- The Scottish Sun HARRY Styles' fans just LOVE his track Watermelon Sugar. [69] Styles is seen wearing a low-cut floral Hawaiian shirt with pearls and in other shots a sweater vest with a retro collared shirt. [35] Ana Clara Ribeiro of Medium complimented Styles' vocals and the song's production, as well as praising its differences from everyday pop songs. Harry Styles has released the music video for "Watermelon Sugar," the upbeat track from his 2019 sophomore album, " Fine Line." [64], Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was revealed that the video had been delayed from its original release. In Greece, it debuted at 36 on 15 February 2020, however on 29 June, it peaked at number 6. [67] He puts the plate on the table and begins singing the opening lyrics of the song. [57] On 7 August 2020, it was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Libby Torres, Callie Ahlgrim, Paige DiFiore, Courteney Larocca and Kirsten Acuna of Insider wrote a positive review, giving the song an 8.2/10 and calling it Styles' fourth best song, praising his vocal performance and the song's concept. [47] In a negative review from Consequence of Sound, Bryan Rolli called the song "plodding", while also writing it "commits the cardinal sin of being far less interesting than its title. IN STYLE Harry Styles will star with Brad Pitt in Faster, Cheaper, Better movie, claims say. [113], sales+streaming figures based on certification alone. [8][9][10] It was accompanied by an audio video, showing the cover art for Fine Line, except with a watermelon in the hand. [58], The song's accompanying music video premiered on YouTube at 12:00 ET (16:00 UTC) on 18 May 2020. The music video for "Watermelon Sugar" was released on 18 May 2020 to positive reviews. "[80] Alisha Pawa of Lifestyle Asia called the video "light-hearted" and wrote that it "evokes the nostalgia of better summer days. "[32][33] It is rumoured that the song is about oral sex, which Styles has neither confirmed nor denied when asked. [71] The former outfit was inspired by a picture of Paul McCartney at a party. It was the fourth track to be released from the record. MTV MIAW 2020: Anitta, Emicida, Ludmilla e Luísa Sonza lideram indicações! [34], "Watermelon Sugar" received critical acclaim from music critics. "[6] Shortly after, it was revealed by iTunes to be the second track on Fine Line. [76][77] Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone and Savannah Walsh of Elle both called the video "colorful" and "beachy". [47] In a negative review from Consequence of Sound, Bryan Rolli called the song "plodding", while also writing it "commits the cardinal sin of being far less interesting than its title. [70] Styles is seen running his fingers on the watermelon before taking a bite. The track has a structure of verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, post-chorus, bridge, chorus, post-chorus and runs for two minutes and fifty-three seconds. "[31], In November 2019, "Watermelon Sugar" debuted at number thirty-five on the UK Singles Chart, giving Styles' his third UK top 40 single at the time. [68][32] Writing for Us Weekly, Nicholas Hautman called it "ultrasexy" and "retro-filtered. [83][84] He performed it at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball on 7 December 2019. [3] They eventually started throwing around some ideas and came up with the repetitive chorus melody. by Childish Gambino. Styles promoted it with a meme generator on his website that has various lyrics from the song over a watermelon inspired background. [29] According to Styles, the song is about the initial euphoria and excitement when one first starts seeing someone. [61][62][63] They had tried to work with Styles for other songs on Fine Line and they eventually began working on "Watermelon Sugar" a week before they began filming. When was Watermelon Sugar released? When was Watermelon Sugar released? "[40] Mike Wass, in another Idolator review, described the song as "a flashy [moment] with one foot in the distant past" while stating that the "anthem really soars on the chorus". 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[46] Susan Hansen of Clash wrote that it has a "satisfying vibe" with its sonics. [57] On 7 August 2020, it was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. [113], sales+streaming figures based on certification alone. After its official single release in May 2020, "Watermelon Sugar" re-entered the chart at number thirty-five; later ascending to a new peak of four in August 2020, becoming the second highest charting single from the album. Label: Columbia - 38-254898,Erskine Records Ltd. - 38-254898 • Format: Vinyl 7. "[33] Writing for Idolator, Mike Nied commented on its lyrics, writing "references to sex are cleverly embedded in the lyrics so readers are able to fill in the blanks on their own. [3] They had the book, In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan and thought it would sound cool as the hook. [53] In New Zealand, the song debuted at number thirty-three and has so far peaked at number four. It peaked at number fifty-four after the release of Fine Line and officially left the chart the following month. [60] It was directed by Bradley & Pablo and filmed in Malibu, California on 30 January 2020. They were inspired by the American novel In Watermelon Sugar (1968) by Richard Brautigan. Harry Styles has released a colorful, beach-set video for his latest single “Watermelon Sugar.” The