The magic of ‘Sweet Creature’ is in the stripped-back combination of finger-picked guitar and Harry’s honey smooth vocals. Apart from a few slightly country sounding harmonies, that’s all there is to the song, and it’s all you could want. This minimalist approach allows Harry’s romantic lyrics to shine through, as he serenades the listening “Sweet Creature” about young love and overcoming arguments. With the bare soundscape, Harry’s voice feels intimate and vulnerable and comfortably in control.
Harry Styles’ self-titled album comes out, Friday, 12 May, before he tours Australia and New Zealand this November.