Harry Styles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

This performance was recorded on February 25, 2020. We will continue releasing Tiny Desk videos of shows that had already been taped. In light of current events, NPR is postponing new live tapings of Tiny Desk Concerts. In the meantime, check out Tiny Desk (home) concerts! They’re recorded by the artists in their home. It’s the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Watch Harry Styles play "Cherry", "Watermelon Sugar", "To Be So Lonely" and "Adore You" at the Tiny Desk.
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March 16, 2020 | Lyndsey McKenna and Marissa Lorusso -- Like many who have graced the Tiny Desk before him, the awkwardness of performing in a working office wasn't lost on Harry Styles. "It just feels like you're in the way," he joked. But when you watch his set from behind Bob Boilen's desk, you'd never suspect any discomfort.
Backed by his touring band, Styles performed several songs from his latest solo album, Fine Line. Between tracks, he talked about the process of writing these songs: From the day off in Nashville that led to "Watermelon Sugar," to the feeling of lovesickness he tried to capture in "Adore You." The camaraderie between the band was clear; and Styles was in on the joy, twirling in his seat between verses.
Styles might not necessarily be the first name that comes to mind when you think of public radio's only working, desk-music-discovery platform. After all, he's got a wildly devoted fanbase that's followed his every move since his One Direction days. In fact, before soundcheck had even started, a crowd of fans had begun to gather outside NPR HQ. They rightly suspected he would be playing a Tiny Desk concert after word got out that the former One Directioner was spotted in D.C. with no tour date on his public schedule.
But beyond the headlines, Styles has proven to be an artist who takes his songcraft and aesthetic seriously, interested in subverting expectations of what a pop star can and should sound like in 2020. That sense of unpretentious creativity is exactly what he brought to his Tiny Desk performance - and it definitely earned him some new adoring public radio fans in the process.
"I have to come into NPR more often," Styles said after he and his band played their first song. "It's nice here."
We - and our massive crowd of colleagues - couldn't agree more.
"Watermelon Sugar"
"To Be So Lonely"
"Adore You"
Harry Styles: vocals, guitar; Sarah Jones: drums, vocals; Mitch Rowland: guitar; Adam Prendergast: bass, vocals; Ny Oh: guitar, vocals; Charlotte Clark: piano, Wurlitzer, guitar, vocals
Producers: Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Kara Frame, CJ Riculan, Melany Rochester, Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Shanti Hands; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Max Posner/NPR


  1. NPR Music

    NPR Music5 өдрийн өмнө

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  2. Marcela Franco

    Marcela Franco3 өдрийн өмнө

    How to support if you aren't in the US?

  3. Fernando Franco

    Fernando Franco9 секундын өмнө

    Ok, music quality aside (10/10), he's such a magnetic guy! Love him

  4. TribeFan 12

    TribeFan 1223 минутын өмнө

    If Harry Styles looked at me the way he looked at Charlotte at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="429">7:09</a> he could literally do anything he wanted!😍

  5. The man named seo

    The man named seo54 минутын өмнө

    I thought she was Brit Marling



    peep the lover album

  7. STFU

    STFU3 цагийн өмнө

    Never been a 1D fan but maybe ppl will finally realize this dude is good at what he does. Respect

  8. Laura Torres

    Laura Torres4 цагийн өмнө

    Lover right there, at the back

  9. Jessi Peck

    Jessi Peck4 цагийн өмнө

    Good work

  10. Jojoji

    Jojoji4 цагийн өмнө


  11. fatima 13

    fatima 136 цагийн өмнө

    Oh my god when his hair fall on his forehead during adore you

  12. Evie Shadbolt

    Evie Shadbolt7 цагийн өмнө

    I would pay good money to watch this for the 1st time again...🙌

  13. Suze Resendiz

    Suze Resendiz7 цагийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="431">7:11</a> when he looks to the side and smiles

  14. Ariana Rioja

    Ariana Rioja8 цагийн өмнө

    Drink everytime my baby says “Uhh”

  15. Samantha Ritchey

    Samantha Ritchey8 цагийн өмнө

    you can definitely hear the Fleetwood Mac influence in adore you

  16. Françoise Araújo

    Françoise Araújo8 цагийн өмнө

    Isso é simplesmente TUDO PRA MIM, TUDO.

  17. alisuo toko

    alisuo toko8 цагийн өмнө


  18. Vanessa 250

    Vanessa 2509 цагийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="0">0:00</a> “Cherry” <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="304">5:04</a> “Watermelon sugar” <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="637">10:37</a> “To be so lonely” <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="915">15:15</a> “Adore you”

  19. alisuo toko

    alisuo toko8 цагийн өмнө

    I just REALLY REALLY wanna shave his face!! I want the baby Harry face back😭

  20. skye kind

    skye kind9 цагийн өмнө

    i cried for 19 minutes straight watching this

  21. skeletxndoblxs •

    skeletxndoblxs •10 цагийн өмнө

    arg loves you harry!❤


    ZRAM ZRAM10 цагийн өмнө

    I always love acoustic versions of songs better.

