Harry Styles is officially riding a "Watermelon Sugar" high following his musical guest performance on Saturday Night Live.
After delivering a couple of One Direction jokes during his opening monologue as the show's host on Saturday night (Nov. 16) and flexing his comedic chops in a few sketches, Styles donned a sparkling black sequined jumpsuit to sing through "Lights Up," the first hit off his forthcoming sophomore album.
Instead of going with the highly danceable groove that made the track an instant earworm, Styles opted to change up the vibe of "Lights Up" and went with a smooth, stripped-down R&B rendition of the single instead. With little more than the piano, an acoustic guitar, a trumpet and the intricate harmonies of his back-up singers, Styles belted every high note and danced to the beat of the song's bridge.
For his second song, Styles donned a ripe, red and pink suit -- a perfect choice for "Watermelon Sugar," which he performed live merely an hour after he released the audio.
Harry Styles staged the live TV debut of his two new songs, “Watermelon Sugar” and “Lights Up,” on Saturday Night Live. Both tracks appear on the singer’s upcoming second LP, Fine Line, out December 13th.
For the soulful “Watermelon Sugar,” Styles crooned over warm keys, horn blasts and eruptions of distorted wah-wah guitar. “Breathe me in, breathe me out/I don’t know if I could ever go without,” he sang. “I’m just thinking out loud/I don’t know if I could ever go without.”
November 16th's Saturday Night Live was hosted by none other than former One Direction frontman and star Harry Styles who shocked fans less than an hour before the show's opening by releasing his new single 'Watermelon Sugar' which he performed to close out the show.