Ever Since New York

Album: Harry Styles (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • This despairing meditation on loss and longing finds Harry Styles bemoaning his inability to move forward with someone that he cares deeply about.

    I've been praying, I never did before
    Understand I'm talking to the walls
    And I've been praying ever since New York


    Some fans have speculated that Harry is singing here about Taylor Swift, whom he dated in late 2012 and early 2013. There are some possible parallels with her 1989 track "Welcome to New York" and the Big Apple is a significant city in their relationship as their first sighting as a couple was in Central Park.
  • Styles debuted the song on Saturday Night Live on April 15, 2017 as his second performance of the night.
  • A number of music critics have pointed out the similarities between this song's guitar riff and the one from the 1971 Badfinger track "Baby Blue."

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