Harry Styles is releasing his new single “As It Was,” the first taste from his upcoming third album, Harry’s House. It’s a deeply personal statement from an artist who has never sounded this joyous, this confident, this fearless in facing the future. It’s a complex love song about losing one’s self, finding one’s self, and embracing change.
The British singer-songwriter dropped his blockbuster sophomore album Fine Line on Columbia Records in December 2019. It combined critical acclaim with record-setting commercial success, debuting at Number One on the Billboard charts. It was the first chart-topper of the new decade, giving up hits like “Adore You,” “Lights Up,” “Golden,” and “Treat People With Kindness.” “Watermelon Sugar” became his first Number One single, six months after he debuted it on Saturday Night Live as both the host and the musical guest. The song won Styles his first Grammy, for Best Pop Solo Performance, on a night when he kicked off the show in a feather boa. It also won the 2021 BRIT Award for Best British Single.