Watermelon Sugar

Album: Fine Line (2019)
Charted: 54
  • This sensual song finds Harry Styles spinning a romantic tale. He compares the way he feels about his lover to the taste of "strawberries on a summer evening."
  • It is likely that the girl Harry is singing of is model Camille Rowe; they dated between the summer of 2017 and July 2018. The clue is in the title: Camille revealed to Elle in 2017 that Richard Brautigan's post-apocalyptic novel In Watermelon Sugar is one of her favorite books.
  • The song was released just before Styles debuted it while hosting the November 16, 2019 episode of Saturday Night Live. He also sang "Lights Up" on the show.
  • Harry Styles wrote the soulful tune with:

    His go-to songwriting partner Mitch Rowland. The one-time pizza shop worker contributed to all but one of the songs on Harry Styles.

    Tyler Johnson, who has also lent songwriting expertise to cuts by Miley Cyrus ("Maybe You're Right," Cam ("Burning House") and Sam Smith ("Palace"). Another frequent Harry Styles collaborator, he contributed towards nine out of ten of the songs on the former boy-bander's self-titled debut album.

    Kid Harpoon: The English singer/songwriter born Thomas Hull has co-written several songs for Florence + the Machine, including "Shake It Out" and "Never Let Me Go," plus Florence Welch's collaboration with Calvin Harris, "Sweet Nothing." Hull also co-penned Harry Styles' 2017 single "Sweet Creature."

    Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon produced the track.


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