Harry Styles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
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This performance was recorded on February 25, 2020. We will continue releasing Tiny Desk videos of shows that had already been taped. In light of current events, NPR is postponing new live tapings of Tiny Desk Concerts. In the meantime, check out Tiny Desk (home) concerts! They’re recorded by the artists in their home. It’s the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Watch Harry Styles play "Cherry", "Watermelon Sugar", "To Be So Lonely" and "Adore You" at the Tiny Desk.
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March 16, 2020 | Lyndsey McKenna and Marissa Lorusso -- Like many who have graced the Tiny Desk before him, the awkwardness of performing in a working office wasn't lost on Harry Styles. "It just feels like you're in the way," he joked. But when you watch his set from behind Bob Boilen's desk, you'd never suspect any discomfort.
Backed by his touring band, Styles performed several songs from his latest solo album, Fine Line. Between tracks, he talked about the process of writing these songs: From the day off in Nashville that led to "Watermelon Sugar," to the feeling of lovesickness he tried to capture in "Adore You." The camaraderie between the band was clear; and Styles was in on the joy, twirling in his seat between verses.
Styles might not necessarily be the first name that comes to mind when you think of public radio's only working, desk-music-discovery platform. After all, he's got a wildly devoted fanbase that's followed his every move since his One Direction days. In fact, before soundcheck had even started, a crowd of fans had begun to gather outside NPR HQ. They rightly suspected he would be playing a Tiny Desk concert after word got out that the former One Directioner was spotted in D.C. with no tour date on his public schedule.
But beyond the headlines, Styles has proven to be an artist who takes his songcraft and aesthetic seriously, interested in subverting expectations of what a pop star can and should sound like in 2020. That sense of unpretentious creativity is exactly what he brought to his Tiny Desk performance - and it definitely earned him some new adoring public radio fans in the process.
"I have to come into NPR more often," Styles said after he and his band played their first song. "It's nice here."
We - and our massive crowd of colleagues - couldn't agree more.
SET LIST
"Cherry"
"Watermelon Sugar"
"To Be So Lonely"
"Adore You"
MUSICIANS
Harry Styles: vocals, guitar; Sarah Jones: drums, vocals; Mitch Rowland: guitar; Adam Prendergast: bass, vocals; Ny Oh: guitar, vocals; Charlotte Clark: piano, Wurlitzer, guitar, vocals
CREDITS
Producers: Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Kara Frame, CJ Riculan, Melany Rochester, Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Shanti Hands; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Max Posner/NPR

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    NPR Music

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    • Marcela Franco
      Marcela Franco

      How to support if you aren't in the US?

  • ra tatata
    ra tatata

    i never knew that famous tiktok song was from Harry🦍

  • Nele Wiri
    Nele Wiri

    "it is what it is"

  • Chloe Heib
    Chloe Heib

    the girl in the yellow dress is cracking me up rn!

  • PayneDeathz
    PayneDeathz

    so beautiful..

  • Ben Jared
    Ben Jared

    You know they put Taylor's album cover in the background on purpose...

  • Sxxrxh_ kdramas
    Sxxrxh_ kdramas

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="171">2:51</a>

    • neejoy sola
      neejoy sola

      He’s just so beautiful 🥺😭

  • Jennifer Grullón Ventura
    Jennifer Grullón Ventura

    idk why but sarah reminds me of pam from the office

    • neejoy sola
      neejoy sola

      the guitar girl is rock

  • Biscut Bill
    Biscut Bill

    His band is the bomb dot com👌😋

  • ava m
    ava m

    the vibes everyone’s giving off is amazing

  • Maria Chiara
    Maria Chiara

    So happy he decided to sing to be so lonely!

  • dody kuk
    dody kuk

    And a fish is louis😉🌈😌😂

  • dody kuk
    dody kuk

    The color blue knows who its owner is🖖🏻😉🌈

  • April K
    April K

    I am totally her for Harry this yr. I was asleep on the whole 1d but his new album is giving me life rn and this is AMAZING ❤❤❤

  • Victoria Grace Lim
    Victoria Grace Lim

    did anyone notice the Taylor Swift lover deluxe album behind him AHAHAHAHA

  • Jada Johnson
    Jada Johnson

    Now this is the real Harry. Amazing job all of you, this is real music 🖤

  • donde están las paltas
    donde están las paltas

    Adore you its about a FISH and I dedicated it to my ex

  • Courtney Frycz
    Courtney Frycz

    Does anyone know the chord progression for this version of watermelon sugar? It’s different from his album version and I really want to learn! Thx!!

  • TPWK
    TPWK

    my heart skipped a beat when he went high on adore you

  • Lily Ash
    Lily Ash

    Band looks uncomfortable when they laugh at almost everything

  • Richard Walker
    Richard Walker

    Who are these background singers?..........

  • Richard Walker
    Richard Walker

    Man cherry sounds sooooo much better!!!!! Release this now

  • Tuki Mon
    Tuki Mon

    the guitar girl is rock

  • Lana.bby -
    Lana.bby -

    He’s just so beautiful 🥺😭

  • Fatima
    Fatima

    Harry perfectly fits in the tiny desk aesthetic: Hot and messy.

  • Fatima
    Fatima

    Taylor's album just chilling in the back.

  • Fatima
    Fatima

    *My only Angel*

  • Ulikarl Larah Tanael
    Ulikarl Larah Tanael

    These girls are killin it! 👌🏼

  • rano c
    rano c

    i wanna marry that girl w the pink hair

  • Alrich Rooy
    Alrich Rooy

    This video just made me pregnant.

