Former One Direction and pop megastar Harry Styles is known for putting on quite a spectacle during his concerts and events but one of the most surprising moments came during a time when the “As It Was” singer wasn’t on stage whatsoever! Recently, during a recent concert event, Styles was caught wearing a towel while fellow performer, Madi Diaz, and Styles was watching. A picture of this, courtesy of the Harry Styles Instagram fan page, harry_update can be viewed below.
Harry Styles has been known for being influenced by several musicians over the years and throughout his career. During a recent interview with legacy entertainment outlet, Rolling Stone, Styles would discuss such inspirations as the iconic Joni Mitchell during that aforementioned discussion. It should be noted that when Styles’ revealed the title of his now hugely successful latest studio album: “Harry’s House” Mitchell was one of the first to give the former One Direction star approval. In regards to the Rolling Stone piece, Styles would state:
“I was in a big Joni hole. I kept hearing the dulcimer all over Blue. So I tracked down the lady who built Joni’s dulcimers in the ’60s. She still lives around here.” After he had located her, she invited him over. “I went to her house, and she gave me a little lesson; we sat around and played dulcimers.” She built the dulcimer Styles plays on Fine Line. “Blue and Astral Weeks, that’s just the ultimate in terms of songwriting. Melody-wise, they’re in their lane. Joni and Van, their freedom with melodies — it’s never quite what you thought was coming, yet it’s always so great.”
In addition, the pop sensation would state the same about Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, collectively known as Simon & Garfunkel. He would also opine to Rolling Stone the following: “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,’ that’s the greatest verse melody ever written, in my opinion. So minimal, but so good — that drum roll. ‘The Boxer’ is a perfect lyric, especially that first verse.”
Styles continued: “I grew up in a pub for a few years when I was a kid, and Simon and Garfunkel were just constantly playing, always. Every time ‘Cecilia’ started, I’d be like, ‘I think I’ve heard this a hundred times today.”