Just days after his emotional performance at the BRIT Awards, Harry Styles releases a music video for his most personal song to date. In ‘Falling’ the singer addresses the end of a relationship and the feeling of regret as he wonders, "What am I now?"
By David Paul
In the video, which was directed by Dave Meyers, who previously collaborated with Styles for the ‘Adore You’ music video, we see the the ‘Lights Out’ singer wearing a lilac billowy chiffon gown with his signature pearl necklace while he casually plays a grand piano. Over the course of the song, the baroque room starts to fill with the water pouring from the instrument, eventually submerging the singer. Just right before the waves lap over his head he sings "And I get the feeling that you'll never need me again," forcing Harry to perform the rest of the song completely underwater leaving the former One Direction member literally drowning in his sorrow.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Styles opens up about the meaning behind the ballad,
"One thing I hadn't experienced before was how I felt during the making of this record. The times when I felt good and happy were the happiest I've ever felt in my life, and the times when I felt sad were the lowest I've ever felt in my life," he said. ‘Falling' was about falling back into one of those low moments."
‘Falling’ serves as the fourth single from Styles new sophmore album ‘Fine Line’ which debuted at #1 at the Billboard 200 chart in December 2019. The music video itself has now over 13 million tracking period views, earning the #40 spot on this week’s Global YouTube Music Videos Chart.
The new single comes in support to promote Harry Style’s upcoming world tour, which will kick off next month. The ‘Love on Tour’ will include special guests including Jenny Lewis, King Princess, and Koffee.