I'd be really interested in your view on harry releasing his solo and album before Dunkirk is released. Would this effect how he's seen as an actor? Would it interfere with any of the promo for the movie or his music? When do you think would be the best strategic time to release his music? I'm super excited for Harry's music, and am interested in your thoughts on the new timeline suggested
yeahhhhhhhhhh I don’t know. I don’t really like it and I”m trying to work through why I feel that way and i’m having a tough time putting it into words that make sense outside of my own head lol
I think part of it is because I’ve heard from different people how he wants to keep music and acting separate which i think is very smart. And this definitely won’t help him do that. It MIGHT affect how he’s seen as an actor, depending on what kind of music it’ll be. Especially since Dunkirk is such a serious film and such a big departure from anything he’s done in the past, both musically and promo-wise with One Direction. It’s just completely different tonally and would have been a great reintroduction after he’s been in hiding for so long.
Promo also will be…complicated. They’ll probably do print media/interviews in late may with on-camera interviews/press junkets in June. So that’s…a lot. Granted, it’s an ensemble film so he won’t be needed for all of the promo. It can be spread around a little bit, but at the same time…the fact that he’s a big star and it’s his first movie means the press is going to want to talk to him a lot. It’ll definitely be a balancing act.
Then there’s the question of with that balancing act, would it lead to overexposure? Or is his team baking on the fact that his disappearing act over the past year and a half been enough for people to WANT all that Harry in your face all at once? I mean, listen, I nearly died yesterday when we got to see pictures of him after not seeing him for so very long…but even I”m a little hesitant about this.
Personally i’ve been expecting it to be a fall release this whole time. He’s a big enough name and it’s so anticipated that he’ll do enough sales to compete in Q4. It also seemingly wouldn’t compete with what the other boys release. Plus, it’ll be enough time post dunkirk to recover and have people excited to see him again. Always leave ‘em wanting more, and all that, you know?
Hopefully my dash of negativity doesn’t mean my Harry card is revoked ;) You know whenever it’s released i’m gonna buy the hell out of that album and listen to it on repeat and tell everyone around me to buy it until they’re sick of me talking about it and I’ll be banned from even saying the word “styles” even if i’m talking about clothes. Buuuuuuut i’m still hesitant for the time being.