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Two fans go into detail about everything they loved from Harry Styles' NPR performance, specifically about 'Watermelon Sugar', 'To Be So Lonely' and 'Adore You'.
Publish Date: Apr 19, 2021
Two fans go into detail about everything they loved from Harry Styles' NPR performance, specifically about 'Watermelon Sugar', 'To Be So Lonely' and 'Adore You'. They love the instrumentation of the live band, they love Harry's voice and they wanted more of everything!
right away, so we didn't get like a little blurb about that, but about watermelon sugar, he said it's probably the longest it has ever taken me to finish a song. We kind of liked it when we first had it, but I really hated it for a long time and it just kept coming back into the mix. Um and he said that it's about that initial euphoria that you feel when you start seeing someone or sleeping with them and you just like are really into it, a really like person. Um And yeah, I thought this was really good as well. Um I like seeing this sort of like harry is not dancing around, which I love to see, but like you see him, it's more about like the instrumental and the harmonies and um a lot of that type of thing because watermelon sugar is definitely like one, we're on stage, it's like moving and grooving and dancing, but you just get a such a different feel um when it's this sort of smaller set. Um Yeah so that was cool to see and we've seen that song done live a number of times now so I like getting all these different versions. Um How did you feel about this one? Yeah I thought it was interesting to to see him doing it um sitting down because normally we've seen him kind of dancing around. Yeah also like one more thing about Cherry uh because I just thought of it when you said that um one of things that really struck me was like during his singing of the song, like the way that he was singing, it was really different, like he kind of almost seemed a little bit shy about it. Um And I found it interesting that they didn't say anything about it, like they just played it is the first song and then moved along like he's not not ready to talk about that one I guess. Um But I love the way while he was singing it like just his the quality of his voice and just like his facial expressions like I don't seem like you could tell that the song like meant a lot to him. Yeah. Um And then yeah watermelon sugar is really fun. This version like with all the band um all the singing like when he's done it before obviously the um the new band members do the harmonies but is really different with the tiny desk concert because like however it's like mixed like you could hear their voices so much more. Yeah I thought that was really fun. Yeah I was really noticing um like the engineering and the mixing that we talked about like last episode or something um about live performances because um I've been keeping up with american idol and some of the engineering is so bad. I don't know, they must think like it must just be a taste thing, but I really dislike it when the voice doesn't feel super present and super like close to you, like when it mixes back with the music, I dislike it because I'm like, I really want to hear that voice up front, like that should be like the main part for me. And I was just getting so annoyed because I was like, they're playing with the band and that's great. But like I want to be able to hear their voices front and center. So I, I love with tiny desk concert, it feels like you're really getting all those vocal details and yet also the instruments stand out so it's such a perfect balance. I wonder if part of that on the show is that people aren't singing well and so they have to mix it that way so that you can't hear them because if you if it's, if it's like edited in a way where like you can hear the voice is really strong, like you have to be on key. Yeah. Maybe there's a lot of really good people though, like some of them are super talented so it's probably more of a stylistic choice. Yeah freaking annoys me. Do you have anything else about watermelon sugar? Uh no, so then they did to be So lonely and Harry talked about this being one of the songs that they like pulled an all nighter four and they were at the Peter Gabriel Studio I believe in Bath. Um And mitch had sent Harry a voice note pretty much with all the music done. Um and then Harry said he went into the corner with headphones on and did the melody and lyrics and then they had the song which is pretty good. It seemed like a quick turnaround. Um I love getting more of that insight on like mitch writing all the music and then Harry doing the lyrics and melody. Um I like find that detail really interesting. Um And Harry said it was also just one of his favorite songs to work on and they brought in like lots of different um people to play instruments and it was just a really enjoyable creative process um Which I think fits the song because it's a fun one. it was cool to see mitch playing um that instrument at the beginning. Yeah, it was so interesting. What is that one called again? Is that the whole thing? I think that was a UKulele. Okay, well whatever he does. So cool. Yeah. Um Yeah, this is one of my favorite songs on the album, although I really don't know where it sits. I need to sit in order. I need to make my order soon but it's definitely up there and I just I loved I loved hearing it like this and getting those cool instruments at the beginning. Yeah, there's a lot of fun. What are your thoughts? Yeah, I really love the instruments to um and the melody, the harmonies. And like this was the first time we heard this song live, right? Yeah. Besides when we heard them all on 13 December but that wasn't really like high quality that was just fan done so I can hear them. Yeah. Unless you watched um that are soft and versions this was like The Real Equality. Yeah. Yeah. So this is really, really fun to watch because we had never seen it before. Um I love watching mitch do the I think of you clearly I'm not sure. And then also just like all the instrumentation was really fun to listen to. Like the way that Sarah was playing the drums like um it kind of sounds like she was hitting like the the edge of the drum. Um And I think that carried over to adore you too. There was like some really interesting like instrument sounds. Um But yeah this one is really, really fun to hear. It was apparently a get to lately. Oh good to lately. Is that well that's credited as one of the instruments. What makes assuming that's it, what makes it a UKulele? It really is it like a UKulele with an extra. So I think, oh wait, does it say what mitch was planning for the first song and whatever you're reading? Well it says on genius on genius. It says get to lay lee was one of the instruments. So in that studio version. Yeah. Oh I see yeah, I don't know um ah It's like a Ukulele with six strings. Oh that makes sense actually yeah. Um Anything else about to be so lonely? Mhm. So then we have adore you which was the final song, we've heard this one live before, but this was again such a different environment because the door used definitely one where it's like more dancing and fun. Um And before he sung Harry was talking a bit about the song and saying it was very similar to watermelon sugar, sort of, same type of initial relationship feelings. Um And he said it's when he says you meet someone and you're just like you know uh take me and he like threw his arms out, I included the gifts on this. Uh and then and then after he said that he was like I'm gonna regret saying that but like it makes sense, that's what it feels like both of these songs, so I wonder if it was like the same time he was writing both those songs or just different times, just sort of same feeling. Um I don't know. Um But that one was also really good. Um like I said I loved hearing knives voice doing the or whatever it is. Yes. Oh my gosh! Her voice on this song was on this version was so fun, it's so good, I feel like you can hear her accent, I think she's from New Zealand well and they were doing this little like I don't know if it's called a dip song or that something else, but they were doing when they were doing those, those noises, they were like doing it in a different way. Mhm. Yeah like it was like looping dipping scooping of an ice cream or something. That sounded good. Did you have anything else about that song? Not particularly. I just I love this live band quality that we got from this set. I mean we get that quality a little bit from all of his live performances because he doesn't really have a cohesive band. Like they obviously do the arrangements for their live performances like with everyone in mind. Um But this performance like particularly brought it out really strong and really? Which I just really, really love. It makes me so wish that we got even more songs in the same quality of live performance.