After releasing his recent single “Lights Up” last month, Harry Styles has announced that his sophomore album, “Fine Line,” will be released on Dec. 13.
Styles tweeted back in May of this year using the hashtag #HS2Year, which prompted many rumors and questions regarding a possible second album within 2019, following months of anticipation.
Ever since the singer dropped his new “Lights Up” single and music video, fans of Styles have flooded social media with speculation and comments about everything from the album tracklist to possible tour dates, which have since been released.
Styles will appear at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Aug. 3, 2020.
Last week, Styles delighted fans as he announced his upcoming North American and European tours for 2020, with tickets going on sale this month for the general public.
After Styles tweeted on Oct. 22, “Kiwi walked so Watermelon Sugar could run,” he released “Watermelon Sugar” on Nov. 23 as he appeared on Saturday Night Live. As the host and guest artist, he later performed both “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar” live for the first time on the show.
Styles’ self-titled album, which debuted in May 2017, was his first solo album after One Direction’s hiatus and was met with widespread support and praise from fans. The soft rock and Britpop sound of his first album differed widely from the previous music that One Direction had released; however, critics overall gave the album positive reviews.
Following its release, Variety’s Eve Barlow raved about the initial album, calling it “a classic cocktail of psychedelia, Britpop, and balladry.”
“It’s a record that could force the position of mainstream radio by ushering in a reprise of proper music — ensembles, verse-chorus-verse, rich instrumentation, or, basically, Adele’s bag of tricks,” Barlow said.
Harry Styles has made sure to celebrate the upcoming holiday season by giving his fans not only a new album, but also a world tour and a “one-night-only” album release concert. Despite the amount of news and announcements surrounding the new album, there is plenty of secrecy, and Styles isn’t giving anything away just yet. At least fans won’t have to wait much longer to hear “Fine Line.”