The title for Harry’s House was inspired by Haruomi Hosono’s 1973 album, Hosono House. “When I took that title [and] put it to the songs we were making, it felt like it took on this whole new meaning,” Harry Styles said.
Harry Styles released his third studio album on May 20, titled Harry’s House.
The album is full of songs about mindfulness, love, confusion, and joy, and fans have already memorized all the lyrics to them.
Even though Harry Styles is known for being a private person, he’s been promoting the album on outlets like Apple Music, NPR, and Better Homes and Gardens, going into detail about making his third studio album.
So, here are some intriguing behind-the-scenes facts about Harry’s House that we know so far:
In an interview with NPR, Harry Styles revealed that he wrote “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” after hearing one of his old songs in a sushi restaurant. “I was in a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles with my producer, and one of our songs came on from [Fine Line], and I said: ‘This is really strange music for a sushi restaurant,'” Styles said. “And then I was like: ‘Oh, that would be a really fun album title, and then as the songs started being made, I kind of just said: ‘Music for a Sushi Restaurant.'”
The seventh track on Harry’s House, “Matilda,” was inspired by Roald Dahl’s famous character, Matilda Wormwood. Styles said: “The disguising element was we’ll disguise [the song as] if you were speaking to Matilda now that she’s grown up, who’s been mistreated by her family. How would you speak to her?” “Matilda” was also inspired by Styles’ friend who was going through a hard time, and he approached the situation in a mindful way. “People have so much guilt with things that they don’t necessarily need to have guilt with sometimes. I think it’s your right to protect the space around you and be protective of yourself and look after yourself. ‘Matilda’ means so much to me — it was a moment where it’s not my place to make someone else’s experience about me. It’s just wanting to reassure them that I was listening.”
He went on to say how much he enjoyed writing “Matilda,” especially because it didn’t revolve around his own life experiences. “I like that it was this personal story to me, about someone else, and being able to say: ‘This thing is more important than me just making music about myself — because I think it could mean more to you and a lot more people.'” When he played “Matilda” for a couple of his…
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