Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Harry Styles Recalls Crowded House Sound, Song “World Where You Live” in New Single “Adore You”


The people who make Harry Styles’ records are doing him a disservice. He obviously knows little of what’s already been in the world. They write and produce songs for him that sound like stuff people over 40 will remember. I guess if you’re under 40 and know music back to 1990, that’s ok. But otherwise, a Styles record is an invitation to figure who it is this time. And the winner is Crowded House, “World Where You Live,” 1986 and other Neil Finn records.

And listen, I like Harry. He’s a nice guy. He’s a good actor and comic. There’s nothing objectionable about him. It’s just these damn songs.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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