With just one week to go until the US election, a global pandemic and economic crisis still severely impacting the world, and Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed as the new Supreme Court Judge, Harry Styles knew exactly what we needed. And, boy, did he deliver.
“I’d like to think it will maybe cheer a couple of people up,” Styles said in an interview about the newly released music video for his song, ‘Golden’. Of course, it’s safe to say the 26-year-old outdid himself: cheering a couple of people up is a bit of an understatement when you’re one of the biggest, most charming, impeccably stylish musicians on the planet at the moment, and the release of the music video yesterday resulted in over 14 million streams on YouTube in less than 24 hours.
For the visuals for ‘Golden’, arguably the best song on Styles’ 2019 album Fine Line, the British muso took off to Italy’s Amalfi Coast, where he frolicked around the seaside, swam, drove around in a convertible, and changed into a myriad of perfect outfits that will live rent-free in my mind forevermore:
As is becoming the trend whenever Styles drops a music video, #Golden was quickly the number one trending topic on Twitter, with fans live-tweeting their emotional breakdowns and responses to the spectacle that some have dubbed the ‘Harry Styles Cinematic Universe.’
Below, the best responses to the Golden music video.
— 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚊 ᴴ ♡ (@KanovaTheresa) October 26, 2020
— asma golden era (@ethansgolden) October 26, 2020
— lana²⁸ 🌙 (@lanalouisana) October 26, 2020
— phia☀️ (@tbslonelyheartt) October 26, 2020
— Jay 💫 (@stylesfromeroda) October 26, 2020
GOLDEN MUSIC VIDEO OUT HERE SAVING 2020 pic.twitter.com/zKYpF5MSjh
— rachel🦋 (@canyonmoonblu) October 26, 2020
— Summie (@probablysummers) October 26, 2020