The iconic singer-songwriter responded to Styles’ announcement, simply writing, “Love the title.” Her reaction makes sense for two reasons: The eight-time Grammy winner also has a song called “Harry’s House” off the 1975 album The Hissing of Summer Lawns. Harry’s House also evokes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s 1970 hit, “Our House,” was written by Graham Nash about the house he shared with Mitchell in Los Angeles’ famed Laurel Canyon from 1968 to 1970.
love the title https://t.co/Pi8h5Jshgl
— Joni Mitchell (@jonimitchell) March 23, 2022
Styles himself is a longtime fan of Mitchell’s. In February 2020, he covered her classic, “Big Yellow Taxi,” on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. He also said in a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone that his Fine Line track, “Canyon Moon,” came from falling into a “pretty big Joni hole.”
Styles’ follow-up album, Harry’s House, will arrive on May 20. According to the press release, Harry’s House will have 13 tracks — more than any of his previous albums. Though no further details on the album’s tracklist are available yet, the “Watermelon Sugar” singer did unveil the cover art, plus a 40-second trailer for the new album, wherein he walks pensively onto a theater stage and smiles into the camera as the outline of a yellow house rises above him.
The 28-year-old pop star’s announcement confirms the theories of some of his eagle-eyed fans, who noticed the singer had followed social media accounts titled You Are Home. They also discovered the website YouAreHome.co, which shows nothing but a beige door that updates every day to open up and reveal a different image. As of the album announcement, the door has changed to the Harry’s House cover art.
Watch the trailer below.