It has been two long years since Harry Styles released a solo album. Now, he teases fans with what's to come.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the ex-One Direction member said that his second album will be his "toughest" but "most soulful" release. He added that most of the songs will be about "sex and feeling sad."
On October 10, Styles released a music video titled "Lights Up." Before the release, there were no official announcements that he will be releasing anything. It was also the first time in a long time (since last year) that he has uploaded on his Instagram account.
He uploaded three photos that seemed to be shots from his music video, one appears to be a song artwork with the caption "Lights Up."
The track is less overdone than his first-ever solo song "Sign of the Times," with layering synths, guitars, chunky bass, keys, drums, and a choir. The British singer-songwriter's vocals took center stage, asking the listeners, "What do you mean?" and "Do you know who you are?"
The music video interprets the message of the track into powerful imagery of reawakening. You can see him sank in water (which could mean good times in the past), dancing shirtless in a packed crowd, and riding on the back of a motorcycle (which could say that life is a journey).
The video mostly took place in a dark place.
Styles' solo tracks are exits from the boy band imagery and sound during his earlier years.
Fans went crazy with parts of the video where Styles' bare chest is caressed by a crowd of adoring people, both male and female. It served some bisexual energy to the entire track.
Now labeled as a "bi anthem" by viewers, he has given the fans even more to obsess over.
Styles has been an active advocate of the LGBTQ communityduring his entire career and even dropped hints about his sexuality in an unreleased song "Medicine" earlier last year.
'Do You Know Who You Are' Website
The "Kiwi" singer's new website, DoYouKnowWhoYouAre.com, suddenly came out of nowhere earlier this week. People believe that it's such a smart marketing idea for the former One Direction member.
The website's background is a sleek black and white blocked text asking an anxiety-inducing question: "Do You Know Who You Are?" Then, there's a box below where people could type their name and found out who they are.
Once you press the "Find Out" button, a message will pop up, and you'll get a sweet, motivating, positive affirmation from "H," which stands for Harry. The letters always followed with "TPWK. Love, H."
TPWK stands for "treat people with kindness." Now, fans are excited about the mysterious site.
People dubbed the website, the "kindest thing on the internet."
One Direction Reunion
A few months ago, Styles opened about the likelihood of a One Directionreunion, saying, "I don't know I'd ever say I'd never do it again because I don't feel that way.
"If there's a time when we all really want to do it, that's the only time for us to do it, because I don't think it should be about anything else other than the fact that we're all like, 'Hey, this was really fun. We should do this again.'"