Harry Styles Shines at Radio City Music Hall — Carlie Madlinger


On Thursday, September 28, Radio City Music Hall’s bright lights dimmed to darkness at 9:15 p.m. The Millennial pink, floral backdrop that draped the center of this iconic stage quickly displayed an equally iconic silhouette. The unidentified silhouette sang, with guitar in hand. Each lyric that was repetitively amplified caused the sold out venue to to grow even more suspenseful.

In an instant, the backdrop swiftly fell, unleashing thousands of fans shrieks and revealing none other than Harry Styles.

The British singer continued to sing his melancholic folk song, Ever Since New York (a fitting start for the rest of his New York show.)

Styles and his talented band performed a total of 16 songs (17 if you count an impromptu “Happy Birthday” to a lucky fan in the audience.)

From ballads, covers, throwbacks (like What Makes You Beautiful) and hardcore rock-n-roll influenced tunes, it’s extremely hard to pick a favorite, so heres a recap on just a few.

A clip of Styles performing his first single, Sign of the Times, off of his debut solo album, at Radio City Music Hall:

😍 I repeat, ahhhhmaaazing @harrystyles

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Just a Little Bit of Your Heart: 

Styles graciously decided to perform the song he had written for fellow singer, Ariana Grande, on his solo tour. The ballad strongly emulates unrequited love and Styles vocals further expressed this somber feeling. Strumming on his guitar as he sang lyrics like, “I know I’m not your only, but at least I’m one… I heard a little love is better than none,” Styles left fans longing to spread love.

The Chain:

Styles’ cover of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary hit, The Chain, was a true spectacle. Music is timeless and Styles’ incorporation of this classic song into his set proved its influence on the songs within his own album. The entire crowd was in sync with Styles, clapping to the beat of the song. As the band sped up their tempo, Styles took over the entire stage, running back and forth, encouraging the crowd to continue to sing and dance.

Kiwi:

As his third single off of his debut solo album, Styles has an obvious passion for his rock-n-roll influenced song, Kiwi, in which he played not once, but two AND a half times. A treat for the packed theater, Kiwi is an epic tune that requires maximum energy, which Styles made sure to emphasize. The natural performer captivated the stage each time he sang Kiwi. With his “let loose” dancing, stellar vocals, the songs strong impact and overall, Styles energy, Radio City Music Hall was filled with electricity.

Radio City Music Hall was the fifth stop on Styles’ first ever solo tour. With a distinctive album,  a refreshing motto to “Treat People With Kindness”, and pure talent, Styles is a star in every right and a must see in concert.

What To Wear: Concert Style

Harry’s Style

Styles shined wearing this Gucci custom metallic floral silk jacquard Monaco suit, silk shirt with self-tie and Horsebit loafers. Styles defines glam rock in this powerful, piercing deep red look. The 70s & 80s influenced ensemble complimented Styles and his music perfectly.

Carlie’s Style

ahhhhmaaazing @harrystyles #stylegurulove #harrystylesrcmh

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As a long time fan of Styles, his evolving fashion sense continues to inspire my own. When I saw that he wore a millennial pink suit for his performance on the Today Show, I dared myself to explore more with my own fashion statements.

While shopping, I came across this millennial pink suede moto jacket and pencil skirt. This ensemble proved a favorite statement of Styles, “Pink is the only true rock star color.” (See how else I styled this set on CollegeFashionista)

Styles’ show was the perfect occasion for me to wear this set. I decided to jazz it up with a pair of my favorite edgy suede lace up platforms, a white lace bralette and this diamond fringe necklace to make this look express a true rock star.

 

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