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Harry Styles Sleeps With Everyone in Late Night Talking Music Video
Harry Styles is back with the latest music video from his recently released third album, Harry’s House, and as usual, it doesn’t disappoint.
Lyrically, “Late Night Talking” is an ode to someone he just can’t get off of his mind, and how much time they’ve spent staying up at night (you guessed it) talking about whatever is on that person’s mind.
“If you’re feeling down, I just wanna make you happier, baby,” he sings. “Wish I was around, I just wanna make you happier, baby.”
The video draws from the idea of late night talking by having just about all of Styles’ scenes take place in a bed, sometimes with a single person, or a couple, or a giant throng of interconnected people being intimate in some way or another. Being surrounded by tons of people while singing about his feelings for a single person is a common thread throughout Styles’ videos, and one that directing duo Bradley & Pablo drew upon for both this and 2020’s “Watermelon Sugar.”
It also seems to be, in part, a commentary on outside interest in Harry’s love life. The former boy bander has repeatedly explained why he has no interest in defining his sexuality, and in a recent interview with Better Homes & Gardens, elaborated on how uncomfortable people prying into his relationships has made him in the past.
“For a long time, it felt like the only thing that was mine was my sex life,” he said. “I felt so ashamed about it, ashamed at the idea of people even knowing that I was having sex, let alone who with… But I think I got to a place where I was like, why do I feel ashamed? I’m a 26-year-old man who’s single; it’s like, yes, I have sex.”
Still, the video appears to hold a light up to how strange it can be that society is so invested in these personal details about celebrities: Styles and his bed jump from scene to scene, including one in which they are on display at an art exhibit, dutifully examined by everyone nearby. Other increasingly public spectacles are interspersed with much more intimate moments, and the juxtaposition seems to speak to something beyond the quiet personal revelation of the song itself.
But more than anything else, it’s also just the fun, lighthearted sort of video we’ve come to expect from Styles. Yes, you can absolutely dig into it as his fans love being able to do, but the visuals and Harry’s trademark easygoing charm make it a joy to watch just as it is.