There’s been a gaping void in our lives since One Direction called it a day. We’re eternally grateful that Harry, Niall, Louis and Zayn have been prolifically releasing music since they called it a day — Liam on the other hand… there’s an Britain’s Got Talent judge’s seat calling your name. Though we’ve lapped up all the solo material with vigour, there’s a part of us all that misses the saccharine, pop ditty’s that One Direction brought us.
Harry Styles, our beautiful, velvet-clad rock hero, allowed us to revel in the glory days of 1D for a few fleeting minutes. Over the weekend, Styles performed Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball in The UK. During his performance, he whipped out the modern classic ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.
“If you know the words to this one, please do sing along,” he prefaced the performance with, before delivering a rock-tinged rendition of the classic. It was just an absolutely joyous moment. You can watch the performance below.
Watch: Harry Styles – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ Live at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball
In related news, Harry Styles recently announced details of his forthcoming second album, Fine Line. The album is set for release on December 13th and we’re absolutely bricking it with anticipation.
Harry ushered in the new year with sultry lead single ‘Lights Up’, an indie-pop corker that was backed by the steamiest music video of the year.
Harry recorded Fine Line across six weeks in Rick Rubin’s Shangri-la Studios with producers Tyler Johnson and Jeff Bhasker. He revealed that the album is “all about having sex and feeling sad.”