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Harry Styles: Former One Direction singer debuts two new songs on world tour

Is a new record on its way?

Ilana Kaplan
Monday 12 March 2018 14:34 GMT
Credit: Getty
Credit: Getty (Getty)

Harry Styles debuted two new songs when he kicked off his world tour.

The former One Direction member revealed songs "Anna" and "Medicine" on Sunday March 11.

Styles was performing in Basel, Switzerland at his show when he surprised fans with his two new tracks.

Fans took video of the performance where Styles donned a glimmering black suit and debuted the new songs.

While the title "Anna" hasn't been confirmed by Styles himself, fans have given the first of his new songs that name.

In the song Styles sings, "I don't want you sympathy, but you don't know what you do to me/ Oh, Anna!/ Every time I see your face, there's only so much I can take/ Oh, Anna!"

"Anna" also samples a guitar hook from George Michael's "Faith."

Styles also debuted the moody anthem "Medicine," which goes "Can I take my medicine, take my medicine/ Rest it on your fingertips/ Up to your mouth, feeling it out/ Feeling it out."

During the concert, Styles also played One Direction songs like "What Makes You Beautiful," "Stockholm Syndrome" and "If I Could Fly," a snippet of Ariana Grande's "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" and Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain."

It's not surprising the "Sign of the Times" singer has new music: it's been one year since Styles released his self-tiled debut album.

Styles will tour Europe until mid-April, then hits Australia, Asia, South and Central America.

On June 5 he'll finally play the US at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

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