Late Night Talking by Harry Styles // 7" vinyl, CD & behind the scenes zine


Now you're in my liiiiife, I can't get you off my mind!

The "Late Night Talking" collection was released around September 2022 and was an exclusive release for Harry Styles' webstore. It included a 7" black vinyl featuring "Late Night Talking" on side A and the song's instrumental on side B. I also have a copy of the CD single as well, which was released alongside the vinyl on his webstore. I love the simple, classic design with a pop of bright orange on the center label of the vinyl and the CD. The cover is a still from the music video, which is kind of a random and unexpected choice for the single release but still captures the lighthearted nature of the song and video.

"Late Night Talking" is the second track on his 2022 album Harry's House, which he debuted at Coachella earlier that year when he was headlining. I must have watched that clip of him performing it a million times, so I was already loving this song long before it was released officially! Getting to hear it live in person myself was such an exciting moment. It was on the last night of his New York City residency, where he turned Madison Square Garden into Harry's House for 15 nights and it was amazing to witness! I have always absolutely loved this song and every time I hear it I am reminded of the pure joy that his music encapsulates.

It is so high energy and has a nostalgic 70's flare to it too which I love. There are many sweet lyrical anecdotes like, "If you're feeling down, I just wanna make you happier baby" and "Now you're in my life, I can't get you off my mind". I also love the line, "I've never been a fan of change, but I'd follow you to any place, if it's Hollywood or Bishopsgate, I'm coming too". 

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Harry talked about the process of making this song; "It was the first song that was written for the album. It was on like day one of moving into the studio, and everything was still getting set up. And I think it kind of set the tone for the intent with which, like, the album was made, you know, if you’re ever kind of stressed about getting fun songs, or whatever. I think when we wrote this one, we felt like it was really good, and then it kind of let us like relax a little bit… like okay, if there’s nothing else, we feel like we did some work so… Yeah, it’s a lot of fun, the song’s a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed dancing to it many a time."

This song was produced by his frequent collaborators, Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, who is responsible for all of the best songs Harry has released so far. Side B of the vinyl features the instrumental track of "Late Night Talking" which really highlights all of the layers of this song in such a cool way. 

Soon after the release of the 7" vinyl and CD single, he also sold a "Late Night Talking" zine that featured photos from the making of the music video. The behind-the-scenes photos were taken by Lloyd Wakefield and the layout and graphic design is by Bradley Pinkerton. It also came with a Harry's House CD* which is a great addition to it!

The "Late Night Talking" music video is one of my favorites he has done yet and was released alongside the announcement of the Gucci collection that he collaborated with the brand on. I love all of the colorful designs and funky polka dot patterns that are worn by everyone throughout the video. It really matches the vibe of the song and brings it to life in such a perfect way. Harry and his collaborators were putting out some of his best music videos yet in support of Harry's House, it was such a fun era. 

I love having this little book full of behind-the-scenes photos of the making of this video. I wish he would release these for all of his music videos because it is so cool to look through! He also releases similar books like this for each album release, which are full of photos from the making of the record, which I have also loved to collect! 

I would have loved for Harry to have released 7" vinyl to accompany some of the other singles from the Harry's House album, like "As It Was", "Music For A Sushi Restaurant", and "Satellite". The Harry's House era was one of his strongest visually and I would have loved to have seen the way they would have been interpreted on a physical single release. I believe there was an "As It Was" collection with a similar zine and CD, but it was a UK exclusive release. I go back and forth between which my favorite album by Harry is, but I have always had a special place in my heart for Harry's House, it is such a great album from start to finish and absolutely deserved the AOTY win at the Grammy's in 2023.

In honor of it being Harry's 30th birthday on the day I'm posting this, I thought it was the perfect time to share this fun vinyl release featuring of one of my favorite songs by him! 🎂 It's crazy to think of how many years I have been a fan of his music now, literally over half of my life at this point! ✨ I am really looking forward to seeing what this next decade brings for him and hopefully we get more new music from him soon too!

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Harry Styles' music on vinyl, I would really appreciate if you did so through my affiliate link, which I may earn a commission from. ♡ Shop Harry's House*, Fine Line& his self titled debut* - they are some of my favorite records in my collection & I'm sure they will be for you too! 

I would also love for you to check out my full review of Harry's House & my experience seeing him live at his NYC Love on Tour residency. Thanks for reading! I would love for you to leave your thoughts in the comment section below! TPWK!💗

-Melissa ♡


All photos are my own!


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