off Fine Line.
Dressed in a Gucci suit from their Spring 2020 collection, he told the assembled crowd he was going to sing the whole album for him. And he did. From Golden, he made his way chronologically through Fine Line.
Some stand out moments include Falling, a beautiful song, that when sung live by Harry makes the hairs on your arms stand up. It’s an emotional moment. To Be So Lonely, the whole crowd screaming the words back at him, showed just how many times people have listened to the album since it’s release. Treat People With Kindness, a track that was just made to be sung live with its positive lyrics and upbeat tempo.
He also threw in a few surprises, including an iconic duet with Stormzy, they teamed up to sing Stormzy’s Vossi Bop. It was a collab we didn’t know we needed and one we are still not over. A cover of Lizzo’s Juice, as well as a nod to where it all began for him with, One Direction hit What Makes You Beautiful.
In a positive step forward for making gigs accessible for all, there were three people signing the concert so those who were deaf or hard of hearing could fully experience a Harry Styles gig. While this was lovely to see and made a very welcome change, here at CelebMix we can help but wonder shouldn’t this be the norm? Shouldn’t gigs be a welcoming and inclusive space for all to attend, regardless of any physical or hidden disabilities they have?
Seeing Harry live in London in such an intimate venue like the Electric Ballroom was truly mind-blowing. He comes alive and captures the entire room as if he’s singing to you and you alone with powerful vocals that do not falter at any point during the show, Harry Styles is a true performer and as someone once said it’s clearly something he was born to do.
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