On May 20, Harry Styles released his third studio album, Harry’s house. Although “Matilda” is not an official single, it quickly became a popular song on fans’ tracklists. In an interview on NPR morning editionStyles shared the meaning behind “Matilda.”
What Harry Styles song “Matilda” is about
on Harry’s house“Matilda” is a ballad acclaimed by critics and fans alike. In an interview with NPR morning editionStyles confirmed that the inspiration for the song came from Roald Dahl’s novel Mathilde.
Speaking to NPR, Styles shared:
“It’s definitely dressed up as a Roald Dahl Matilda, yes. It was kind of okay, we’re going to cover it up by talking to Matilda, now that she’s grown up, who was abused by her family, how would you talk to her?
I think people feel so much guilt about things they don’t necessarily need to feel guilty about. It is your right to protect the space around you and protect yourself and take care of yourself. I think it was a moment where it’s not really my job to hear other people’s experiences about me, I just wanted to reassure them that I was listening.”
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the novel Mathilde was published in 1988 and a film adaptation of the novel was released in 1996.
“As It Was” was the first single released from Harry’s House
Until the release of Harry’s house, Styles released a single entitled “As It Was”. The song was released on April 1 and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release.
In an interview with NPR’s morning editionStyles also shared the message behind “As It Was.”
“It’s about metamorphosis, losing yourself, finding yourself. Embrace the fact that life hits you at different times, not when you expect it. That’s wonderful, but with these wonderful things comes a complex emotional journey[s]’ Styles said.
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What is the home of Harry Styles?
as an album, Harry’s house tells the story of Styles trying to figure out where he belongs and what he considers home.
When asked where he thinks his home is now on NPR morning editionStyles replied:
“I think for me home is all about friends. While this is such a personal album and talks so much about my own journey of finding a home, I also feel that it is very dedicated to my friends.
I’ve always felt like I’d land in a certain place or house and be like, ‘Oh, this is the home I’ve been looking for.’ And I think like happiness, it’s not necessarily a final resting place, it’s a journey, and it’s the ups and downs of happiness, sadness — all of the things that make you feel alive.”
Harry’s house is available now.
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