Harry Styles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

This performance was recorded on February 25, 2020. We will continue releasing Tiny Desk videos of shows that had already been taped. In light of current events, NPR is postponing new live tapings of Tiny Desk Concerts. In the meantime, check out Tiny Desk (home) concerts! They’re recorded by the artists in their home. It’s the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Watch Harry Styles play "Cherry", "Watermelon Sugar", "To Be So Lonely" and "Adore You" at the Tiny Desk.
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March 16, 2020 | Lyndsey McKenna and Marissa Lorusso -- Like many who have graced the Tiny Desk before him, the awkwardness of performing in a working office wasn't lost on Harry Styles. "It just feels like you're in the way," he joked. But when you watch his set from behind Bob Boilen's desk, you'd never suspect any discomfort.
Backed by his touring band, Styles performed several songs from his latest solo album, Fine Line. Between tracks, he talked about the process of writing these songs: From the day off in Nashville that led to "Watermelon Sugar," to the feeling of lovesickness he tried to capture in "Adore You." The camaraderie between the band was clear; and Styles was in on the joy, twirling in his seat between verses.
Styles might not necessarily be the first name that comes to mind when you think of public radio's only working, desk-music-discovery platform. After all, he's got a wildly devoted fanbase that's followed his every move since his One Direction days. In fact, before soundcheck had even started, a crowd of fans had begun to gather outside NPR HQ. They rightly suspected he would be playing a Tiny Desk concert after word got out that the former One Directioner was spotted in D.C. with no tour date on his public schedule.
But beyond the headlines, Styles has proven to be an artist who takes his songcraft and aesthetic seriously, interested in subverting expectations of what a pop star can and should sound like in 2020. That sense of unpretentious creativity is exactly what he brought to his Tiny Desk performance - and it definitely earned him some new adoring public radio fans in the process.
"I have to come into NPR more often," Styles said after he and his band played their first song. "It's nice here."
We - and our massive crowd of colleagues - couldn't agree more.
"Watermelon Sugar"
"To Be So Lonely"
"Adore You"
Harry Styles: vocals, guitar; Sarah Jones: drums, vocals; Mitch Rowland: guitar; Adam Prendergast: bass, vocals; Ny Oh: guitar, vocals; Charlotte Clark: piano, Wurlitzer, guitar, vocals
Producers: Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Kara Frame, CJ Riculan, Melany Rochester, Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Shanti Hands; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Max Posner/NPR

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    • How to support if you aren't in the US?

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  • They are amazing 😭I can't wait to see him

    Marina SouaguiMarina Souagui33 минутын өмнө
  • I think i fell in love with Harry’s pianist in lovely orangey hair.

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  • Massive thumbs up to the band and Harry 👍

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  • You and your band are excellent

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  • what´s the name of the blonde girl? , i like her style , she is so cool and cute

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    • Naomi, lookitsnyoh on ig

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  • COMO EU AMO ESSE HOMEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • okay i am a huge larry fan but i would not be sad at all if harry and the orange haired girl got married and had a cute lil family while touring

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  • This is so beautiful omg

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  • 💖💖💖🌻🌻🌻

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  • So many warm and cozy feelings ♡

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  • his live performances will forever be a reminder of how immaculate his voice is

    Magda AriasMagda Arias4 цагийн өмнө

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  • Can anyone identify the chords Harry uses in Watermelon sugar? Trying to learn myself.

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  • They are all so wholesome 🥺😖🤧

    Chyra StrongChyra Strong7 цагийн өмнө
  • Who are the lucky people who get to watch the concerts at the studio?

    Mariane AquinoMariane Aquino8 цагийн өмнө
  • His voice is just magic !

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  • “I’d....” lingering!!!

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  • They're all incredibly talented, that's already a given. I just can't help but notice that the girl with the peach-colored hair is so pretty!

    Jerson TaguibaoJerson Taguibao9 цагийн өмнө
  • His songs are the types of songs that play whilst your in the elevator to heaven

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  • I like the way the drummer's head was bobbing during watermelon sugar.

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    • watching in the middle of quarantine. its my cure.

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  • I have to watch this at least 3 times a day

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="910">15:10</a> Adore You

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  • So niiiice! Wonderful:)

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  • Okay, I love Harry. I loved One Direction. I love this set, and its very good, I just have to know I'm not alone in this observation: Any other ex-choir kids pained by the unmatched vowel sounds during the chorus of Adore You? One of the band members was singing a folk/country-twanged "I" sound (as someone from the south, big mood.) and another was singing a contemporary pop/almost musical theatre-esque "Ah" sound, and while they both sounded really good, it caused the notes to misalign, and the harmony was slightly off. I KNOW if I hadn't spent every weekday between age 9 and age 17 in a choir room, I wouldn't have noticed.

