Doesn’t Harry Styles running free, singing of hope, and dancing through the streets of Italy sound like a dream? The singer decided to give us exactly that in the cheerful new music video for another single called Golden. With three singles this year, it seems as if Harry Styles took it upon himself to save 2020, and we are forever grateful.
On October 26th, our favorite British heartthrob, Harry Styles, released his new single called Golden. This is the fifth (and most likely the final) single from his second studio album called Fine Line, following Lights Up, Adore you, Falling, and everyone’s favorite – Watermelon Sugar.
Harry Styles’ fans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for the music video to come out from the moment Styles was seen filming it along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Well, the day is finally here. The cheerful and glowing video for Golden is out, and we are more than excited to delve into the lyrics of the song and see all the beauty the music video has to offer.
Harry Styles – Golden Official Video
The Golden Side of Amalfi Coast
When it comes to promotion, Harry Styles’ team goes above and beyond, and we are always excited to see what they come up with next. This time, they decided to tease his fans and hint at the beautiful location of the Golden music video. The team designed online postcards with an Italian stamp and a blurry picture of a beautiful Amalfi Coast, signed by Harry Styles himself, telling his fans they’re golden and reminding them to treat people with kindness (TPWK).
Fans were quick to find out the possible inspiration behind the music video being set there. It could be that the singer simply liked this part of Italy, but when it comes to Harry Styles, there is always more to it. A fan shared her story of meeting the singer and opening up to him about the ways his music helped her through the hard times in her life. She told him that she comes from the Amalfi Coast, and it is speculated that this is the reason why he chose it for Golden.
Harry Styles is all about sharing love and treating people with kindness, so it comes as no surprise that he decided to dedicate this song to the people who support him. Whether this is just a coincidence or the fan really was an inspiration behind the music video, it is hard to tell, but it is a beautiful story nonetheless.
From Heartbreak to Hope
Both the music video for Golden and the actual song have one thing in common – they are bursting with optimism, positive vibes and hope, everything which the world needs so desperately at times like this. Although some of the songs on the album were confirmed to be about Harry’s past relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Camille Rowe, this might not be the case now.
Golden is not your typical love song. In this one, Harry Styles sings about hope and new beginnings after getting your heartbroken. After the rain, there is a rainbow, and after heartbreak, there is hope. The singer himself said the song is a “source of joy” to him, and with such beautiful lyrics, it is hard for us not to feel the same.
Golden, golden, goldenHarry Styles – Golden Lyrics
As I open my eyes
Hold it, focus, hoping
Take me back to the light
Styles begins the song with an image of sunshine on his face, waking him up. The sun is a symbol of hope, and it seems like the singer is finally waking up from the gloomy days of heartbreak with the hope that better days are coming. Although he thought of himself as broken, someone came and showed him that there is always a chance for a new beginning.
I know you were way too bright for meHarry Styles – Golden Lyrics
I’m hopeless, broken
So you wait for me in the sky
Browns my skin just right
At first, Styles might have struggled to accept this person because of how broken he was. He had lost hope that he will find love again, but they never gave up on him. Now, he sees hope in them, and he wishes that they will be the ones who will bring him brighter days. He compares them to the sun, their warmth, and light, bringing him back to life.
Cautious in Love
I’m out of my headHarry Styles – Golden Lyrics
And I know that you’re scared
Because hearts get broken
Golden is all about moving on and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. Each heartbreak leaves a scar, and way too often, those scars are there to remind us of what might happen again. In this song, however, Styles decided not to hide behind his scars and to let himself find love again. Although he’s scared of getting hurt, this person is outshining his fear, and they are both ready to try again.
I know that you’re scaredHarry Styles – Golden Lyrics
Because I’m so open
Harry is not the only one hurt by love, and he makes sure to let this person know that it is okay to feel this way. This is one of the strongest lines in the song because it shows what real love and strong relationships really are. Being open and vulnerable and showing your partner who you really are is what makes true love. Harry shows us that he is okay with being open – he is finally embracing love and letting the sunshine in.
Harry Styles succeeded in what he wanted the most – his video brought joy to all of us. He taught us that there is nothing wrong with being vulnerable. Being open, getting hurt, being down, and picking yourself up again is what makes us human, and he makes sure to reminds us of this any chance he gets. If there is something you would like to learn from Harry Styles, let it be this: embrace love, share love, be open, and don’t forget to Treat People with Kindness.