‘As It Was’ is a song by Harry Styles — WATCH

Harry Styles Gives Us ‘as It Was’ — Watch

“As It Was,” Harry Styles’ much-anticipated new single, has been released. It’s the first music he’s released since 2019, and it’s the first track and video from his upcoming third album, Harry’s House.

It’s one of his most emotionally charged tracks to date. With the chorus “In this world, it’s just us/You know, it’s not the same as it was,” he sings about enduring personal transitions.

It’s a bold musical move for Styles, unlike anything he’s done previously. “Sign of the Times” and “Lights Up” marked the beginning of his first two album eras. “As It Was,” on the other hand, is a more nakedly emotional song, a heartfelt plea that also serves as an appealing dance-floor challenge.

Children’s voices ring out, “Come on, come on, come on, come on….. Harry, we want to say good night to you!”

Styles announced the single on Monday, just days after announcing the release of his third studio album, Harry’s House. The record, which is set to be released on May 20, will feature 13 songs, more than any of his previous two full-length albums.

Styles will play at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., alongside other headliners Billie Eilish and Kanye West, before Harry’s House is released to the public. Empire Polo Club will host the festival from April 15 to 17, and then again from April 22 to 24.

Watch Harry Styles – “As It Was”