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Harry Styles released his heavily anticipated third album, Harry’s House, on May 20, which not only topped the charts but also topped the hearts of his fans. 

  I have been a long-time fan of Styles since his boyband years as a member of One Direction and carried that adoration into his solo career with his first album, Harry Styles, debuting in 2017. Since his self-titled debut album, Styles has made some significant changes in his music style. Harry’s House is nothing that anyone expected from Styles, which added to the excitement of listening to the album. 

  This album is by far my favorite album Styles has released. It is everything I need and there is a song for every type of mood. Whether it be listening to “Late Night Talking” and having a mini dance party or crying while listening to “Matilda”, you are sure to find one song for you. It is such a unique album in that regard. I think it not only tells such a beautiful story about Styles and his life, but it is super relatable. 

  When I first listened to “Matilda,” it felt like Styles was writing a song about me and I think many people felt that as well. It is one of my favorite songs from the album, not only because of its amazing lyrics, but also because I can see myself reflected in this music. When Styles wrote, “You don't have to be sorry for leaving and growing up,” I felt like it was putting my emotions about my life into words. Being able to see something or listen to something and find yourself in it is important to me. Styles did a great job providing that safe space and refuge with his music because it can be interpreted in any way a person wants it to be. 

 The album shows the highs and lows of a person and relationships, which creates a special bond between Styles and his audience. This special connection makes the listening experience unique to the individual. 

  Unlike his previous albums, I can’t say I have a least favorite song on this album. All 13 tracks are so different from each other and Styles’ previous songs. 

  Listening to the album the second it was released was such a euphoric feeling and hearing everything for the first time felt like a dream. I was so happy and I can admit I shed a tear or two, in a cool way, of course, listening to the album. It was perfect and I can not find a flaw with any part of it. 

 The listening order, starting with “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” and ending with “Love of My Life,” was a well thought out choice because it represented a person’s life and the different stages they are in. The album started with a happy and dancy song and ended with a more somber tone, showing the roller coaster that people’s lives are. Sometimes it did take me a second to adjust my mood, especially going from “Matilda” to “Cinema,” but I think that this was for a specific meaning. Life is like a roller coaster and the album depicts that perfectly. 

  Overall, I would give the album a 5 out of 5 and if I could give it more stars, I would. Styles puts such emotion and love into this 41 minute and 59 second album, and the range his voice can reach is impeccable. 

  I am in awe of his work and I can not wait to see more of this album and what Styles has planned for the future. I can not wait to get my hands on the cd and vinyl of Harry’s House and I highly recommend it to everyone to check out this album. You can thank me later. Harry’s House has a place in my house and I could not be happier.