Harry Styles just dropped brand new music for the first time in nearly two years—and as expected, he did not disappoint. On Friday, October 11, the former One Direction member unveiled his newest single, “Lights Up,” along with its accompanying music video, and needless to say, fans are almost too excited about what Styles has in store for his upcoming album.
Just like Styles promised in his Rolling Stone cover story earlier this year, the track has a psychedelic but soulful and sexy vibe, and features lyrics about being free. As he explained in his interview, his next album, reportedly called HS2, is “all about having sex and feeling sad.”
As for the music video, it’s probably the steamiest video you’ll ever watch, and many fans are praising Styles for serving “bisexual energy.” Plus, the 25-year-old dropped the track and video on National Coming Out Day, which just makes it that much more perfect.
“Lights Up” has already been dubbed a “bisexual anthem” the world needed.
Who knew yesterday that this morning on Oct 11th National Coming Out Day that they would be watching @Harry_Styles having the time of his life among a bisexual love fest? And it is beautiful, Harry. #LightsUp pic.twitter.com/tf2jSLhY4F— Harry's BLACK MET Nail Polish (@HSbluenails) October 11, 2019
cultural impact:— idid larrying loves cepine (@powerlessIwt) October 11, 2019
harry styles releasing anything else
a bisexual anthem on
national coming out day #LightsUp
can we all agree that Lights Up - Harry Styles has THE MOST bisexual energy ever? thanks. ✨🖤— ♡ bri - HS2 IS HERE (@briphs) October 11, 2019
Of course, Styles has never confirmed if he’s bi, nor does he share details about his romantic relationships. He told The Sun in 2017 that he doesn’t feel the need to label his sexuality, adding that he’ll only ever talk about his love life in his music.
In the “Lights Up” music video, Styles is shirtless and sweaty as he dances seductively with both men and women, all while singing “Shine, step into the light/ Shine, so bright sometimes/ Shine, I’m not ever going back.”
Listen, people—it’s hot and absolutely worth the watch:
Twitter has been having a collective meltdown since Styles first hinted that his new album was coming. He then sent them into a frenzy when he tweeted the word “Do” on October 5th, and now, the hype has peaked with the music video release.
Some Twitter users (ahem, us included) are upset they didn’t get invited to the dance party…
DREAM JOB: getting paid to grind on a shirtless Harry Styles pic.twitter.com/Xr6bvmAQ77— 𝕳𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖆𝖍*̥˚✧ (@vintagefetish) October 11, 2019
IMAGINE BEING AN EXTRA AND SOMEONE GOES OKAY SO YOUR JOB IS TO TOUCH HARRY STYLES WET SHIRTLESS BODY .— nat is nutting (@otraharryjesus) October 11, 2019
…while others just can’t believe how beautiful Styles is.
his beauty is something else. pic.twitter.com/CsdhnZW2f4— isabel. || lights up. (@heshrry) October 11, 2019
Harry Styles has proven once again that his talent has no limits. If we were betting types, we’d put on money on HS2 being his best record yet.