At final, Harry Styles’ much-awaited sophomore album Fine Line arrived on Friday (Dec. 13), and what higher solution to have fun than to play the album in full for 17,500 of his greatest followers?
Styles took the stage at the Los Angeles Forum, the place he performed Fine Line within the monitor checklist’s order for the sold-out crowd. Decked in his David Bowie-esque pink-and-white ensemble from the album’s cowl artwork, the crooner was met by venue-shaking screams. Despite the album being accessible for lower than 24 hours, the gang (unsurprisingly) sang all of the lyrics as if they’ve identified them for years.
The dwell present was equally as emotional because the album itself (which Styles not too long ago informed Rolling Stone is “all about having sex and feeling sad”), from the melancholy sea of cellphone lights accompanying the crestfallen “Falling” to the collective “awww” in response to the devastating lyric in “Cherry,” through which Styles asks, “Does he take you walking ’round his parents’ gallery?”
On the opposite hand, the live performance was additionally an elated celebration of a singer who has confidently discovered his sound and who he’s. With that being stated, kindness has lengthy been Styles’ motto, typically encouraging his followers to like and settle for one one other. The notion was no totally different at the Forum, the place the crooner assured attendees that they “can be whoever they want to be tonight.” And the theme reached its peak and visual representation at the penultimate song, “Treat People With Kindness,” throughout which Harry jumped and frolicked across the stage, smiling and interacting with the gang who lovingly shouted the title again to him whereas hugging one another.
The spotlight of the evening got here throughout the encore, when Styles returned to the stage to sing the tune that kicked off his solo profession, 2017’s “Sign of the Times.” Two years after its launch, the touching efficiency actually confirmed how a lot Styles has grown from a singer nervous to be seen separate from One Direction for the primary time to, merely put, a full-blown rock star.
But that is not all. The encore included 4 extra songs, together with 1D’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” Paul McCartney’s Christmas classic “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime” and his classic barn burning show ender, “Kiwi.”
Oh, and he casually introduced out Stevie Nicks, whom he described as a “gentle’ for his profession. The duo carried out Fleetwood Mac’s timeless “Landslide,” as they sweetly held palms and danced collectively. “I know, cool isn’t it?” Styles giddily admitted to the cheering crowd.
Stevie Nicks and Harry Styles singing Landslide —-❤️—- pic.twitter.com/XKyFUnmoJj
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The crooner ended his Fine Line celebration with a easy expression of gratitude: “The album is yours, I am yours. I couldn’t ask for a more incredible group of people to play my music for.”