Harry Styles is ‘Golden’ in recent videos
Sofia Rositani – Arts & Entertainment Editor
Harry Styles’ music video, “Golden,” premiered on Oct. 26. This music video shows Styles’ fun side as we see him dance and run through the streets of a city in Italy. I loved this video and the scenes of Styles dancing and running around a country I used to call home and it made me feel nostalgic and happy.
The music video begins like the teaser, which was posted the day before, and features Styles running through a tunnel in a white-collared shirt. Right when the beat drops, it shows Styles dancing in the streets of Italy in a suit with a pair of crocheted gloves. Throughout the video, Styles is shown dancing and being adorable. By the end of the video, it is hard not to have a smile on your face.
While the dancing and Styles acting like a dork in the middle of the street was my favorite part, many fans have been stating that their favorite was his wardrobe.
In an interview with i-D magazine Steven Stokey-Daley, the designer behind all the wonderful clothing Styles wore in the video- including the yellow sailor hat talked about what it was like getting the chance to work with Styles.
“Harry Lambert, (a genius), is a huge supporter of students and small brands, and he did a call out for students via Instagram stories for an editorial,” Stokey-Daley said. “I hadn’t met him before but still I sent him my look book. He replied saying that it wasn’t right for the shoot, but he had something else coming up that it could work for: “a project with Harry Styles.” I couldn’t believe it. Both Harry Lambert and Harry Styles have been incredible in supporting my work.”
Users on the social media app TikTok have even been posting videos about buying knock-off versions of what he wore and where interested individuals could find it.
There are two different TikTok users, though.The first being the users who watched the video, screamed, cried and loved his outfits. There are also the ones who create theories about the video. Larry Stylinson is a very popular ship name in the One Direction community.
The name Larry Stylinson is a combination of Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, another band member, and ever since the band started, people have been wanting to see them together. It was no surprise when I went on TikTok and saw all the theories about them surrounding the “Golden” music video, such as the song itself being about Tomlinson. While I understand why people would want to see them together, I believe it is their own business and should not be broadcasted to the world.
One thing that was so refreshing to see was Styles having fun and being free. There is a part in the song that starts with: “I know you were way too bright for me I’m hopeless, broken So you wait for me in the sky,” my interpretation of this song is how he feels about society, and how in the past he could not dress the way he wanted, act, or sing certain songs. Toward the end the song shifts to: “I know that you’re scared. Because I’m so open,” this pertaining to how he is seen now with the way he dresses, and his music.
As someone who has been an avid listener of Styles since he first performed with One Direction, it fills my heart with joy seeing how happy he is now, and most importantly how comfortable he is in his own skin. There have been many theories online about a possible “Cherry” music video. If true, I will wait eagerly for them to release a teaser for it.