The title for Harry’s house was inspired by Haruomi Hosono’s 1973 album, Hosono House† “When I took that title [and] When you added it to the songs we were making, it felt like it took on a whole new meaning,” said Harry Styles.
Harry Styles released his third studio album entitled on May 20th Harry’s house†
The album is full of songs about mindfulness, love, confusion and joy, and fans have already memorized all the lyrics.
Although Harry Styles is known as a private person, he promotes the album through outlets such as Apple Music, NPR and Better Homes and Gardens, and goes into detail about the making of his third studio album.
So, here are some intriguing behind-the-scenes facts about it: Harry’s house that 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, ‘This is really strange music for a sushi restaurant,'” Styles said. “And then I thought, ‘Oh, that would be a really nice album title, and then when the songs started to get going, I just said, ‘Music for a Sushi Restaurant.'”
The seventh song on Harry’s house, “Matilda,” was inspired by Roald Dahl’s famous character, Matilda Wormwood. Styles said, “The disguise element was that we will disguise ourselves [the song as] if you spoke to Matilda now that she is an adult, who has been abused by her family. How would you talk to her?” “Matilda” was also inspired by Styles’ struggling friend, and he approached the situation in a mindful way. “People have so much guilt about things that she shouldn’t necessarily feel guilty about sometimes. . I think it is your right to protect the space around you and to protect yourself and take care of yourself. ‘Matilda’ means so much to me – it was a moment when it was not up to me to make someone else’s experience about me. It’s just to reassure them that I was listening.”
He went on to say how much he enjoyed writing “Matilda,” especially since it wasn’t about his own life experiences. “I like that it was this personal story for me, about someone else, and to be able to say, ‘This thing is more important than just me making music about myself — because I think it’s more for you and a lot more people. can mean.” When he played ‘Matilda’ to some of his friends, they cried, and he believed that ‘this is something to watch out for’.
‘As It Was’, Styles’ first lead single from Harry’s house, has 136 million views on YouTube and over 507 million streams on Spotify. It’s not for nothing that it has become a viral sensation on TikTok, with users compiling videos and images of their personal growth accompanied by the song. In his interview with NPR, Styles revealed the true meaning behind the mega hit. “I think ‘As It Was’ for me is about metamorphosis and kind of losing yourself, finding yourself and embracing the fact that life touches you at different times when you’re [don’t] expect it,” he said. “You know – change is scary.”
And funnily enough (slash scary) enough, Harry Styles told Zane Lowe during his Apple Music interview that “As It Was” almost didn’t make it to the album. “I remember playing some songs to [CEO of Sony Music] Rob Stringer when I almost felt like I [Harry’s House] came somewhere, and ‘As It Was’ was the last song I played as part of the added group. I was like, ‘I don’t know if this is going to be on the record or something.’ That kind of uncertainty is always best.”
The title for Harry’s house was inspired by Haruomi Hosono’s 1973 album Hosono House† Styles told Zane Lowe: “When I took that title [and] when we added it to the songs we were making, it felt like it took on a whole new meaning. It was about, ‘Okay, imagine it’s one day in my house – what am I going to go through? A day on my mind – where am I going through?'” When it comes to writing and producing music, Styles has notoriously been inspired by his favorite artists of the ’70s, such as Joni Mitchell, so it’s no surprise that Haruomi Hosono the title of Harry’s house†
The first song Styles wrote for Harry’s house was ‘Late Night Talking’. When he and his songwriters, producers and band moved to the Shangri-La studios in Malibu, Styles and Kid Harpoon started writing on day one. “There was a moment of groove where it felt like there were a few songs that we were doing back to back where it was like, ‘I don’t know if these are good or bad, but I really like them,'” he said. said. †[Kid Harpoon and I got] there early, and we wrote “Late Night Talking.” I think by doing that, we just have to make the whole rest of the album like, ‘We’ve got that.'”
In an interview with Better Homes and Gardens, he went into detail about making Harry’s house and how deeply the pandemic affected his thinking and creative process. “I think everyone went through a great moment of self-reflection [during the pandemic], a lot 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 overall concept of the album, he explained, “I realized that feeling at home wasn’t something you get from a house – it’s more of an internal thing. You realize that when you stop for a moment.”
While recording Harry’s houseStyles took a break from listening to popular music and turned to other genres instead. “I started listening to classical stuff and instrumental stuff,” he said. He described recording: Thin line as “keeping things safe”, but for his third album he wanted to step out of his comfort zone. Styles said instrumental music greatly influenced this album and allowed him to experiment with instruments rather than just vocals. “I think it’s fun to listen to [jazz pianist and composer] Bill Evans of [composer] Samuel Barber and swan lake‘, he said. “I feel like you can refer to things by the emotions they evoke.”
During the last week of the Thin line recording sessions, Harry Styles and his band recorded hits like “Treat People with Kindness” and “Adore You” at the last minute. After completing “Lights Up”, Harry started writing “Boyfriends” because he wanted a softer sound (“Boyfriends” eventually ended in Harry’s house† “It almost felt like there’s a version where we’re getting this ready to put on this album,” he said. “I think there was something about it where it 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 audience was silent and on every word. On the album, singer-songwriter Ben Harper played guitar, which naturally made Styles a geek.
When he started Love on Tour in 2021 after a year and a half delay, he had already finished recording Harry’s house† “I was done with this album, and I have to play [Fine Line] “I felt like I had a secret the whole time!” Styles described the downtime he had during the pandemic as beneficial because he wasn’t touring – he didn’t feel burnt out, and he was able to focus on the quality and sound of his songs [recording Harry’s House] like, “If you asked someone if they could go back to the time when they had the best feeling about making music, would they have done another album or tour?” And I feel like everybody would take another album – [it’s a] moment when I feel like I can make things freely and feel really good about what I’m making.”
Styles and his crew spent the night recording the album’s fifth track, “Daylight.” “‘Daylight’ was like, ‘We have to find a way to stay awake and finish this, because when we all go to bed, this is [isn’t] will turn out [the way we want it to],'” he said. “We continued with that recording.” After they finished recording, Styles revealed that they all “went to the beach” as “the sun came up”. Right we were done. [overnight]†
And further The Howard Stern Show, he stopped 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 sparked a big conversation between Styles and Swift fans). Styles told Stern, “You know, I’d love to tell you you’re perfect, but you’re not — we’ll always wonder.”
Styles described his songwriting process as complicated – he usually feels self-doubt, fear and joy when it comes to completing the sound of his music. “The songs, when I wrote them, made me feel uncomfortable because I was like, ‘I don’t know what it is – I don’t know,'” he said. “I can’t say if I love it or hate it – it’s just the best place to make music.”
The last track on the album, “Love of My Life”, is literally about Harry’s home: England. “I’ve always wanted to write a song about home and love England, and it’s always a little hard to do without being like that [jokingly waving the UK flag]’, he said. “But for me, ‘Love of My Life’ was definitely the most terrifying song for a long time, because it’s so bare – it’s so scarce.”
And while recording Harry’s houseStyles confirmed that it was the most free he ever felt while writing music, unlike his first album, Harry Styles (2017), and his second album, Thin line (2019). “It doesn’t feel like my life is over if this album isn’t a commercial success,” he said. “I just want to make things that are good, that are fun in terms of the process — that I can be proud of for a long time. That my friends can be proud of, that my family can be proud of, and that my kids will be proud of a day be proud.”