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Harry’s House & the Notable Missing Piece

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at LMU chapter.

After Harry Styles killed it as the headliner at Coachella or as people called it “harrychella.” Harry Styles released the tracklist for his newest album “Harry’s House” this past Thursday. It contains 13 new songs including the hit single “As it Was.” However, fans noticed a beloved unreleased song from the tracklist: “Medicine.” 

“Medicine” is a song that Harry performs at exceptionally large concerts. He performed it during his “Love on Tour” concert tour in Los Angeles and New York City as well as performing it during week two at Coachella. It is a pop-rock song with a similar sound to his song “Kiwi.” There is a compilation on YouTube titled “Men reacting to medicine by Harry Styles.” The consensus amongst the different men was that “Harry Styles is a Rockstar.” With that kind of reaction, it is easy to say that this song not only appeals to Harry Styles fans but casual music listeners as well. 

With the overall positive audience reaction, fans are left wondering: why isn’t it on the new album? “Medicine” was intended for this first album but was scrapped. With lyrics such as “the boys and the girls are in, I mess around with them, and I’m okay with it” and “I got drunk on you and now I’m wasted,” it is clear to see that this is a fiery song. Some people theorize that because it explicitly mentions bisexuality, the record label won’t release it because of homophobic reasons. Others speculate that Styles himself is not comfortable with releasing it because of the content. However, when listening to “Golden,” the line “ I know that you’re scared because I’m so open” disproves this theory. I personally believe that the reason he hasn’t released it is simply because it does not fit with the direction his music is going. His “Fine Line” album had a very upbeat and pop sound. With the release of “As it Was,” it is easy to speculate that this album will have an indie sound. The pop-rock sound of “Medicine” simply doesn’t fit in with the genres of the latest albums. 

Although the song was never released, it can be found on ASCAP or a database where artists copyright their songs meaning that there is still hope that Harry will release it one day.

Hey, I'm Molly. I'm the Social Media Director for Her Campus LMU. I'm a junior screenwriting major and a political science minor. I lived in New England, the West, and the South, now all I need is the Midwest and I'll have the U.S covered.