While we had a feeling that this might be the case, Harry Styles has confirmed that his latest song is about one person in particular, and now we have some questions.
Earlier this week, Harry Styles gave us another taster from his upcoming eponymous debut solo album, the tender and emotive ballad “Sweet Creature.” The track follows the Bowie-esque lead single “Sign Of The Times,” which was unveiled last month, and the live version of “Ever Since New York,” which the singer debuted during his appearance on Saturday Night Live. Indeed, Harold even announced a world tour, tickets to which go on sale today (May 5th).
Of course, being Harry Styles, speculation about whether his new song was about a specific person was rife.
Well, adding some fuel to that fire is the former One Direction boybander himself. In an interview with 102.5 FM’s The Zach Sang And The Gang Show, Harry was quizzed about whether the new track was about any person in particular.
At first, in typical Harry Styles fashion, the 23-year-old star was cautious not to share too much.
“In my opinion, I think most songs are written for one listener,” he said evasively. “Maybe there’s one thing in there that only they’ll notice about them…. It’s so much easier to say something in a song than it is to say it to someone and I think it’s really amazing to be able to communicate through that and be able to wrap up everything that you want to say in three and a half minutes and say it in a song.”
The singer then revealed, however, that “Sweet Creature” was about one person in particular, and WHO IS IT HARRY!? Obviously, the singer still kept things vague, but he did say that the person in question probably didn’t know that the song was about them.
“I think it’s important to remember is it’s not always necessarily the first thing that you might think of but I obviously would never tell someone that what they thought was wrong,” Harry explained. “I think the best thing about music is everyone can take away different things from stuff and that’s not wrong, there’s not really a wrong answer. I feel like a lot of my favorite songs that mean something to me, I’d be disappointed if someone told me that they were about something else. It might ruin the song for me.”
Listen to the full interview below.
Harry also revealed that “Sweet Creature” was the first song that was written for the album.
“I wanted to be honest and open,” he said, “and I feel like when you listen to the album through you can see that and to me that’s what makes it interesting to listen to and it’s why I am now proud of it.”
With only a week to go until Harry Styles releases his debut solo album, we’re sure that the speculation about whom the songs could be about is only just beginning…