Harry Styles album sales are incredible for his self-titled solo album, according to Variety. Harry’s album has already topped 230,000 copies sold by Saturday, May 20, and that is just the beginning of what could be a dream career for Styles.
How could Harry Styles’ life get any better? The “Sign of the Times” singer took a big chance with a truly artistic album, that is essentially the reinvention of classic rock with a new millennial style. The music on the new Harry Styles album was a new spin on a beloved genre, so it was risky.
Harry Styles also took a risk by building the expectations up so high for his album. It took a lot of talent to live up to they hype surrounding his new solo material. Being compared to rock icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and other late great stars could have gone horribly wrong.
Harry Styles’ new album takes its inspiration from traditional classic rock, but there is quite a difference just as there are similarities. Styles’ influences include David Bowie, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, but somehow the music doesn’t sound like any of these people. It is uniquely the new Harry Styles.
Still, Harry Styles has gotten a general thumbs up from his inspirations. The rock and roll icons seem to want Harry to do well. Singing at the Troubadour this Friday was an homage to the genre and to those great icons that came before him.
Harry Styles confessed to Rolling Stone that Friday night at the Troubadour was the best night of all. Harry rocked the 500-seat venue for quite a while, before revealing his surprise guest Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac.
“Tonight is maybe the best night of my life.”
Harry Styles stood before the audience in golden glitter pants. This was what could have been one of Harry Styles’ smallest audiences ever, though, the Troubadour was sold out and packed tight. The Troubadour is a small venue, with powerful historical significance in the world of rock. Many young ladies stood outside, unable to get a ticket for the sold-out show.
Stevie Nicks sang “Two Ghosts” with Harry Styles on stage at the Troubadour, and then Styles sang Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and then “Leather and Lace,” with Stevie Nicks.
Harry Styles was accompanied on stage at the Troubadour by Mitch Rowland on guitar. Rowland seems to be Styles’ own discovery, according to Rolling Stone. Apparently, Styles found Rowland working in a pizza shop and hired him to co-write and play guitar on his album. Styles’ band consisted largely of such discoveries.
Harry Styles closed with “Sign of the Times,” managing to make do just fine without the ethereal background choir.
Harry Styles proved himself a passionate performer, according to Rolling Stone. Sometimes a small venue like the Troubadour is the best environment for bringing out that quality in an artist. Most artists meet those small venues on the way up, but One Direction started with the big stadium audiences. This is the kind of experience Styles really needs to grow as an artist.
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Harry Styles is a natural to the stage, though. While Zayn Malik and perhaps some of the other One Direction members struggled with anxiety on the stage, Harry Styles thrived in the spotlight. Harry Styles loves having millions of eyes focused on him, according to a report from the Inquisitr.
Harry Styles is revitalizing rock and roll and rechristening the Troubadour for another generation in the new century, and he has the blessings of many rock star icons.
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