  23. Go See

    Go See10 цагийн өмнө

    Just watched this concert after watching the coldplay one; and I must say that COLDPLAY is a Better performer than HARRY STYLES. no hate to anyone.

  24. Go See

    Go See7 цагийн өмнө

    @tiptop 123 Both of them are the best ; but when it comes at performing a song; I'd say, COLDPLAY does it like a boss, maybe that's because they've got experience.

  25. tiptop 123

    tiptop 1238 цагийн өмнө

    No, it's cool.🙂 I love Coldplay though. But I love Harry more.😁 I wished I could've seen both of them perform.

  26. Alejandra Herrera Ceballos

    Alejandra Herrera Ceballos11 цагийн өмнө

    This is so beautiful, omg

  27. Regine k.

    Regine k.13 цагийн өмнө

    Imagine Bruno Mars on Tiny Desk and singing “24k Magic” with his band🤩

  28. Miguel Peña

    Miguel Peña13 цагийн өмнө

    Still waiting for the Gambino desk..

  29. Lily Harlin

    Lily Harlin13 цагийн өмнө

    The vocals from the blonde on guitar are out of this world!!

  30. Liz Moore

    Liz Moore15 цагийн өмнө


  31. Mr Mercury

    Mr Mercury15 цагийн өмнө

    Can anyone tell me the chords are the tab for the intro of To Be So Lonely please???

  32. steve

    steve13 цагийн өмнө

    same heere

  33. Schwartz Hosenfeld

    Schwartz Hosenfeld15 цагийн өмнө

    That blonde girl at the back is so cute and her voice is amazing!

  34. alisha

    alisha16 цагийн өмнө

    how do i tattoo this performance on my brain forever

  35. DragoXD

    DragoXD18 цагийн өмнө

    Invite Joji pleaaaase

  36. Corrinne Leaño

    Corrinne Leaño18 цагийн өмнө

    so cute 🙈🥰😍😍😍

  37. Nina Stefanovic

    Nina Stefanovic18 цагийн өмнө

    I just REALLY REALLY wanna shave his face!! I want the baby Harry face back😭

  38. tiptop 123

    tiptop 1238 цагийн өмнө

    Me too!😫 He looked *really nice* clean shaven and I mean *REALLY nice* 🤪, but he can do anything he wants to his looks, it's his choice.🙂

  39. Pracheta Sharma

    Pracheta Sharma19 цагийн өмнө


  40. Melissa Tokes

    Melissa Tokes20 цагийн өмнө

    This.... this is what we all needed.

  41. Derian

    Derian20 цагийн өмнө

    I really enjoy Tiny Desk Concerts! Harry is so amazingly charismatic, he definitely caught my attention. "Adore You" gets stuck in my head all the time, it's for sure a turn up in my car. I can most definitely relate to his emotions. I'm loving the vibes from the whole band as well. You all work hard and it shows! Please keep sharing 🍓

  42. Jack

    Jack21 цагийн өмнө


  43. Hanifah Fajryanti

    Hanifah Fajryanti23 цагийн өмнө

    Billie Marten next please, she's so underrated 😭

  44. Rafael Freitas

    Rafael Freitas23 цагийн өмнө

    Man, that band is incredible. And the backing vocals really shine in every song, specially (for me) in Adore You. Harry has such a great taste!

  45. Alice El

    Alice ElӨдрийн өмнө

    The performance of watermelon sugar is heavenly 😍

  46. Shane Marquis

    Shane MarquisӨдрийн өмнө

    Would love to see Harry do a cover of INSX 'Elegantly Wasted'. Modern day Micheal Hutchence!

  47. Sarah Melendez

    Sarah MelendezӨдрийн өмнө

    Saw this was almost 20 minutes long and figured I’d prob only watch like half of it at most. Nope.

  48. Alejandro Grau Yanes

    Alejandro Grau YanesӨдрийн өмнө

    Eminem tiny desk concerte next please🙏🙏

  49. Creatives Powerhouse

    Creatives PowerhouseӨдрийн өмнө

    I wish they sang The Chain with a new band composition. Would like to hear harmonies from Ny Oh and Charlotte on The Chain. And, Charlotte, please keep that hair look.

  50. Hannah Gilbert

    Hannah GilbertӨдрийн өмнө

    nobody woo-ing at him for that first line in adore you saddens me

  51. Jordan Schafer

    Jordan SchaferӨдрийн өмнө

    How does he look so beautiful without trying?!

