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Harry Styles

Album Harry’s House

“Daylight” is the fifth track from British singer-songwriter Harry Styles and his 2022 album “Harry’s House”, which released in May 2022 via Erskine and Columbia Records.

The synth pop song sees Styles curse a lover over his devotion to her, making him stay up all night while trying to call her. Styles spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on how the song was created:

“We were like, ‘We have to find a way to stay awake and finish this, because if we all go to bed, then this won’t turn out the way it would if we finished tonight.’

So we powered through, finished it and went down to the beach as the sun was coming up and it was like, ‘Okay. Yeah.’ It felt correct that we’d finished it in that place. Life, and songs in particular, are so much about moments.

In surfing, for example, sometimes you don’t get the wave and sometimes the wave comes and you haven’t practised. But every now and again, the wave comes and you’re ready, you’ve practised enough that you can ride it. Sometimes when the songs write themselves like that, it feels like, ‘Okay, there’s a reason why sometimes I sit out there, falling off the board a bunch. It’s for this moment.”

Styles also confirmed to Howard Stern that the song had no connection to his previous girlfriend Taylor Swift’s track of the same name, saying:

“You are reading too much into it. You know I’d love to tell you that you’re spot-on, but you’re not. We will always wonder.” 

The official music video for the song came out on the 19th July 2023, and was directed by Tanu Muino. In 24 hours, the video had a total of 3.2 million views.

Read the lyrics to “Daylight” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (20th July 2023).

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Release Date

20th May 2022


Harry Styles, Thomas Edward Percy Hull & Tyler Johnson


Kid Harpoon & Tyler Johnson


Columbia & Erskine

Chart Rankings

"Daylight" debuted at #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, the week ending 4th June 2022. *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing (20th July 2023).

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