Harry Styles Tries to Shine with “Lights Up”

from Issue 6


arry Styles might have made a mistake in his new single–the lyrics portray a scattered man who cannot “put out the dark/Runnin’ through [his] heart.” While they alone stand as a mostly solid piece of work, the music does not fit at all with the message. The peppy dance music, complete with a “stadium choir” at the end, overshadows the lyrics, making this song seem like it was made for a party or club, definitely not a scattered, dark soul. The juxtaposition of these two elements make for an…interesting track.


Rating: 4/10