HARRY STYLES “AS IT WAS”
Written by internationalhitradio on April 25, 2022
HARRY STYLES "AS IT WAS"
The track lifts from his forthcoming third studio album „Harry’s House“. The Hit comes with an accompanying music video filmed by Ukrainian director Tanu Muino. music video For the video Harry takes inspiration from Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger for the sparkling red jumpsuit. He spent 48 hours with fashion designer Arturo Obegero to look over rocker Sir Mick’s past outfits in a bid to get Harry’s styling perfect.
Former X Factor contestant Harry previously describes Sir Mick, 78, as the ‘coolest man on the planet‘ before deciding to emulate him in the promo for his song.
Harry is a pop star. An actor. A scholar of music history. A fashion icon. A dangerous madman. He finds his pleasure in getting under our skin and trashing our expectations and dancing on our madness. Honestly, bless him for that. He’s all these things, but as these songs prove, the realest, truest Harry is the one who puts his heart and soul into this music.
„As It Was“ is co-written and produced by Harry Styles’ collaborators, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon. The track begins with the voice of his goddaughter Ruby Winston, daughter of British filmmaker Ben Winston. She can be heard saying ‘Come on Harry we want to say goodnight to you’. Following this it feels as though the track continues with innocence and vulnerability at its core.
“It’s the voice of my goddaughter. She used to try and call me before bedtime every night, and one time it didn’t ring or something, so they sent me that. I dug it out when we were in the studio and put it in front of the song for some reason, and I kind of just fell in love with it.”
Styles’ fans have picked apart the lyrics. But it takes no effort to understand that, ‘You know it’s not the same as it was’ , speaks to everybody’s experience of time passing and the painful emotional changes in anyone’s life. Of course his fans speculate as to the who/when/where etc. of these lines, and to them. Good luck with your investigation.
“As It Was” swerves into Eighties-style synth-pop, in the style of A-Ha or Depeche Mode.