Harry Styles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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    Watch Harry Styles play "Cherry", "Watermelon Sugar", "To Be So Lonely" and "Adore You" at the Tiny Desk.
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    March 16, 2020 | Lyndsey McKenna and Marissa Lorusso -- Like many who have graced the Tiny Desk before him, the awkwardness of performing in a working office wasn't lost on Harry Styles. "It just feels like you're in the way," he joked. But when you watch his set from behind Bob Boilen's desk, you'd never suspect any discomfort.
    Backed by his touring band, Styles performed several songs from his latest solo album, Fine Line. Between tracks, he talked about the process of writing these songs: From the day off in Nashville that led to "Watermelon Sugar," to the feeling of lovesickness he tried to capture in "Adore You." The camaraderie between the band was clear; and Styles was in on the joy, twirling in his seat between verses.
    Styles might not necessarily be the first name that comes to mind when you think of public radio's only working, desk-music-discovery platform. After all, he's got a wildly devoted fanbase that's followed his every move since his One Direction days. In fact, before soundcheck had even started, a crowd of fans had begun to gather outside NPR HQ. They rightly suspected he would be playing a Tiny Desk concert after word got out that the former One Directioner was spotted in D.C. with no tour date on his public schedule.
    But beyond the headlines, Styles has proven to be an artist who takes his songcraft and aesthetic seriously, interested in subverting expectations of what a pop star can and should sound like in 2020. That sense of unpretentious creativity is exactly what he brought to his Tiny Desk performance - and it definitely earned him some new adoring public radio fans in the process.
    "I have to come into NPR more often," Styles said after he and his band played their first song. "It's nice here."
    We - and our massive crowd of colleagues - couldn't agree more.
    "Watermelon Sugar"
    "To Be So Lonely"
    "Adore You"
    Harry Styles: vocals, guitar; Sarah Jones: drums, vocals; Mitch Rowland: guitar; Adam Prendergast: bass, vocals; Ny Oh: guitar, vocals; Charlotte Clark: piano, Wurlitzer, guitar, vocals
    Producers: Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Kara Frame, CJ Riculan, Melany Rochester, Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Shanti Hands; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Max Posner/NPR


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      1. Marcela Franco

        How to support if you aren't in the US?

    2. mixio hili

      My bisexuality: Through the roof. Harry, an angel but also the girls omg

    3. Ananya Sahay

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> 😍😍

      1. mixio hili

        Anyone knows the chords that he’s playing ?

    4. Sabilla

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    5. Кирилл Шишканов

      What a cute atmosphere!

    6. Alya Esa

      help i'm in love

    7. Vanessa V.

      Does anyone notice the “lover” Taylor album behind him haha

    8. Sunshine Lynee

      When he speaks everyone in the band looks at him kinda protectively, and kinda like they're holding their breath, hoping he doesn't say something too embarassing in his profound un-selfaware arrogance

    9. The Gorn

      Millennials are so awkward and sexually confused

    10. Luiz Felipe Vilela

      This Cherry version looks like a Mt. Desolation or The Staves song/vibe. Great!

    11. Natalia Villalobos

      Can somebody please tell me the name of the woman with the long earrings because I have decided to make her my new idol

    12. Erin-Leigh Hoffman

      The only man that I’d let break my will to live

    13. Made Ari Vidia

      Truly love this full album

    14. Kooleb

      Oh thank god he sounds good live too

    15. Marina Diniz

      there's no doubt that he's a gift sent from above he's *an angel*

    16. sam jones

      great band

    17. x o x o

      Wow. What terribly placed ads..

    18. Dank Memer

      he is the epitome of wholesome chad

    19. Erick Silva

      Anyone knows the chords that he’s playing ?

    20. Lindsay Nevitt

      He's so flippin' cute. Are those poor bandmates totally mad for him, experiencing that smile/voice all the time??

    21. E m m a


    22. C A L M E X

      for when John Mayer there?

    23. The Wings

      How gross those 700 people can get that they disliked the video?

    24. SebbyandTheBees

      The girl with the blonde hair, I can hear her, SHE IS SO FREAKING GOOD! She has a Gorgeous voice! Don’t get my wrong I LOVE ME SOME HARRY but the blonde one is also very good!

    25. Candace

      Anyone else spot Taylor Swift “Lover” in the background??

    26. Liz Macdonald

      love the different versions

    27. Lucia Vera

      the way harry looks at charlotte is the cutest

    28. Helio Centric

      Harry and his backup singers always wow me like WOW

    29. Kaysha DeJesus

      Harry: <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="906">15:06</a> Me: Gladly...

