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Review: Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” is off the charts

Graphic by Serena Golden.
Graphic by Serena Golden.

Harry Styles has once again proven himself to be an outstanding artist with his second album, “Fine Line.”

Styles’ fans have gone crazy over his new music, as his album “broke (the) record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the U.S.,” according to Official Charts. His album has over 52 million streams and more than 38,000 album sales, and Styles was on the top of the Rolling Stones charts for two weeks after the album’s release. 

The album features 12 songs that range from extremely catchy to touching and tender. Throughout the album, Styles creates a sweet and sincere beat, reminiscent of a summer day, by using very tactile images and heartfelt lines. 

“Fine Line” seems to have something for everyone, from bops like “Golden” and “Watermelon Sugar,” to more heartfelt songs like “She” and the titular song, “Fine Line.” 

“Watermelon Sugar” is one of the first singles that Styles released from the album, and it serves as a nice glimpse into what the album as a whole sounds like. In this song, Styles creates a summery beat that gives listeners almost a nostalgic feeling. Styles tells his listeners that the love he feels is like “strawberries on a summer evening,” a tactile image that makes his audience feel exactly what he is feeling. 

The second single released was “Adore You,” showcasing a different side of the album that Styles has meticulously crafted. In songs such as “Adore You,” “Fine Line” and “She,” Styles croons to the ever mysterious “she” about how much he cares for her. 

In more heartfelt songs, Styles uses very tender lines to make his audience feel like they can relate to his experiences. In “Falling,” Styles sings out, “I’m in my bed and you’re not here. And there’s no one to blame but the drink and my wandering hands…. I can’t take it back, I can’t run back the baggage you left,” hitting right to the core of the listener’s heart, following it with “What am I now? What if I’m someone I don’t want around?” 

Styles was able to create an album that seems to have resonated with a lot of people. He is currently one of the biggest chart-toppers in the United States, casting people under his spell with his lyrics and a voice that has the ability to capture feelings that almost everyone can find relatable. Styles was able to create an album that has been a huge success, proving once again that he is an artist that is more than capable of creating music on his own. 

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