At last, Harry Styles’ much-awaited sophomore album Fine Line arrived on Friday (Dec. 13), and what better way to celebrate than to play the album in full for 17,500 of his biggest fans?
Styles took the stage at the Los Angeles Forum, where he played Fine Line in the track list’s order for the sold-out crowd. Decked in his David Bowie-esque pink-and-white ensemble from the album’s cover art, the crooner was met by venue-shaking screams. Despite the album being available for less than 24 hours, the crowd (unsurprisingly) sang all the lyrics as though they’ve known them for years.
The live show was equally as emotional as the album itself (which Styles recently told Rolling Stone is “all about having sex and feeling sad”), from the melancholy sea of phone lights accompanying the crestfallen "Falling" to the collective "awww" in response to the devastating lyric in "Cherry," in which Styles asks, "Does he take you walking 'round his parents' gallery?"