16 Harry Styles Harry’s house – behind-the-scenes facts


16 Harry Styles Harry's house - behind-the-scenes facts

The title for Harry’s house was inspired by Haruomi Hosono’s 1973 album, Hosono house. “When I took that title [and] When we applied that to the songs that we were making, it felt like it had a whole new meaning,” said Harry Styles.

Harry Styles released his third studio album titled May 20 Harry’s house.

The album is filled with songs about mindfulness, love, confusion and joy, and fans have already memorized all the lyrics to it.

Although Harry Styles is known for being a private person, he has promoted the album on outlets such as Apple Music, NPR and Better Homes and Gardens and has spoken in detail about the making of his third studio album.

So here are some fascinating behind-the-scenes facts Harry’s house what we know so far:


In an interview with NPR, Harry Styles revealed that he wrote “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” after hearing one of his old songs at a sushi restaurant. “I was at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles with my producer and one of our songs came out [Fine Line]and I said, ‘That’s really weird music for a sushi place,'” Styles kind of just said, ‘Music for a sushi place.'”


The seventh track on Harry’s house“Matilda” was inspired by Roald Dahl’s famous character Matilda Wormwood. Styles said: “The veiling element was that we dress up [the song as] if you would talk to Matilda now that she is grown and has been abused by her family. How would you speak to her?” “Matilda” was also inspired by Styles’ friend who was going through a difficult time, and he approached the situation mindfully. “People feel so guilty about things they don’t necessarily have, sometimes they have to feel guilty. I think it is your right to protect the space around you and protect yourself and take care of yourself. “Matilda” means so much to me – it was a moment when it’s not my place to have someone else’s experience of me. I just wanted to assure you that I was listening.”

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He went on to say how much he enjoys writing “Matilda,” especially because it’s not about his own life experiences. “I like that for me it was that personal story about someone else and I could say, ‘This thing is more important than just making music about myself – because I think it means more to you and a lot more people might .'” When he played “Matilda” for some of his friends, they cried and he thought, “that’s something to watch out for.”


“As It Was”, Styles’ first lead single Harry’s house, has 136 million views on YouTube and over 507 million streams on Spotify. It’s become a viral sensation on TikTok for a reason, with users compiling videos and images of their personal growth to accompany the song. In his interview with NPR, Styles revealed the true meaning behind the megahit. “I think ‘As It Was’ is about metamorphosis and losing yourself, finding yourself and embracing the fact that life hits you at different times when you do it [don’t] Expect it,” he said. “You know – change is scary.”


And funnily enough (slash scary), Harry Styles told Zane Lowe during his Apple Music interview that “As It Was” almost didn’t make it onto the album. “I remember playing some songs to it [CEO of Sony Music] Rob Stringer when I almost felt like it [Harry’s House] was going somewhere, and ‘As It Was’ was the last song I played as part of the added gang. I said, ‘I don’t know if that’s going to be on the record or something.’ That kind of uncertainty is always for the best.”

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He also revealed to Lowe that “the release of the first single from this album was by far the most relaxed release I’ve ever had. I no longer feel like my overall happiness depends on whether a song goes [up] or go [down].”


The title for Harry’s house was inspired by Haruomi Hosono’s 1973 album Hosono house. Styles told Zane Lowe, “When I got that title [and] When we applied it to the songs we made, it felt like it had a whole new meaning. It was like, ‘Okay, imagine it’s a day at my house – what am I going through? A day in my head – what am I going through right now?’” When it comes to writing and producing music, Styles has notoriously drawn inspiration from his favorite ’70s artists like Joni Mitchell, so it’s no surprise that Haruomi Hosono that has influenced titles of Harry’s house.

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Styles originally wanted the title Harry’s house to be taken literally, with no alternative meaning behind it. “In the spirit of what Harry’s house is about, it was very literal – it was very on the nose. I wanted to do an acoustic EP and do it all in my house, make it really intimate,” he said. He changed the concept of the album when he began recording in multiple studios during the pandemic, sticking with Hosono’s influence.


The first song Styles wrote for Harry’s house was “Late Night Talking”. When he moved to Malibu’s Shangri-La Studios with his songwriters, producers and band, Styles and Kid Harpoon started writing on day one. “There was a groove moment where it felt like we did a bunch of songs in a row that were like, ‘I don’t know if these are good or bad, but I really like them,'” he called. “[Kid Harpoon and I got] there early and we wrote Late Night Talking. I think with that we just have to do the whole rest of the album like, ‘We’ve got this.’”


