Harry Styles just kicked off his first-ever solo tour Tuesday night (Sept. 19), and the fangirling has commenced big time. Not only did the 23-year-old sing his own tracks from his self-titled debut, but he covered Ariana Grande — oh, and two One Direction songs.
Starting off the covers in his 14-song set list with the 1D track “Stockholm Syndrome” from the once-fivesome’s LP Four, Styles crooned his way through Harry Styles songs such as “Sweet Creature” and “Woman” before getting to the end of his pre-encore show. Clad in a floral suit, Styles brought the excitement to another level by singing a rendition of Grande’s “Just a Little Bit Of Your Heart” (which he co-penned for her sophomore album My Everything) immediately followed by One Direction’s breakout hit “What Makes You Beautiful.”
In line with the old-school rocker vibe he introduced with his solo material, Styles made all of the pop covers his own, turning them into what sounds like a Mick Jagger or Beatles take on mainstream tunes. While he played guitar for both “Stockholm Syndrome” and “Just a Little Bit Of Your Heart,” he went instrument-free on “What Makes You Beautiful,” allowing him to channel that mop-topped 1D boy that everyone initially fell in love with — and appeared to enjoy every second of the nostalgia.
On top of the pop jams, Styles also covered Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” during his encore, as he recently did in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Watch fan-filmed videos of Styles’ opening night covers below.
Harry Styles performing Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart pic.twitter.com/pgedLIAj82
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