Harry Styles’ ‘Harry House’ has made it to the Mercury Music Prize and topped album charts worldwide. The producer of the album Tom Hull, best known for his stage name Kid Harpoon, since releasing a modest solo album in 2009, has become a producer and co-songwriter in modern pop music. Hull has produced and co-written songs with artists such as Florence + the Machine, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, and many more.
However, Hull is best known for his collaborations with Harry Styles, former One Direction member and pop sensation. Most recently, “Harry’s House”, nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and topped album charts worldwide, was a critical and commercial success. There has been a great deal of praise for Styles’ genre eclecticism, drawing influences from funk, rock, R&B, and synth-pop.
Guitar plays a significant role in Harry’s solo music, unlike a lot of the pop heard in the past decade. It would be interesting to see what he does with the guitar because that is his valuable asset and it adds more value because of the solutions it offers. Hull said:
This is a moment where you’re creatively in a real zone. Everything just feels connected and you might not be forever, you know?… You can’t really get much bigger. You can, but it’s very minimal. But what you can do is just get better. He’s carved out a space for himself and let’s just explore that more. And what I would love is just to keep building.” “When I look back at, you know, whether it’s Talking Heads or, Radiohead and even Tom Petty, those artists went on a run where they just knew they were in a creative stride and they just went for it. And that’s what I hope for going forward with Harry is that whatever it is next, let’s not try and second-guess it, or do anything based on what we’ve done before. Let’s just try and do something new and land somewhere exciting.
You can play to any beat on a guitar and feel connected automatically. It’s a by-product of some good moments in life which can lead to some harmony. Guitar is the saviour in many ways than expected for all of us, whether it be playing for friends or for your love or otherwise.
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