Harry Styles is definitely in love -- and other takeaways from his bop-heavy new album

Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times on

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Other especially smitten lyrics sprinkled throughout include, "Now you're in my life/ I can't get you off my mind," "There's never been someone who's so perfect for me," "'Cause baby, loving you's the real thing" and "I will always love you."

Since exiting his boy-band era, Styles has reclaimed some of his privacy by keeping relatively quiet about his personal life, so it's unclear exactly what muse (or muses) inspired this lovestruck turn. But it's easy to read "Cinema" as a valentine to Wilde, the filmmaker and actor who has been romantically linked to Styles since directing him in her upcoming feature, "Don't Worry Darling."

"I just think you're cool/ I dig your cinema," Styles sings on the album's eighth track. "Do you think I'm cool too?/ Or am I too into you?"

Alluding to their power-couple status as fixtures of both the music and film industries, Styles continues, "I bring the pop/ You got ... the cinema/ I bring the pop to the cinema." Oh, to be the cinema to Styles' pop.

He's in an L.A. mood

Speaking of cinema, "Harry's House" also contains several allusions to L.A. and L.A. culture — from edibles and yoga to ocean views and Hollywood.


In the song "Satellite," Styles actually declares he's "in an L.A. mood." Plus, there's a whole track about driving, which is about as L.A. as it gets.

Aptly, he's at home

With himself, that is. Despite the domestic title, much of "Harry's House" — recorded in L.A., Tokyo, Maine, Oxfordshire and London — reflects a sort of nomadic existence.

"I'd follow you to any place," Styles sings on "Late Night Talking," followed by tales of riding bikes, driving with "passports in foot wells" and booking rooms at hotels "using someone else's name."


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