Just when I was contemplating about how 2021 took off for me, I stumbled upon Harry Styles’s new music video for his Fine Line single, Treat People With Kindness. Honestly, this is the virtual new year’s party I have never attended but enjoyed through the video like I am literally there.
In a new popular trend, Styles announced the music video only two hours before its release. The hashtag #TPWK, short for the song’s title, began trending shortly after, with fans and followers rapidly growing excited on Twitter.
The music video, directed by Ben and Gabe Turner, stars Fleabag actor and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Clearly Styles is not the only New Year’s gift we had all been waiting for. The song opens with the 26-year-old performing in a night club. This is no ordinary night club. The visuals are all black and white which straight away take you to the classic dance era of the 1920s, so much unlike his virtual summer beach party that he took us on with the release of Golden.
TPWK is the simple New Year’s mantra all of us need to dance our troubles away, especially with COVID-19 still lingering on us.
You know you are watching a Styles music video when the visuals are as appealing as the tune and lyrics of the song. For this single, the former One Direction star and the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Waller-Bridge, both look super stylish, dressed in matching glittery sweater jackets, paired with bell-bottomed tuxedo pants and a bow tie which is literally the cherry on top.
“I’ve got a good feeling, I’m just taking it all in,” as Style sings, a part of me already starts feeling positive towards whatever is in store for me this year. “Floating up and dreaming. Dropping into the deep end and if we’re here long enough, they’ll sing a song for us and we’ll belong,” these lyrics only reassured me that in times good and bad, in times when I am sad, I can always play a Styles song to feel better.
As the song progresses, the rock star that Styles is, leaps on Waller-Bridge’s table and invites her to dance with him. No brownie points for guessing what happens next because the 35-year-old actress instantly puts down her Martini, gives him her hand and joins the singer to shake a le as they run through the crowd in the club. Now, that is what you call a party.
Styles has single-handedly helped me kept my sanity intact through the rough year that 2020 was with his collection of music and oh-so-dreamy videos.
Fine Line is his second solo record, following the 2017 self-titled debut. The mind-boggling album earned him three nominations at the 2021 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance for Watermelon Sugar, the song that made summers easy and breezy and Best Music Video for Adore You which became my jam last year.
If I call Styles my Santa for this year, it won’t be wrong because he dropped a teaser for TPWK, two days before Christmas proving that good things are coming to us soon. I am so glad that he did not disappoint with the final video.
The pop sensation recently announced his indefinite postponement of the UK and European shows, originally scheduled for February and March 2021.
“I can’t wait to see you all on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Treat people with kindness,” he Tweeted.
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