It’s our time to shine, Harry Styles fans! At midnight Eastern time on Oct. 11, the British singer dropped his latest single “Lights Up,” presumably to lead his as-yet-unreleased second album. The trippy song and video are a huge departure from Styles’s Harry Styles, but in the most amazing way. In the video, Styles can be seen topless almost the whole time — with all those tattoos on display — rubbing up against a bevy of attractive men and women. Trust me when I say it’ll get you a little sweaty while watching.
After teasing the phrase “Do you know who you are?” this week, fans assumed that was the name of the newest single, but it turns out it’s just a piece of the song (and also the B side of the “Lights Up” vinyl). Styles sings “Lights up and they know who you are / know who you are / do you know who you are?” Twitter collectively has been having a solid meltdown since Styles’s September cover of Rolling Stone, and it all peaked with the video release. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for HS2, but in the meantime, here’s what my comrades are saying about “Lights Up.”