track appears on the pop star’s sophomore album, Fine Line, released … [53] In New Zealand, the song debuted at number thirty-three and has so far peaked at number four. [69] The table cloth on the table is the same material as a boat sail in the "Adore You" video and the sunglasses are the same ones he wore in his 2019 Rolling Stone cover. [59] Styles announced the video's premiere a day prior with a teaser video showing a table on a beach, which was in a scene in the music video. It comes from the 2019 album Fine Line. (Download the attachment and open the singles file), (Click on "Singel 2020" to see the year-end listings. [56] The single also topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart on the issue dated 8 August 2020, becoming the singer's second single after "Adore You" to top the chart, remaining at the summit for seven consecutive weeks. Watermelon Sugar. A 20-second sample of the pre-chorus and chorus, featuring Harry Styles' raspy vocals, over a repetitive melody with trumpets, guitars, and horns. By October 17, 2020 Uncategorized. “Watermelon Sugar” is the second single room indie-pop singer Harry Styles and his upcoming album “Fine Line”, which is due to be released later next month. [51] In Scotland, the single re-entered the chart at number seventy-eight in May 2020 and later peaked at number nine the following month.[52]. [38], NME's Hannah Mylrea called the song "bombastic" while the staff at DIY called it "exciting" and "sizzling. 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[64], The video then cuts to Styles being surrounded by models that feed him various fruits as well as them enjoying a picnic. [70] Styles is seen running his fingers on the watermelon before taking a bite. [38], NME's Hannah Mylrea called the song "bombastic" while the staff at DIY called it "exciting" and "sizzling. In January 2020, it reached number seventeen on the chart before departing it the following month. After the release of Fine Line, "Watermelon Sugar" debuted at number thirty-eight on the ARIA singles chart in Australia; later reaching a new peak of twelve in its fifth week. In November 2019, Watermelon Sugar debuted at number 35 after it was released on the album Fine Line. [26] Its guitar hook was praised by Charu Sinha of Vulture. [73] Styles wears a cropped striped sweater, a skinny fringe scarf and a pair of vintage-inspired ripped jeans, all of which come from Gucci's fall 2020 collection. [32] Also of Vulture, Zoe Haylock wrote that "the upbeat, windows-down track melted frozen hearts. [50], In Ireland, "Watermelon Sugar" debuted at number twenty-four on the Irish Singles Chart in November 2019, before reaching number four on the chart in June 2020. [18] The following day, he performed it in another secret session, this time with iHeartRadio at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. "[40] Mike Wass, in another Idolator review, described the song as "a flashy [moment] with one foot in the distant past" while stating that the "anthem really soars on the chorus". "[78], Carolyn Droke of Uproxx called the video "a celebration of summer" while Morgan Smith of People called it "dreamy. [68] He wears an orange crochet tank, oversized blue sunglasses, bubblegum pink nail polish and his signature "HS" rings. It comes from the 2019 album Fine Line. [30], Styles' vocals, which were described as "raspy", span from D4 to A5. Take a look at this Watermelon Sugar teaser here. After being released as a single, "Watermelon Sugar" re-entered the chart in May at number sixty-four and reached number one on the chart dated 15 August 2020; giving Styles' his first number-one single, his third top-ten single, as well as his fourth top-twenty single in the US, and third from Fine Line. HARRY Styles' fans just LOVE his track Watermelon Sugar. Released: Nov 16 , 2019. [65][66], The video opens with a message on a black background writing "this video is dedicated to touching. 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[70] This shot was inspired by a picture of Jack Nicholson doing the same pose. [68][32] Writing for Us Weekly, Nicholas Hautman called it "ultrasexy" and "retro-filtered. Album: [87] On 14 February 2020, he gave a live radio performance on BBC Radio 2's The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show and on 25 February 2020, he performed it as part of his NPR Tiny Desk Concert. They were inspired by the American novel In Watermelon Sugar (1968) by Richard Brautigan. [1] It is also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.[2]. 17th November 2019. [28][26][29] The song closes with a brass-led outro. "Watermelon Sugar" is a horn and guitar-driven rock, funk-pop, and indie pop song. Fans think Watermelon Sugar has a naughty meaning Credit: Youtube What is Watermelon Sugar about? [1] It is also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.[2]. ", "Harry Styles's High-Energy Today Show Performances Just Replaced My Morning Coffee", "Harry Styles Didn't Set Out To Make 'Fine Line' A 'Big Commercial Album, "Here Are All the Winners From the 2020 MTV VMAs", "Confira a lista de indicados do BreakTudo Awards 2020", "Exclusivo! Harry Styles has released “Watermelon Sugar,” the latest taste from his upcoming sophomore album, Fine Line.The singer announced an expansive world … The Watermelon Sugar music video is expected to release today May 18, 12 PM ET, and 5 PM UK. [29] According to Styles, the song is about the initial euphoria and excitement when one first starts seeing someone. Originally released as a promotional single from Fine Line on 16 November 2019, "Watermelon Sugar" was later released as the album's fourth single on 15 May 2020. