해리 스타일 is proving he doesn’t need any production to deliver a great performance.
In a new video for Japanese YouTube series The First Take, Styles was accompanied by guitarists and backup singers to perform an unedited, one-take rendition of “Boyfriends” from his new album Harry’s House.
“안녕하십니까, I’m Harry, and this is ‘Boyfriends’ for The First Take,” said the 28-year-old former One Direction member, donning a patterned pastel t-shirt, bright purple pants, and an oversized pink pearl necklace in a baby-blue-toned studio for the performance.
“Boyfriends / They think you’re so easy / They take you for granted / They don’t know they’re just misunderstanding you / 너, you’re back at it again,” Styles croons with soft, crisp vocals on the song’s first verse while his background singers harmonize.
공연에 이어, Styles offers a sweet smile and says, “Arigatō gozaimashita,” which means “감사합니다” in Japanese.
The musician’s fans seemed to appreciate the unique take on the song, according to the video’s YouTube comments. “This is really iconic. Not many of the current artists would have the confidence to go to The First Take,” wrote one viewer. “It’s THE ULTIMATE showcase. I am excited!”
“This is stunning. Boyfriends is already a lovely song, but this just elevated its beauty. Well done everyone,” complimented another YouTube user.
Released as the 12th track on Harry’s House, “Boyfriends” has received quite a bit of fanfare since the album dropped on May 20, as the song charted at No. 23 에 광고 게시판 더운 100 despite not being promoted as an official single.
Styles is one of few American artists to have performed on The First Take, and it’s possible his decision to take Harry’s House to a Japanese outlet could be informed by the inspiration behind the album’s title.
“The album is named after Haruomi Hosono. He had an album in the ’70s called Hosono’s House, and I spent that chunk in Japan,” 그는 말했다 Apple Music’s Zane Lowe 5월. “I heard that record and I was like ‘I love that. It’d be really fun to make a record called Harry’s House.'”