In an interview with Better Homes and Gardens, he went into detail about the making Harry’s house and how deeply the pandemic has affected his mindset and creative process. “I think everyone has gone through a great moment of self-reflection [during the pandemic], lots of navel-gazing,” he said. “And I don’t know if there’s anything more navel-gazing than making an album.” When it came to the album’s overall concept, he explained, “I realized that that sense of home isn’t something you get from a house – it is more of an internal thing. You can tell if you stop for a minute.”


When recording Harry’s house, Styles took a break from listening to popular music and instead focused on other genres. “I started listening to classical and instrumental stuff,” he said. He described the recording fine line as “keeping things safe,” but for his third album, he wanted to step out of his comfort zone. Styles said instrumental music heavily influenced this album, allowing him to experiment with instruments and not just vocals. “I think it’s fun to listen to [jazz pianist and composer] Bill Evans or [composer] Samuel Barbier and Swan Lake“, he said. “I feel like you can relate to things by the emotions they evoke.”

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In the last week of fine line Recording sessions, Harry Styles and his band recorded last-minute hits like “Treat People with Kindness” and “Adore You.” After finishing “Lights Up,” Harry started writing “Boyfriends” because he wanted a softer sound (“Boyfriends” eventually ended up at Harry’s house). “It almost felt like there was a version where we finish that off to put it on this album,” he said. “I think there was something that felt like it was going to have its time, so let’s not rush to get it done.” Styles first performed it at Coachella in 2022, where the crowd was silent and at everyone of his words. Singer-songwriter Ben Harper played guitar on the album, which naturally turned Styles into a geek.

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When he started Love on Tour in 2021 after a year and a half of postponement, he was already done recording Harry’s house. “I had this album done and I had to play [Fine Line] Songs with the knowledge of what’s coming next,” he said. “I felt like I had a secret the whole time!” Styles described the downtime he’s had during the pandemic as beneficial because he wasn’t touring — he didn’t feel burned out, and he could focus on the quality and concentrate on the sound of his songs. “I was thinking about it [recording Harry’s House] like, “If you asked someone to go back to when they felt their best making music, would they have made another album or done another tour?” And I have a feeling everyone would take another album – [it’s a] That moment when I feel like I can do things freely and feel really good about what I’m doing.”


Styles and his crew stayed up all night to finish recording the album’s fifth track, Daylight. “‘Daylight’ was like, ‘We’ve got to find a way to stay awake and end this, because when we’re all going to bed, it’s this [isn’t] will turn out [the way we want it to],'”, he said. “We went through with it.” After they finished filming, Styles revealed that they all “went to the beach” when “the sun came up.” At the end he said: “It felt right, we had finished it [overnight].”


And further The Howard Stern ShowHe has denied the rumor that Daylight is about his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. On Swift’s 2019 album Lover, she also has a song called “Daylight” (this caused a big discussion among Styles and Swift fans). Styles told Stern, “You know, I’d like to tell you that you’re spot on, but you’re not — we’ll always wonder.”

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Styles described his songwriting process as complicated – he usually feels self-doubt, fear and joy when it comes to finalizing the sound of his music. “When I was writing the songs, I felt so uncomfortable because I was like, ‘I don’t know what it is — I don’t know,'” he said. “I can’t tell if I love it or hate it – this is just the funnest place to make music.”


The album’s final track, “Love of My Life,” is literally about Harry’s homeland: England. “I’ve always wanted to write a song about my homeland and love for England and it’s always kind of difficult to do that without being like that [jokingly waving the UK flag],” he said. “But for me ‘Love of My Life’ was definitely the most terrifying song in a long time because it’s so naked — it’s so sparse.”


And while recording Harry’s houseStyles confirmed that unlike his first album, it was the freest he’s ever felt writing music. Harry Styles (2017) and his second album, fine line (2019). “It doesn’t feel like my life is over if this album doesn’t become a commercial success,” he said. “I just want to do things that are right, that are fun in the process – that I can be proud of for a long time. Something that my friends can be proud of, my family can be proud of, and my kids will be proud of one day.”

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