Harry Styles has announced his third solo album, “Harry’s House”, which will be released on May 20th.
Little was revealed about the upcoming release in an official announcement, in addition to the date, the title, the promise of 13 new tracks and the album cover, which makes the pop superstar scratch his chin standing on the ceiling in an inverted living room.
Styles also posted a short teaser video that contains no new music other than a synthesizer soundtrack showing him walking onto a theater stage and smiling while a house facade is erected around him.
The album news is not entirely unexpected, as Styles is rumored to have new music to promote before he goes on stage as the main name at the Coachella Festival on April 15 and 22.
In February, he was spotted filming a music video in the streets of central London while relaxing on a giant bed pulled past Buckingham Palace, though it was not entirely clear at the time whether he might still be releasing singles from his previous album or had something fresher in store.
Fans had been wondering if Styles’ new album could be called “You Are Home” when he dropped tracks in a viral campaign that led to a site using that phrase. When fans visited the site, it showed a door, which after a few days opened to show a multicolored background. The website was advertised in newspapers containing drawings of some of the living room furniture that ended up being part of the album cover.
If it seems that Styles never really disappeared after his previous album, “Fine Line”, which was released in December 2019, it is due to a number of successful singles that hit the radio and the tour plans behind that album are delayed by the pandemic . He ended his three-month-long American “Love on Tour” excursion in November with plans to take it to Europe this summer and Central and South America this fall, following a final American one-time match at Coachella.
“Fine Line” generated two singles that reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Adore You”, which topped as No. 6 and was certified four times platinum, and “Watermelon Sugar”, which reached No. 1 and went five times platinum. Three other singles (“Lights Up”, “Falling” and “Golden”) were platinum certified.
Styles’ solo career has been on the rise, and the success of “Fine Line” has far surpassed the success of his debut, 2017’s “Harry Styles”. This solo bow, while critically acclaimed and the driver of a sold-out tour, generated only one significant radio hit, “Sign of the Times.” The named album got platinum, while “Fine Line” has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
Tickets for a summer tour of an overseas stadium – also called “Love on Tour”, indicating that he considers it a continuation of his latest US tour rather than a complete restart – went on sale in January.
The European part of the tour begins on June 11 in Glasgow and ends on July 31 in Portugal. After a three-and-a-half-month break, he will resume touring the Americas this fall, starting November 22 in Mexico and ending the year on December 10 in Brazil.