When One Direction sat down to record a stripped back version of their hit song “Night Changes”, no one knew it would be one of their most popular videos ever.
The band start off singing solo parts to a simple piano and guitar backing – slowly building to the choruses in a simple yet stunning performance of this catchy song. The video has racked up over 145 million views making it one of their most successful live videos on YouTube. Watch video below:
One can imagine Fleetwood Mac fans saying, “Who is this Harry Styles fellow that he has the nerve to cover The Chain?” Such people might be surprised to hear that Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks has described Harry Styles as “the son I never had.”
The video of Harry Styles performing Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain was recorded in BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in September 2017. Earlier, on 19 May, while touring his debut solo album, Styles had invited Stevie Nicks to sing with him on the stage of the LA Troubadour. They sang Styles’ Two Ghosts, Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide, and Nicks’ Leather and Lace.
Harry Styles career began with his appearance as a sixteen-year-old on the X Factor in 2010. This led to Style’s membership of the popular Simon-Cowell-curated boy band One Direction. Styles left this band in February 2016. A month later he landed a role in the movie Dunkirk (2017). His self-titled debut solo album followed in 2017. The LP entered the UK, the US, and the Australian charts at number one. The album was one of the year’s best sellers
Styles has gone from strength to strength. His albums and singles sell extremely well, even as he has moved from pop to a more folk-rock sound. He has won an American Music Award, two Brits, a Grammy, and an Ivor Novello Award. Meanwhile his acting career is flourishing, he is the first man to appear alone on the cover of vogue (he wore a blue Gucci dress), and he has inspired fan-fiction novels. He really is a phenomenon, and he has the talent to match.
Ironically, were it not for a viral Tiktok of Nathan Apodaca skateboarding while singing along to “Dreams,” many Harry Styles fans would not know who Fleetwood Mac was. Be that as it may, Harry Styles has a long association with the band.
Styles first met Mick Fleetwood when the drummer took his daughter’s backstage after a One Direction concert. In 2015, after a Fleetwood Mac concert in London, Styles hand delivered a carrot-cake birthday cake to Stevie Nicks, who he had never met. The two bonded to the extent that, in March 2019, Styles was chosen to induct Stevie Nicks into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. As part of the ceremony, Styles joined Nicks on Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, which Nicks had previously sung with Tom Petty.
Harry Style’s favourite album is Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks.