Happily

Album: Midnight Memories (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Harry Styles co-wrote this folksy Mumford & Sons influenced track with Savan Kotecha and Carl Falk. Kotecha and Falk, together with Rami Yacoub, penned many of One Direction's early hits including "What Makes You Beautiful" and "Live While We're Young," but this was the only song they contributed to on Midnight Memories.
  • Speaking to E! News, Harry said that he drew inspiration from his own life when penning lyrics for Midnight Memories. "When you're writing songs, it's impossible to not draw on personal experiences, whether it be, you know, traveling or girls or anything," he admitted. "That's the amazing thing about music, there's a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Steven Tyler of AerosmithSongwriter Interviews

Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.

Tom Johnston from The Doobie Brothers

Tom Johnston from The Doobie BrothersSongwriter Interviews

The Doobies guitarist and lead singer, Tom wrote the classics "Listen To The Music," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."

Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

Jon Foreman of SwitchfootSongwriter Interviews

Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's Songs

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's SongsSong Writing

"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.

Millie Jackson

Millie JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The Remasters

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.