    30. Helio Centric

      When he started singing Watermelon Sugar, I almost died

    31. Raven Peoples

      I love you

    32. Marcella Teles

      If I dated this man, I would be madly in love with him.

    33. 9inetySEVIN BEATS

      If he made an acoustic version like this to all his songs that’d be 🔥🔥🔥

    34. Bryan Angelo Mella

      Just love this mini concert 😍

    35. Rose Gold

      I’m 47 and madly in love with the old soul in Harry’s body 💕

    36. Jessica Lagary

      i could see harry and his band all chilling in the studio, strumming their guitars & having jam seshes together and it makes my heart so happy. he truly is thriving this era & everyone that knows of him LOVES him.

    37. Imanni Grullon

      this boi out here ignoring social distancing warnings and singing about fruit

    38. Sweet Supernova

      Really special and beautiful voice

    39. sophia n

      ok but is no one gonna talk about the end of watermelon sugar when he ended on that high note like okkkk harry i see youuuu

    40. sophia n

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="204">3:24</a> literally almost killed me a piece of his hair falls onto his face he puts his guitar pick in his mouth and fixes his hair 🥵🤤

    41. Carly

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="167">2:47</a> yep

    42. Ginna Beltrán

      HARRY, you are a gift from the universe, so precious, I ADORE YOU.

    43. 린지 RINDZY

      Who gives him that sweater? You've got a plan! 😏

    44. Denali Williams

      he sounds and looks so good!😩✋🏼

    45. Brechtje Van Duin

      I can listen to harry saying "repetitive" all day long

    46. Stokesbury

      So much "progressive" "artsie-fartsie" "enlightenment".... /S

    47. Eric Copple

      Why don't you get a proper air condition unit in the tiny desk studio..? Please? For the performers.

    48. ammar shamsul

      that woman on the white shirt got the sexiest nose ever

    49. Ema Petričević

      Is that taylors CD in the background? (Lover)😂

    50. kelly marie xo

      Taylor Swift's album is in the back :::::))))

    51. Teenage Vibes

      this, THIS right here is getting me through my quarantine depression

    52. visvi lourry

      eu te amo.

    53. milennn


    54. Emmeee

      Omg he's the cutest little munchkin ever!!!!!! His sweater is adorable😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    55. Michelle T


    56. Justin Love

      im living for mitch and sarah’s little glances

    57. Hieu Vu Minh

      i love you harry

    58. Tiffany C. Calderon

      To be one of Harry's back up singers, a dream

    59. Alex Boswell

      drinking game: drink every time harry counts down in a song and every time he zones out with a smile on his face

    60. Thomas Mallitte

      1, 2, 3, 4!

    61. Duda Bordin

      This just saved my life

    62. MIA

      harry spinning in his chair during the instrumental of adore you is honestly so relatable

    63. Heather Macneil

      the fact that he started on the x factor in a boy band and now he's here goes gives me hope

    64. SURA

      the “don’t you call him baby, we’re not taking lately” part has been stuck in my head the past few days so Harry starting with Cherry has validated my great music taste 😂

    65. danni.

      i will never be over this

    66. Bekah

      They are all so talented. This whole thing is so beautiful.

    67. Laura Smith

      Their harmonies are perfection

    68. Brittany Dolling

      his little smile when he sings "I'm just an arrogant son of a b*tch" is so adorable

    69. sgt lamancha

      There’s always the one singer in these boy/girl bands who gets loose from the pack. Didn’t see it in him with 1D...oh I get it now; and that band is aces. Bowie’s legacy is in great hands.

    70. Greta Raggio

      Great back singers! And good arrangements, thank you!

    71. Gaby politi

      nys voice is so beautiful omg

    72. Ebo J.

      I know who Harry is as far as his being in One Direction, that he's doing solo work about about his visuals/images, which are gorg. However I admit, while I know he's talented, I've not actually heard much of music at all. Now I know. This is great! 👏

    73. Seren

      His pure talent blessed my whole existence

    74. BullFrog Outdoors

      At some point you guys should try to get Zach Bryan or Billy Strings on here. I think that would be awesome!

    75. grace L

      he keeps looking to the pinkish blonde haired girl and it’s so adorable

    76. Cindered

      Call out melanie martinez

    77. Ri Ri

      They harmonise so perfect together. ❤❤❤ great music great artist great band🎶

    78. Janey Bakarbessy

      Love that this is so acoustic and simple but perfect in his execution!

    79. TheRandomTaco

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="190">3:10</a> & <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="427">7:07</a> (and probably more times) he kept looking at charlotte 💕

    80. Valentina McKenna

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="176">2:56</a> This part is... everything.