Lights Up

Harry Styles - Lights Up
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 110 ratings
2019 Ratings: #175
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October 11, 2019 / Release Date
Single / Format
Erskine, Columbia / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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The Guardian
The former One Direction member’s second solo single is laced with surprises and sounds refreshingly like nothing his British male pop peers are doing.
‘Lights Up’ handles the sheer excess of ‘Harry Styles’ with a lighter touch. It’s an intriguing taster of things to come.
This is pretty nice. Not as good as anything off of his last album, but still a decent track that clearly has a STYLE and isn't very ONE dimensional and lacking in DIRECTION ironically enough. But, it just kind of lacks any of the hutspa that his last singles had. Looking forward to this one tho.
Harry Styles, does in fact, make good music
Production 10/10 - the fade in of the acoustic guitar, set the tone for the track even before Harry makes a sound. The instrumentation of the record is very simplistic, a simple drum beat, simple guitar strumming into a loop (a ukulele in the shadows too?) and a quietly brilliant bassline. When the piano comes in whoever produced this did the brilliant thing of pushing the piano to the front of the mix while Harry's voice is quieted even though he stays in the same register, brilliant.

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I am enamored with this single. It's just so pretty, and spacey, and really wonderful. I would consider myself a fan of Styles's debut solo album, but I never found a track like this on it. This has me incredibly excited to hear the new album coming. Also, the bisexual hinting on this song is quite strong. If what people are deducing based on lyrics and release (released on Coming Out Day) is true, I am very happy that Styles can be himself and give another voice to others who feel voiceless. ... read more
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Added on: October 11, 2019