We lost Prince, David Bowie, and George Michael in the same year. We didn’t deserve it but maybe we also didn’t deserve them.
In times like these, when we feel stripped from those who crafted the soundtrack of our past and shaped the way we see the world, we always rush into finding the next big thing. The “New Beatles”, the “Next Bowie”, ... But it’s never quite the same. And that’s good!
Music has the power of creating gods out of the least expected places. It brings old foes like Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Damon Albarn (Blur) together in times of need. Music reborn. At first, we resist it. But then, we have no other choice than embracing it.
Standing on the shoulders of giants, Harry Styles bring us hope with his self-titled new album. The 23-year-old is the perfect example of music’s ability to self-healing its own wounds. Styles may not be the “next Mick Jagger” or “our generation’s Dylan” but his work is being acclaimed by legendary names like Nick Mason, Pink Floyd’s drummer, who offered to “play drums on a track” on Styles’ next album.
Songs like “Sign of the Times” and “Sweet Creature” give us an intimate tour into Harry Styles’ rebirth as the album entered charts at #1 in over 20 countries, including Australia. The ex-One Direction matured and shows it in a 40-minute-long state about Brexit and The Black Lives Matter Movement.
It’s probably too early to announce Harry Styles as a giant in the Music and Entertainment Industry. But his work is giving us all the hype we need to face the future. His World Tour will come to Australia next November. Due to overwhelming demand, the singer added 56 new concert dates for 2018 to his sold-out tour (including Australia).