The last time Harry Styles was found singing in James Corden’s car was about a year and a half ago, when he was still one fourth of One Direction. Now, Styles has returned as a solo artist and, somehow, this feels right!
I can’t say this is the most entertaining Carpool Karaoke episode ever – after all, Corden has offered us some amazing ones ever since the segment started – but I can definitely say it’s one of the most interesting ones music-wise.
Styles recently released his debut solo album and this fun car ride is also an excellent way for him to promote his new songs; and he does so successfully. But if you thought he’d be one more Zayn-like r’n’b/ electro artist wanting to blend in, then guess again!
Styles is actually going for soulful – hell, I might even dare to say indie! – with his music. And it seems to be suiting him very well. Who knew he’d be the one from the 1D gang to show his emotional side?
So even though this Carpool Karaoke wasn’t as funny as some of the previous ones, it introduced us to Styles’ bold solo venture, and for that, it was more than worth it. Plus, it’s safe to say he can pull off any outfit!
I totally loved Taylor Swift’s Out of the Woods from the moment I listened to her 1989 album; so now that the song has a music video as well, I’m all for it!
Swift premiered the clip during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve last night and I personally can’t think of a better way to start the new year. (I’m sure you can, but I’m a music geek; I can’t help it.)
The track is rumoured to be about the singer’s ex – and One Direction member – Harry Styles. The music video clearly shows Swift’s struggle to salvage a rocky relationship that’s never calm or safe, through ice and water, branches and mud!
But, really, all that matters is that last phrase:
“She lost him, but she found herself. And somehow that was everything.”
Cheers to an empowering 2016!
I love it when Ellen DeGeneres invites her guests to play ‘Never Have I Ever’ and it’s always interesting to discover the crazy things celebs do ‘behind the scenes’.
So One Direction sat on the couch of the show and came clean about minor sins, such as using someone else’s toothbrush, and funny mishaps, such as sending a naughty text to the wrong person. Of course, not everyone was as cooperative as we would have hoped!
Harry Styles clearly found the game a bit unsettling and responded to certain questions with either dishonesty or denial, at one point yelling “What is this game?”! To be fair, the initial questions seemed to focus on Harry’s love life – pointing to his relationship with Taylor Swift and Caroline Flack respectively – so I can’t really blame him.
All in all, this was worth the watch!