As It Was
Apr 25, 2022
Why do we like this?
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A hyper pop track from an ever-evolving artist in the mainstream pop space.
Harry Styles has proven to be a versatile artist when it comes to their space in the Pop Pantheon. Not only do they cater to the everyday ear, but they also tinge their tracks (especially those from their renaissance albums) with a deeper and more complex ideology than just what you hear.
“As It Was” is not only a pure pop energy ballad, but it also comments on the strain of time on everything – Relationships, Fame, Creativity, and Personal identity. It’s all hidden behind a pulsing candy pop soundscape full of circus sound dynamics, an honest and vocally enthralling performance by Harry Styles, and a lyrical construction that is not only intelligent but also extremely addictive (I’d loop this track just to hear how Harry Styles feeds from one verse to another.)
It’s beyond everything I’ve said – an immensely complex and satisfying Pop Single.
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