Harry Styles’ second solo studio album ‘Fine Line’ is something of a peculiar creation. The songs are so unique that it is quite impressive, and the sounds are quite naive as well. The underlying theme of the album is no matter to be taken lightly as well. Let us review the new album by Harry Styles.
Inspiration Behind ‘Fine Line’ Album
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Harry told that the album is “all about having sex and feeling sad.” Whilst this is not false, the album is so much more. Harry might have left out the bigger portion of the iceberg to be explored by the fans.
It is also a clear fact that ‘Fine Line’ absorbs much of its influence from Harry’s personal experiences. From his relationships to finding himself, the songs take a deep-dive into this conscience. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Harry explained; “One thing I hadn’t experienced before was how I felt during the making of this record. The times when I felt good and happy were the happiest I’ve ever felt in my life, and the times when I felt sad were the lower I’ve ever felt in my life.”
Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Camille Rowe, is a frequent honoree in the album.
Singles Chronology of ‘Fine Line’
Harry Styles dropped the surprise first single “Lights Up” on October 11, 2019. Accompanied by a steamy music video and emotional lyrics, the song took fans by surprise and spelt new album in the makes. The second single, “Watermelon Sugar,” was yet again a surprise release, just hours before he performed the song live on Saturday Night Live. This episode of SNL was hosted by Harry himself.
The album cover for ‘Fine Line’ is a fish-eye photograph of Harry Styles dressed in an ’80s Pop style. There is a strange black hand, at the bottom left corner, pointing at Harry.
Tracklist of ‘Fine Line’ Album
On November 19, 2019, Harry Styles revealed the tracklist and the release date of the album on social media.
- Watermelon Sugar
- Adore You
- Lights Up
- To Be So Lonely
- Sunflower, Vol. 6
- Canyon Moon
- Treat People With Kindness
- Fine Line
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The underlining theme behind the album is Harry’s experience with relationships, or what he believes to be the typical timeline of a relationship.
Songs such as “Golden” and “Watermelon Sugar” sing of the initial high of the early stages of a relationship. Everything looks bright and poppy! “Adore You” shows deeper gratitude towards his lover for letting him be a part of her life. The fifth and sixth songs, “Cherry” and “Falling” respectively, talk about the beginning of the fallout. He boldly accepts that his mistakes lead to this unavoidable breakup between the two.
On the seventh track, “To Be So Lonely,” Harry Styles imagines the worst situation he could be in-being lonely. More than being in the wrong relationship, he fears for being lonely. But he is also in the stage of denial at this point. He asks the girl not to blame him for the fallout.
The next three songs that follow, “She,” “Sunflower, Vol. 6,” and “Canyon Moon,” are all dedicated to self-healing and moving on. The singer reflects on to the good times of the relationship and makes up his mind to move on. He knows that broken glasses cannot ever be whole again.
The final song, and the title track of the album, “Fine Line,” is most likely a song that wraps up the entire album. He talks about drawing a fine line between the blacks and whites of a relationship. The song itself describes the highs and lows of being in the ‘incorrect’ relationship. If it was the ‘correct’ relationships, we guess there would not be as much ‘lows’ as Harry describes in the song.
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