Harry Styles released his second album last Friday, but that doesn’t mean he’s all about his new songs — or even older ones, for that matter. While promoting Fine Line, Styles visited the BBC studio Live Lounge on Wednesday to perform a bunch of tracks, but it’s one in particular that’ll have you coming to get your man, Harry.
In addition to his own tunes “Lights Up” and “Adore You,” Harry also took on a Lizzo track. And while “Good as Hell” and “Truth Hurts” might be more in line with his pop-y roots, Styles instead chose to cover “Juice,” the lead single from Lizzo’s third studio album, Cuz I Love You. Joined by his full band in the studio, it was a groovier, jazzier, and retro-funkier rendition of the song, yet still stayed faithful to the original. And while the original version dishes out all kinds of confidence and bounce from Lizzo, Harry’s version is somehow even sexier.
Also adding to that sexiness? Styles’ ensemble. Who knew Erkel-high, wide-leg pants and suspenders could be a turn on?
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) December 18, 2019
Harry hasn’t been shy about his current love for an oversized trouser so if that’s where he’s getting all his energy from, bring on all the fabric.
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Styles had nothing but praise for Lizzo, Time magazine’s Entertainer of the Year, telling BBC Radio One that he thinks she’s “amazing,” and “one of the most exciting artists working now.” He added that she’s “exactly what you want an artist to be, which is themselves,” and that might be the highest compliment ever. Lizzo responded to his comment by tweeting “*melts*” along with the head explosion and hearts-face emojis. The lovefest between the two continued as Lizzo, who didn’t want to risk getting lost in Styles’ DMs, instead took to Twitter once again, this time to hint at a future collaboration. Please, Lizzo and Harry, give us the juice. Hell, give us the whole damn meal.
— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 19, 2019
Now, feel free to compare Harry and Lizzo. If ever there were two equally captivating performances, these are them.