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2020 Vinyl release of Watermelon Sugar on Discogs. [3] They went into The Cave Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and started the session by just playing around. [32] Also of Vulture, Zoe Haylock wrote that "the upbeat, windows-down track melted frozen hearts. Harry Styles has released his new track 'Watermelon Sugar' off his forthcoming sophomore album 'Fine Line' set for release on December 13. "[59] Styles is then seen walking up to a table with a watermelon slice on a plate, where he sits down. [23][24][25][26] It opens with a strummed guitar intro where electric guitar and drum beats soon join in. [70] This shot was inspired by a picture of Jack Nicholson doing the same pose. [26] The song's lyrics use rhetoric and imagery. He also became the second member of One Direction to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after Zayn Malik with his 2016 hit "Pillowtalk". [67] He puts the plate on the table and begins singing the opening lyrics of the song. In doing so, Styles became first British artist to top on the Hot 100 with a single that did not top the UK Singles Chart after Adele's single "Set Fire to the Rain" in 2012 and the first British male to match the record since Jay Sean with his single "Down" in 2009. [41] In her review for Rolling Stone, Brittany Spanos wrote "the track has the singer nostalgic for 'that summer feeling,' yearning for berries and the taste of watermelon sugar". Harry Styles released the music video for the song of the summer "Watermelon Sugar." "Watermelon Sugar" was written by Styles, Mitch Rowland, and producers Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon. "Watermelon Sugar" is a horn and guitar-driven rock, funk-pop, and indie pop song. (Download the attachment and open the singles file), (Click on "Singel 2020" to see the year-end listings. [68] He wears an orange crochet tank, oversized blue sunglasses, bubblegum pink nail polish and his signature "HS" rings. [26][22] The song uses the metaphor of fruit and summer to describe a sexual encounter. Harry Styles has released his latest single, ‘Watermelon Sugar’, after debuting the track on Saturday Night Live last night (November 16). [72] Later on, they take a picture, as a group, with all of them holding a watermelon slice each. [35] Ana Clara Ribeiro of Medium complimented Styles' vocals and the song's production, as well as praising its differences from everyday pop songs. It comes to us in a time of need when we can’t go outside but obviously really want to. They were inspired by the American novel In Watermelon Sugar (1968) by Richard Brautigan. ), Recording Industry Association of America, "Harry Styles' 'Watermelon Sugar' Surges to Top of Billboard Hot 100, Becoming His First No. [64], The video then cuts to Styles being surrounded by models that feed him various fruits as well as them enjoying a picnic. The song definitely has a more summer vibe to it. [31] Savannah Walsh of Elle wrote about the song's meaning, asking the question "[is he] hankering for a refreshing summer treat or [is he] talking about cunnilingus," while USA Today's Patrick Ryan interpreted it as "Styles evocatively [recalling] a past fling and its sweet aftertaste. The song was well received by music critics, with many praising its concept and Styles' vocals. In doing so, Styles became first British artist to top on the Hot 100 with a single that did not top the UK Singles Chart after Adele's single "Set Fire to the Rain" in 2012 and the first British male to match the record since Jay Sean with his single "Down" in 2009. [71][74], Michele Amabile Angermiller of Variety compared the video to Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" while Harper's Bazaar's Chelsey Sanchez compared it to Mamma Mia!. "[64] Styles was praised by the models in the video for asking for consent to touch them while filming. [27] Trumpets are added in the second chorus, that builds up to the bridge, featuring ecstatic horns and high notes. [61][62][63] They had tried to work with Styles for other songs on Fine Line and they eventually began working on "Watermelon Sugar" a week before they began filming. [8][9][10] It was accompanied by an audio video, showing the cover art for Fine Line, except with a watermelon in the hand. Directed by Bradley & Pablo and filmed in Malibu, California, it features Styles alongside a plethora of bikini-clad women and men dancing on the beach and eating watermelon. The track has a structure of verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, post-chorus, bridge, chorus, post-chorus and runs for two minutes and fifty-three seconds. "[70] In her review for Entertainment Weekly, Rosy Cordero wrote "Harry Styles is wishing he was back on the beach surrounded by beautiful people, deliciously colorful fruits, and no coronavirus. Harry Styles’ song ‘Watermelon Sugar’ went viral all over again months after its release – and the reason is actually hilarious. The singer payed homage to … [41] In her review for Rolling Stone, Brittany Spanos wrote "the track has the singer nostalgic for 'that summer feeling,' yearning for berries and the taste of watermelon sugar".

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