- Harry Styles released the music video for his track “Watermelon Sugar,” which appears on his 2019 album titled “Fine Line.”
- The video has references to Styles’ previous music videos, plus nods to accessories he’s worn in the past.
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The 26-year-old singer dropped the video on Monday and it featured him surrounded by people on a beach, who are dancing, eating plenty of watermelons, and touching each others’ bodies.
In a 2019 interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Styles described “Fine Line” as a very “open” record and said that he doesn’t like to explain the meanings of his songs. He also played coy when Lowe asked if “Watermelon Sugar” is about “the joys of mutually appreciated oral pleasure.”
Here are all the details, references, and Easter eggs you might have missed in his new music video.
At the start, Styles is sitting at a table, which has a tablecloth reminiscent of the sail used in the video for “Adore You.”
The “Adore You” video was released in December 2019 and showed the singer leaving the fictional island of Eroda via a boat.
He’s seen wearing initial rings from Gucci that say “H” and “S,” which he often sports during performances and other appearances.
Styles has worn the rings in a photoshoot for a 2019 interview for The Guardian, while out and about in London, in a promotional video for “Fine Line,” and during an appearance on NBC’s “Today Show” in February 2020.
In the “Watermelon Sugar” music video, he appears to be wearing the same four rings, in the same order, as he did on the “Today Show.”
The round blue glasses were previously worn by Styles in a photoshoot for his 2019 cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In the magazine, Styles used the glasses to accessorize while wearing a denim outfit and standing in a field of flowers.
Fans think the location is a callback to the place in Malibu where One Direction filmed their music video for “What Makes You Beautiful.”
Fans online noticed that the piece of land behind Styles in the “Watermelon Sugar” video resembles the area where the video for “WMYB” was filmed.
Coincidentally, the tablecloth in the “Watermelon Sugar” video also has a similar hue as the vehicle Styles and his 1D bandmates drive in the “WMYB” video.
The people in the music video dance around and touch each others’ bodies, similar to Styles’ “Lights Out” video.
They also feed each other slices of watermelon in the new music video.
Styles wears clothing from Gucci’s fall 2020 collection.
The cropped sweater and scarf that he wears near the end of the video are from Gucci, Vogue pointed out.
The video concludes with the singer and the other people posing for a photo, similar to how his “Kiwi” music video ended.
In his “Kiwi” video, Styles posed for a class photo with a group of children after a cake fight.