STORY OF SONG
“Adore You” is the third single from English songwriter and singer Harry Styles’ highly anticipated second solo studio album: “Fine Line”, which is due to be released on the 13th December 2019.
“Adore You” is a modern pop ballad, and during his recent interview with ENTERCOM, Styles spoke about the story behind the track: “It’s about that initial infatuation stage when you get that heavy feeling of just bliss, like a blissful, very joyous connection with someone. We wrote this in a day, we just had so much fun making it. They’re usually the ones that end up kind of working the best, the ones where everyone’s having fun making it […] they kind of just write themselves. It was definitely a good experience, making this song, very excited to have it out.” Before “Adore You” was officially released, it was assisted by cryptic and planned advertisements, advertising a fake location, “Eroda”. In late November, fans started noticing that adverts for Eroda were being specifically targeted to them. Eroda, is “adore” spelt backwards.
A trailer for “Adore You” was released on Harry Styles’ YouTube channel on the 2nd December 2019, explaining “Eroda” and advertising the music video. The official music video was released on the same day as the track – 6th December. The video was directed by Dave Meyers and is under 8 minutes long, featuring an opening monologue from Spanish singer ROSALIA, discussing the island and a character named “The Boy”, who is played by Styles. It explains that The Boy is an outcast on the island as he is the only one who smiles. Styles’ finds a fish washed up on the shore and cares for it until it is too big to be on land, leading to the residents helping the fish back into the sea. The scenes were filmed in the Scottish fishing village of St Abbs. In less than five days, the music video has over 7.7 million views and over 805 thousand likes.
Release Date: 6th December 2019
Songwriter/s: Harry Styles, Mitch Rowland, Tyler Johnson & Thomas Hull
Producer/s: Johnson & Kid Harpoon
Label/s: Erskine / Columbia
Music Video Release Date: 6th December 2019
Music Video Director: Dave Meyers
Chart Rankings: Since the track has been recently released, it does not have a set place in the charts. However, it is currently #3 on the British iTunes chart, and has over 9.4 million plays (and counting) on Spotify.
The lyrics to “Adore You” can be viewed here: LINK