Harry Styles just released his eagerly awaited new single “As It Was” on Friday (April 1).
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter announced earlier this month that he will drop his brand-new album, Harry’s House, on May 20 2022, and “As It Was” is the first release from the record.
‘The Watermelon Sugar’ hitmaker posted several pictures of himself on Instagram filmed at one of London’s iconic landmark’s, the Barbican Centre, dressed in a sleeveless, sequined red outfit, with the caption: “As It Was. April 1.”
The new tune will mark his first new solo music since his 2019 chart-topping, platinum-selling LP Fine Line. Styles has reportedly been working on his new album since 2020.
Styles- who also released a self-titled album in 2017 – took to social media to announce his highly anticipated new album, Harry’s House. Alongside a photo of the album cover, the British star wrote on Twitter: “Harry’s House. May 20th.”
He also released a trailer for the album intercut with shots of screaming fans from his mammoth live shows, and he was seen standing on a bare stage in a theatre while a scenery cut out of a bright yellow house is erected around him.
It came just days after Styles teased fans that something new was on the way with a new Instagram account which featured only pictures of arched doors, and he launched a mysterious website at YouAreHome.co, that would open to a different image when a computer mouse was rolled over it.
A Twitter account called @youarehome – which has so far garnered 510,000 followers – was also launched around the same time and featured cryptic tweets such as “find a moment of calm, colour it in”, “in this world, it’s just us, you know it’s not the same as it was” (sic), “what happens in between colours?” and “what are you doing here?”
The release of the 13-track album will also come one month before the “Adore You” singer is scheduled to resume his ‘Love On’ Tour, which will open in Glasgow in June before going on to Wembley Stadium, after number of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.