hey hey hey my fellow drumming lovers! How have you been?
I have been working hard this week on many different projects, but I am always looking forward to the Saturday videos because I really enjoy playing some of my favourite songs for you!
Today I have the pleasure to be sharing with you my latest video of the incredible drum cover of Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles. If you are a mainstream music fan, you will not want to miss this!
You can watch the full video here below embedded directly from my You Tube channel. Hope you enjoy it!
I absolutely love this song from ex-OneDirection singer Harry Styles
If you want to know more, read below directly from WikiPedia:
“Watermelon Sugar” is a song by English singer Harry Styles from his second studio album Fine Line (2019), included as the album’s second track. Styles wrote the song with Mitch Rowland and its producers Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon.
They were inspired by the American novel In Watermelon Sugar (1968) by Richard Brautigan. “Watermelon Sugar” is a horn and guitar-driven rock, funk-pop, and indie pop song.
Using the metaphor of watermelon sugar to describe a sexual encounter, the song is about the initial excitement of when one first starts seeing someone. It took Styles about a year to finish.
Originally released as the first promotional single from Fine Line on 16 November 2019, “Watermelon Sugar” was later released as the album’s fourth single on 15 May 2020.
It was positively received by critics, with many praising Styles’ vocal performance and the concept of the song. The single also performed well commercially, reaching the top-ten in Australia, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, and Scotland, as well as the top-twenty in Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the United States, and in Styles’ native country, the United Kingdom.
The music video for “Watermelon Sugar” was released on 18 May 2020 to positive reviews. Directed by Bradley & Pablo and filmed in Malibu, California, it features Styles alongside a plethora of bikini-clad women dancing on the beach and eating watermelon.
Styles has promoted the single with many live televised performances including on Saturday Night Live, Later… with Jools Holland and Today.
“Watermelon Sugar” was written by Styles, Mitch Rowland and its producers Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon.
It was originally written in September 2017 while Styles was on a day off from Harry Styles: Live on Tour. They went into The Cave Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and started the session by just playing around. They eventually started throwing around some ideas and came up with the repetitive chorus melody. They had the book, In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan and thought it would sound cool as the hook.
The song is rumored to be about Styles’ ex-girlfriend Camille Rowe, who happens to be a fan of In Watermelon Sugar. At first, Styles liked the song but then hated it for a while. It took about a year for Styles to finish the song, where he actually liked it again. The song is the longest it’s taken for Styles to finish a song and the hardest to finish.
The song was first teased by Styles in a 22 October 2019 tweet writing “Kiwi walked so Watermelon Sugar could run.” Shortly after, it was revealed by iTunes to be the second track on Fine Line.
“Watermelon Sugar” premiered at 23:30 ET on 16 November 2019 (4:30 UTC on 17 November) as the first promotional single from Fine Line, without any prior notice.
It was accompanied by an audio video, showing the cover art for Fine Line, accept, with a watermelon in the hand. The song later impacted contemporary hit radio in Australia on 15 May 2020, as the album’s fourth official single and was also sent to radio in Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Styles promoted it with a meme generator on his website that has various lyrics from the song over a watermelon inspired background.
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