Harry Styles’ long-awaited third record is finally here. Released on May 20, “Harry’s House” features 13 new songs that each capture a unique, singular moment within the 28-year-old’s life over the past three years since the release of his 2019 album “Fine Line.”
In an Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe, Harry shared that the idea for the album came to him while living in Japan and listening to Haruomi Hosono’s 1973 album “Hosono House” (like “Harry’s House” — get it?)
“It started as an idea,” Styles said. “I wanted to make like an acoustic EP or something and make it all in my house and make it really intimate.”
However, as the album began to find its distinctive, slow-grooving, Laurel Canyon-inspired ’70s sound, its title slowly took on a deeper, more personal meaning for the “Watermelon Sugar” singer.
“As I started making the album, I realized it wasn’t about the geographical locations. It was much more of an internal thing,” Styles explained. “When I took that title, put it to the songs we were making, it felt like it took on this whole new meaning. It was about, ‘OK, imagine, it’s a day in my house. What do I go through? A day in my mind? What do I go through?'”
Through his “day in the life” approach, Styles ended up with a record that he described was “so much more intimate to me and so much more intimately made” than he could’ve ever foreseen.
“This is like my favorite album at the moment,” he shared. “I love it so much.”