  • Gaily Baby
    Gaily Baby

    BEST BAND EVER

  • jessica a
    jessica a

    the girl in the yellow is singing a little too loud for my liking :/ i feel like i could barely hear harry in some parts :(

  • Pjoy
    Pjoy

    this makes me calm and HAPPY 💗🥰

  • wilones
    wilones

    is no one gna talk abt how pretty harry's guitar in cherry??¿!!¡

  • Isabelle Palmeira
    Isabelle Palmeira

    perfect

  • mistersparrow
    mistersparrow

    All of this was pretty beautiful

  • Nicole Ann Fernando
    Nicole Ann Fernando

    this is probs going to be the closest harry and taylor gets again

  • Hexham Creative
    Hexham Creative

    The drummer, Sarah Jones, is so feeling the rhythm. Especially on Adore You <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="912">15:12</a>

  • L CT
    L CT

    His albums slap.

  • Patience smith
    Patience smith

    Wish he did sign off the times

  • Alexandra Abuid
    Alexandra Abuid

    officially knocked down sting and shaggy off my top three favorite npr presentations i am shook

  • aola wili
    aola wili

    When he finally goes up high on "walk through fire for you" is an experience like no other

  • Bena Feriel
    Bena Feriel

    Sarah and her band 😍😍😍😍😜

    • aola wili
      aola wili

      Me perdoe por ter te subestimado tanto no OneDiretion você é simplesmente incrível Harry ❤️

  • Giovanna Ribeiro
    Giovanna Ribeiro

    Não consigo parar de assistir esse vídeo...

  • lilb0yb1ue
    lilb0yb1ue

    It makes me so happy to see the joy on all their faces every time they finish a song. Like they KNOW they are killing it.

  • Silvia Rodriguez
    Silvia Rodriguez

    you are incredible

  • Joce Moto
    Joce Moto

    ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

  • Emily Jung
    Emily Jung

    I am deeply in love with this man

  • Nora S
    Nora S

    “you know when you LIKE someone 😁” was so sweet

  • Kendal G
    Kendal G

    okay but the backing vocals in adore you... amazing. sensational. beautiful

  • Ruth Irwin
    Ruth Irwin

    I never knew that Jon Snow plays bass.

  • Kyra Cheera
    Kyra Cheera

    Backup singers are KILLING IT! Also I've watched this like 10 times lol

  • Luisina Beltrán
    Luisina Beltrán

    dios, es tan admirable, en serio, amo a este hombre ❤️

  • crash
    crash

    when freedom girl drums in the direction of mustard girl she suddenly is Ginny Weasley

  • Andrethetiny
    Andrethetiny

    He's got the 9 rings of power...

  • wroughtirony
    wroughtirony

    if ther are 6 of you its not a tiny desk concert. FAIL.

  • Ruby Elizabeth
    Ruby Elizabeth

    Watching this 10 times a day is self care

  • Katherine Song
    Katherine Song

    when he said malibu i thought of malabami. any other directioners?

  • francisco acacio
    francisco acacio

    Me perdoe por ter te subestimado tanto no OneDiretion você é simplesmente incrível Harry ❤️

  • Grant Peterson
    Grant Peterson

    His space guitar is so cute

  • Denise Mara
    Denise Mara

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="192">3:12</a> so cute Harry

  • Corrie Kennedy
    Corrie Kennedy

    I love Harry Styles.

  • reza jafari
    reza jafari

    hi please go and vote for harry @t

  • Jesica Van Aertselaere
    Jesica Van Aertselaere

    Beautiful Harry and his band🎶🎶🤗😍

  • Daheixiong
    Daheixiong

    He seems like a nicely sensitive young guy. I mean that totally as a compliment.

  • Jasmine Scorse-chen
    Jasmine Scorse-chen

    Take me harry

  • Uziel Rengifo
    Uziel Rengifo

    what a cute misalignment of likes

  • Mayalynnebabyy
    Mayalynnebabyy

    The way this version of Watermelon Sugar sent my soul...i cannot believe it just got better

  • Cadence Argent
    Cadence Argent

    I really love One Direction but I always thought Harry was overrated. Now I listen to his album everyday wow.

  • Celeste Rivas
    Celeste Rivas

    The way he smiles at Charlotte from time to time like ughh😻

  • Connor Dougherty
    Connor Dougherty

    Is no one going to mention how his nails complete the pastel vibe he's giving off?

  • Lori Bateman
    Lori Bateman

    Awesome these guys are amazing 😄❤️🇨🇦

  • Valentina Vargas
    Valentina Vargas

    IT IS WHAT IT IS FHFJJFF

  • Mia Cienfuegos
    Mia Cienfuegos

    Harry’s band is 10/10 🖤

  • SIEL
    SIEL

    the songs are actually kinda cool! on another note, think NPRs' heating system is quiet good! I've noticed a few artists said that..its quiet hot.. ;D

  • Zahra Ramadhani
    Zahra Ramadhani

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="168">2:48</a> OMG

  • Derlis_Whatever
    Derlis_Whatever

    Not Lover in the back ajdkjasdfjkjk

  • Carol Wright
    Carol Wright

    How does he not have any bad songs?? It's crazy

  • Marina Souagui
    Marina Souagui

    They are amazing 😭I can't wait to see him

  • smartalec1991
    smartalec1991

    I think i fell in love with Harry’s pianist in lovely orangey hair.

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