Don’t Deny It… Harry Styles Is Taking The World By Storm

Sarah Stukalin

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you know that Harry Styles is going on tour for his latest album Fine Line. The album is beautiful, stylistic, wonderfully instrumental, and an overall amazing body of work. It is no surprise Styles would put on a tour with all of these same qualities. 

Now I can imagine you’re thinking to yourself right now that I am just another washed-up Directioner relishing in the solo career of Harry Styles, but I am here to tell you that is not true. I am the girl who went to the One Republic concert on the same night as the One Direction concert (I’m not even kidding). I am the girl who mocked my fellow fourteen-year-old friends for staying up hours into the night waiting for the next 1D single to drop, and I am the girl who “never really thought any of them were all that cute.” 

I would certainly like to think I’ve matured since my days of rejecting One Direction. I now accept them as the boy band that reminds me of the carefree days of my childhood, and I now thank them for giving us Harry Styles, as he is the solo artist I didn’t know I needed. 

It is hard to find an artist these days who I can support 100% knowing my values are reflected in their music and overall demeanor, and it is also hard to find a male perfectly centered and confident in their masculinity. You may find yourself asking how Harry Styles is so successful, and it is for that very reason. 

Harry Styles fans don’t just love him because he wore a dress on the cover of Vogue, they don’t just love him because of his accent or because of his killer songwriting, they love his confidence, his attitude, and his ability to set trends. Harry Styles is a breath of fresh air among an industry that constantly finds itself involved in scandal after scandal, and a world that seems to be more chaotic year after year. His music, his style, his personality, are all an escape from our world. His vintage swag reminds us of simpler times, and his romantic and touching lyrics make us want to believe in love again. It may sound sappy, but you cannot deny the effect Styles has had on an entire generation. 

You may be still laughing or doubting me, and that’s fine. If your TikTok is anything like mine the videos speak for themselves: Styles is a force to be reckoned with, and one of the most popular artists in the music industry right now. I look forward to seeing what he does next, and how his confidence and fluidity inspire generations to come.