Kiwi

Album: Harry Styles (2017)
Charted: 66

Songfacts®:

  • This sleazy-sounding song tells the story of a dive bar femme fatale who despite being somewhat unhinged, Harry Styles finds attractive. However her unstable personality has caused her to start to make things up to keep the One Direction star interested and she confronts Styles with a bombshell: "I'm having your baby, it's none of your business."
  • Speaking with BBC Radio 1, Harry explained the song:

    "It started out as a joke, now it's one of my favorite songs. It's one of the first ones I wrote for the album, when I was getting out a lot of energy. I hadn't written in a long time and this is what came out of it."
  • The song's title does not appear in the lyrics and it remains unclear why it is called "Kiwi." We do not know if the kiwi in question is a reference to the fruit, flightless bird or colloquial term for people from New Zealand. However several fans have speculated he is singing about New Zealand model Georgia Fowler, with whom Harry had a rumored fling in 2015.
  • While performing "Kiwi" at a London show, Styles slipped on a hurled fruit of the same name, which had landed on-stage. The incident led to a Manchester Asda store enforcing a ban against under-25 fans from buying kiwis in an attempt to "protect" the singer ahead of his show in the city.
  • The song's music video features a bunch of kids taking part in a huge, messy food fight. Fortunately, in the light of the previous Songfact, Harry is pelted with cakes, rather than the titular fruit. Rogue One actress Beau Gadsdon plays Styles' female lookalike in the clip.

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