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
    NPR Music

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    • Marcela Franco
      Marcela Franco

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

  • Vanessa Chino
    Vanessa Chino

    So magic ❤️

  • Joara Matos
    Joara Matos

    soooooo... no one is gonna talk about how cool his first guitar is?

  • Monika Trojanowska
    Monika Trojanowska

    Chapeau bas!!!!

  • Valentina Ortiz
    Valentina Ortiz

    ahhhhhhh te amo harry

  • Letícia Paiva
    Letícia Paiva

    jesus christ the guitarist's voice is making me want to crY from how beautiful it sounds

  • Andrea Mb
    Andrea Mb

    I adore him.

  • molly elisabeth
    molly elisabeth

    'you don't have to say you love me, you d- wanna tell you something'

  • Yvanna Gonzalez
    Yvanna Gonzalez

    Why is no one talking about taylor swift´s album cover just laying there in the back at full display

  • molly elisabeth
    molly elisabeth

    the cultural impact of tiny desk concerts is so immaculate thank you so much.

  • bailey coe
    bailey coe

    SARAH JONes ladies and gentlemen (!)

  • Maisie King
    Maisie King

    chills...

  • Andre Correia
    Andre Correia

    What's that blondie name she hit some nice vocals

  • cherrypopcheer
    cherrypopcheer

    this is so soothing

  • Mischka U
    Mischka U

    Am I the only one that notice his smile everytime when he signs "arrogant son of a b****" ? HAHA

  • Jonas Ogena
    Jonas Ogena

    I miss my bandmates huhu. When my bandmates doing great job or doing sick moves when they playing instrument or when we are jamming. I always smiling and always looking at them.

  • Juliana Faye Poral
    Juliana Faye Poral

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="427">7:07</a> the way he looks at her, ahh my heart!!! plus his cute little smileee 🥺❤️❤️❤️

  • Daantje Reuters
    Daantje Reuters

    My ears are blessed omg-

  • Sammy Boy
    Sammy Boy

    Love him!♡👑

  • marvel stan
    marvel stan

    Harry: he has a habit of not speaking a lot Everyone: *laughs* Mitchell: *silence*

    • tiptop 123
      tiptop 123

      😄👍

  • marvel stan
    marvel stan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="430">7:10</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="430">7:10</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="430">7:10</a>

  • marvel stan
    marvel stan

    just wanted to let you know that I watch this every day with no regrets.

  • marvel stan
    marvel stan

    cherry⁎⁺˳✧༚ Me: coucou Harry: *silence* Me: the pain is real.

  • FuckItDad
    FuckItDad

    I just putted npr on shuffle and this came out, never thought I'd enjoy it. Then I wanted to download the songs on Spotify but mweh it's not as good in studio. This version is much better!!!! Love it

  • Elizabeth Harrington
    Elizabeth Harrington

    Best version ever Watermelon Sugar everyone getting into the groove 💕

  • Dani Morales
    Dani Morales

    Im here again hehe. I love you harry styles 🥺☹️

  • anisa nurraudah
    anisa nurraudah

    *I am sorry but I got distracted by that tiny beautiful LOVER album at the back.*

  • Evonnetasya Tasya
    Evonnetasya Tasya

    I didn't expect to fall in love like this

  • Chewie
    Chewie

    Stevie Nicks brought me here ♥

  • Guruh Achmad
    Guruh Achmad

    can we talk about the guitarist?

  • Niyna Sehzade
    Niyna Sehzade

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="430">7:10</a> I'M JEALOUS!!!!

  • zarli smith
    zarli smith

    would this ever be on spotify?

  • Soulaymaa Omrania
    Soulaymaa Omrania

    don't ever change that band harold. they make you who you are .

    • msfabulous242
      msfabulous242

      Harry makes Harry who he is. Regardless of who’s playing in his band, he will always stand out as the star

    • Tamisha Laura
      Tamisha Laura

      no... Harry makes Harry who he is.

  • juju
    juju

    why is everyone in this video absolutely gorgeous

  • Makayla Huffman
    Makayla Huffman

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="636">10:36</a> To Be So Lonely

  • Lynndon Charles Gemino
    Lynndon Charles Gemino

    It was so nice to see Lover album on the shelf

  • journofay
    journofay

    Appreciate the music more in this small intimate space

  • Maddie Bolland
    Maddie Bolland

    Harry is such a genuine, sweet person!! All of these musicians are incredibly talented, this was wonderful 💜

  • Your Daddy
    Your Daddy

    Now bring Lana Del Rey

  • MutualRespect 28
    MutualRespect 28

    Cute baby .

  • Rafaela Costa
    Rafaela Costa

    My favorite songs

  • Rosa P.
    Rosa P.

    He Is so cool I love him sooo muuuch He was always funny that's Harry you day funny and you think of Harry I bet he thought about "malabamy" when he said Malibu, that's were one D did the video of what makes you beautiful

  • marion
    marion

    the way he's turning over on his chair please-

  • marion
    marion

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="907">15:07</a> (don't mind me)

  • Kenneth Dagalea-Swift
    Kenneth Dagalea-Swift

    Harry Styles with Taylor Swift on the background. *LOVEEEEER* ❤

  • blackbird99
    blackbird99

    Only love for this man :)

  • K A
    K A

    Please do a tiny desk concert with Spoon, they were born to do this

  • ellianne
    ellianne

    Coming back a week later to say this will forever be my go-to calm video

  • David Barrett
    David Barrett

    Why does my girlfriend love him more than me?

  • abby!!
    abby!!

    i love him. he’s literally adorable

  • Nicole Benavides
    Nicole Benavides

    TAKE ME

  • Laura Villalobos
    Laura Villalobos

    toda mi vida estare enamorada de este hombre

  • Kristin Briggs
    Kristin Briggs

    I've been scrolling for three years and haven't seen a single "wow One Direction look different" comment. Dont know if I'm proud or disappointed.

    • Tamisha Laura
      Tamisha Laura

      proud ☝🏾

  • Molly Murphy
    Molly Murphy

    i guess this is what today is going to be about

  • Natalie Smith
    Natalie Smith

    sarah and the rest

  • Rania ME!
    Rania ME!

    Thé girl in red that’s the tweet

  • Sabriah Ramirez
    Sabriah Ramirez

    To be so lonely is that song I always hear on tiktok. I didn't know he's the one who sang it 😳 👉👈

  • Lycra
    Lycra

    can we just talk how adorable he looks at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="429">7:09</a> when he glazes at his colleague?

  • Ashlee Turner
    Ashlee Turner

    He’s so perfect I can’t- ❤️❤️

  • Nitesh Kumar
    Nitesh Kumar

    I really adore these kind of vibes and this kind of concert.❤️

  • Ifra Khan
    Ifra Khan

    I've never felt 19 minutes passing by so fast.

  • Sunil Palav
    Sunil Palav

    I just realised that to be so lonely is the song on tiktok ...... Dont tell me anyone else don't know....

  • 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

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