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    • Elias Briggs seems to be they’re replicating Harry’s harmonies from the studio recording.

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  • It would have been great if he introduced the band as Sarah's band

    Jessica PradoJessica Prado12 цагийн өмнө
  • the girl with the long earrings takes the songs to another level, love her voice ♡

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  • Is it bad that I’ve watched this video every night since it came out

    israa Guttaisraa Gutta14 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="302">5:02</a> when he gets outta his mono-serious tone. So adorbs

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  • Women in white hair has incredible talent

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="191">3:11</a> when that piece of hair falls

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  • Very well done but six band members dies not a tiny desk make. I personally will miss the intimacy Make a new show called Big Desk?

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    • nr4dd as Harry said “it is what it is”

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  • Thank you for never showing the dude playing slide guitar

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  • it is what it is

    Laney HarmsenLaney Harmsen19 цагийн өмнө
  • The girl with the peach colored hair literally looks like a sunrise😍💗🧡

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  • I dont know why I thought <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="205">3:25</a> was so funny the way he handed off his guitar to pick up another guitar😂

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  • watching in the middle of quarantine. its my cure.

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  • These acoustic versions are INCREDIBLE! 🔥

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  • Ok, music quality aside (10/10), he's such a magnetic guy! Love him

    Fernando FrancoFernando Franco20 цагийн өмнө
  • If Harry Styles looked at me the way he looked at Charlotte at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="429">7:09</a> he could literally do anything he wanted!😍

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  • I thought she was Brit Marling

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  • peep the lover album

  • Never been a 1D fan but maybe ppl will finally realize this dude is good at what he does. Respect

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  • Lover right there, at the back

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  • Good work

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  • yes!

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  • Oh my god when his hair fall on his forehead during adore you

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  • I would pay good money to watch this for the 1st time again...🙌

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="431">7:11</a> when he looks to the side and smiles

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  • Drink everytime my baby says “Uhh”

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  • you can definitely hear the Fleetwood Mac influence in adore you

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  • Isso é simplesmente TUDO PRA MIM, TUDO.

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="0">0:00</a> “Cherry” <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="304">5:04</a> “Watermelon sugar” <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="637">10:37</a> “To be so lonely” <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="915">15:15</a> “Adore you”

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    • I just REALLY REALLY wanna shave his face!! I want the baby Harry face back😭

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  • i cried for 19 minutes straight watching this

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  • arg loves you harry!❤

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  • I always love acoustic versions of songs better.

  • Just watched this concert after watching the coldplay one; and I must say that COLDPLAY is a Better performer than HARRY STYLES. no hate to anyone.

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    • @tiptop 123 Both of them are the best ; but when it comes at performing a song; I'd say, COLDPLAY does it like a boss, maybe that's because they've got experience.

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    • No, it's cool.🙂 I love Coldplay though. But I love Harry more.😁 I wished I could've seen both of them perform.

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  • This is so beautiful, omg

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  • Imagine Bruno Mars on Tiny Desk and singing “24k Magic” with his band🤩

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  • Still waiting for the Gambino desk..

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  • The vocals from the blonde on guitar are out of this world!!

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  • Yay!!!!!

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  • Can anyone tell me the chords are the tab for the intro of To Be So Lonely please???

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    • same heere

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  • That blonde girl at the back is so cute and her voice is amazing!

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  • how do i tattoo this performance on my brain forever

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  • Invite Joji pleaaaase

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  • so cute 🙈🥰😍😍😍

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  • I just REALLY REALLY wanna shave his face!! I want the baby Harry face back😭

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    • Me too!😫 He looked *really nice* clean shaven and I mean *REALLY nice* 🤪, but he can do anything he wants to his looks, it's his choice.🙂

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  • This.... this is what we all needed.

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  • I really enjoy Tiny Desk Concerts! Harry is so amazingly charismatic, he definitely caught my attention. "Adore You" gets stuck in my head all the time, it's for sure a turn up in my car. I can most definitely relate to his emotions. I'm loving the vibes from the whole band as well. You all work hard and it shows! Please keep sharing 🍓

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  • @patricialalorsings

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  • Billie Marten next please, she's so underrated 😭

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  • Man, that band is incredible. And the backing vocals really shine in every song, specially (for me) in Adore You. Harry has such a great taste!

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  • The performance of watermelon sugar is heavenly 😍

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  • Saw this was almost 20 minutes long and figured I’d prob only watch like half of it at most. Nope.

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  • Eminem tiny desk concerte next please🙏🙏

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  • I wish they sang The Chain with a new band composition. Would like to hear harmonies from Ny Oh and Charlotte on The Chain. And, Charlotte, please keep that hair look.

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  • nobody woo-ing at him for that first line in adore you saddens me

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  • How does he look so beautiful without trying?!

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