  52. Joey Adams

    Joey AdamsӨдрийн өмнө

    Please have Boy Pablo on

  53. Jime

    JimeӨдрийн өмнө

    The girl on piano looks like beck from you! She’s so pretty

  54. Parrenogamingz

    ParrenogamingzӨдрийн өмнө

    Hes receding hairline is bothering me

  55. Lupita Valverde

    Lupita ValverdeӨдрийн өмнө

    I came here for Harry I stayed for the girl with the cool hair cut and the beautiful voice :=)

  56. Brooklyn Songe

    Brooklyn SongeӨдрийн өмнө

    he’s so perfect wth

  57. effy

    effyӨдрийн өмнө

    i adore you, harry

  58. Chloe Huppe

    Chloe HuppeӨдрийн өмнө

    gosh I adore him

  59. Lana Del Who?

    Lana Del Who?Өдрийн өмнө

    My Adorable human🌟

  60. Ben Likes Theatre

    Ben Likes TheatreӨдрийн өмнө

    I may be in love with this man

  61. Karina Sanchez

    Karina SanchezӨдрийн өмнө

    I love this perfomance and the anecdotes as well!

  62. Kera Annice

    Kera AnniceӨдрийн өмнө

    The cutest thing ever

  63. Merry Dominguez

    Merry DominguezӨдрийн өмнө

    TAKE ME Harry Styles!!!

  64. Moha Mohaa

    Moha MohaaӨдрийн өмнө

    I want to know the type of guitar that has the space image Harry has

  65. Moha Mohaa

    Moha MohaaӨдрийн өмнө

    @Tamisha Laura First of all, thank you for your response, yes I thought this, but I hoped that I would know the least type of guitar before it looked like this..Or that the guitar was made primarily for Harry and has no type..It would be nice to know the name of the artist who did this

  66. Tamisha Laura

    Tamisha LauraӨдрийн өмнө

    it's a regular guitar (idk the name/brand), his artist friend painted the space/stars on it as a gift 🤗☺️

  67. Anna Krzesik

    Anna KrzesikӨдрийн өмнө

    I love this "Adore you" version! THIS female vocal!

  68. Phoebe Grigor

    Phoebe GrigorӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="908">15:08</a> the face of immediate regret

  69. Danielle Y. Smith

    Danielle Y. SmithӨдрийн өмнө

    So fresh! I imagine this is what the angels sound like when we finally get to heaven. Divine.

  70. Mateus Guimarães Borges

    Mateus Guimarães BorgesӨдрийн өмнө

    Such a sweet voice.

  71. Colton Rothwell

    Colton RothwellӨдрийн өмнө

    The blonde girl needs her whole own career

  72. Katy Junthon

    Katy JunthonӨдрийн өмнө

    The combination of everything 👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️

  73. Natália Iglesias

    Natália IglesiasӨдрийн өмнө

    obrigada pelos mimos NPR

  74. Merry H

    Merry HӨдрийн өмнө

    i cry every time i listen to the song fine line. it’s just something about the melody and his voice in that one🥺 if a song makes me feel that way, the artist is TALENTED

  75. João Paulo Domingues

    João Paulo DominguesӨдрийн өмнө

    wow that´s wonderful, bro. what a group of musicians.

  76. A M

    A MӨдрийн өмнө

    I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL, HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRR

  77. Ahmad Khresat

    Ahmad KhresatӨдрийн өмнө

    why are there 3 acoustic gutiars ??

  78. Beth Mendes

    Beth MendesӨдрийн өмнө

    I noticed the Lover album when Harry said "Take me" <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="906">15:06</a> and now I'm laughing so hard

  79. Emma Calvin

    Emma CalvinӨдрийн өмнө

    bro can these be put on spotify

  80. Claudia Garcia

    Claudia GarciaӨдрийн өмнө

    Cherry great song💯🔥🤭🤩 DONT call him what u use to call me! 😭😝😯

  81. Sam Cummings

    Sam CummingsӨдрийн өмнө

    Hey it's me, back for the third day in a row

  82. emily anne

    emily anneӨдрийн өмнө

    I love this band - love their energy

  83. mmlouch lch

    mmlouch lchӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="811">13:31</a> who's Harry thinking about? :)

  84. MayaFoxx

    MayaFoxxӨдрийн өмнө

    His singing has matured so much - so amazing to see!

  85. XHarry LoverX

    XHarry LoverXӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1023">17:03</a> that note change tho 😍😍😍

  86. me stessa

    me stessaӨдрийн өмнө

    Guess who's crying again because can't go to see him next year? YEAH ME

  87. Zee

    ZeeӨдрийн өмнө

    Who's here like everyday because of the quarantine?

  88. Chamomile_coffee

    Chamomile_coffeeӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="392">6:32</a> ahh is this is like a breath of fresh air after being in a really stuffy place for a long time

  89. mauro vinicius

    mauro viniciusӨдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="187">03:07</a> that look he gave