Harry Styles’ Vocals on Graham Norton
You guys. YOU GUYS. HOW FUN WAS THAT PERFORMANCE TO WATCH. Everyone’s been saying how much more relaxed he was, how happy he was and yes there’s definitely that, but you know what I love more than anything in the world? A performer who loves to perform. Someone who just dives right inside the music and lives there. Someone who gets out of their head and just enjoys the fuck out of what’s being played around them and coming out of their mouths and THAT, my friends, is what Harry did in this performance.
I would much rather have something like this than something technically perfect with 0 emotion behind it.
Were there some problems with his technique? Sure. absolutely. Obviously the biggest concern is the ending…I do hear harmonic distortion again on the high notes (SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET THEE TO AN ENT BEFORE YOU START TOURING!!!). He needs some work on his breathing. it would make his falsetto SO MUCH easier to sing and stay on pitch (it’s a little sloppy and there are a few moments where he gets dangerously close to losing it. Good breath support would clean this up SO easily). although I’m still very in love with his vibrato on his falsetto. It’s straight from the diaphragm. It would also help support his belt in both the bridge and the end.
Here’s the thing. I’d much rather watch a performance like this than one that’s technically perfect. This is also perfectly fine for a one off performance. Am I still a little concerned? Sure. If he keeps this up on tour he will undoubtedly have problems. But it’s getting better and hopefully he’ll continue to take this seriously and improve.
But please, again, I beg you. Just get scoped by an ENT and get that looked at to be safe, son!