Emotional Stages You Go Through After Listening To Harry Styles’ 'Fine Line' Album
Whether you're a Directioner, a Harrie, or not, it’s undeniable that Harry Styles is definitely one of the most influential artists of today’s generation. It’s been a little over two years since Harry dropped his self-titled debut album. Needless to say, Fine Line, his second studio album as a solo act, has got to be one of the most awaited albums of 2019. Now that we've had a bit more time to absorb his new music, we can’t help but feel excited, nostalgic, and shookt all at once. If you’re like us and you've been listening to the album pretty much since its release a couple of weeks back, here are stages you might find highly relatable:
First comes the nostalgia.
Throwback to when it wasn’t just him but also four other people in a band that was once called “One Direction.” All the feels, all the good memories, all the music from the past. But with Harry's strong, raspy vocals and unabashed individuality, it isn't hard to feel all hyped up over his solo endeavors, especially with the fresh lineup of Fine Line.
Then comes the slow claps.
Fine Line isn't that album where you just skim through or maybe skip some songs. Every single track brings its own flavor and makes Fine Line what it is—something fresh, experimental, and Harry. You'd be slow clapping after each song because they're just masterpieces in their own right.
It's a roller coaster of emotions.
There's just something about playing the album in order that's highly satisfying. Upon pressing play on the opening track "Golden," you're already buckled for quite the emotional ride. The peak devastation would probably be when you reach "Cherry" and "Falling." Anyone else got wrecked at the lines, "What am I now? What am I now? What if I'm someone I don't want around?" Because same. When you've finally reached the title track, "Fine Line," you don't know if there are any emotions you haven't felt yet.
You're hopeful and impatient at the same time.
Like we’ve mentioned earlier on, it took Harry a little over two years to release this album. Now, you’re left thinking, when’s the next one coming out? And being the biggest fan you are, you know for a fact—no matter how long it takes, it’ll be worth waiting for. For now, we'll go back to streaming Fine Line.
With additional reporting by Mylene Mendoza.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????