Harry Styles kicked off the new year by unveiling the music video for “Treat People With Kindness” on Friday (Jan. 1), co-starring none other than actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
In the visual, directed by Ben and Gabe Turner, the singer is transformed into a black-and-white, bandstand-style crooner, performing the Fine Line mission statement for a glittering ballroom full of revelers.
“I got a good feeling/ I’m just takin’ it all in/ Floating up and dreamin’/ Droppin’ into the deep end/ And if we’re here long enough/ They’ll sing a song for us/ And we’ll belong/ Maybe we can/ Find a place to feel good/ And we can treat people with kindness/ Find a place to feel good,” Styles sings in a sequined sport coat and bowtie, flanked by a quartet of back-up dancers as a tuxedoed Waller-Bridge makes her grand entrance into the room with martini in hand.
As the video reaches its giddy climax, Styles invites the Fleabag star on stage, where the pair break out into a jaunty dance number, removing their jackets to reveal matching argyle vests and high-waisted trousers.
“Treat People With Kindness” follows a parade of hit singles from the former One Direction-er’s sophomore solo effort, including “Lights Up,” “Adore You,” “Falling,” “Golden” and “Watermelon Sugar,” the latter of which earned the star the first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 of his post-boy band career this summer.
Fine Line also earned Styles his first-ever trio of nominations at the upcoming 63rd annual Grammy Awards, including best pop vocal album, best pop solo performance (“Watermelon Sugar”) and best music video (“Adore You”).
Watch Styles and Waller-Bridge break out into dance in the “Treat People With Kindness” video below.