Harry Styles recently had his first ever solo show and to celebrate it right, he covered a song by Kanye West — ‘Ultralight Beam’.
I am in no way a fan of Harry Styles — or One Direction for that matter. While the boy band has set off to work on solo projects, Styles has been killing it as a solo act and has even been ‘confirmed wavy’ (for all you Reddit fans) thanks to his laterst performance of Kanye West’s track ‘Ultralight Beam.’
Harry Styles has been doing a lot of promoting lately as he prepares for his Harry Styles Live on Tour. In London recently, Styles performed a surprise show, which was actually his first ever solo show.
During the performance, Styles sings an awesome cover of Kanye West‘s ‘Ultralight Beam,’ a track off his latest album The Life of Pablo.
The performance also comes with a little bit of drama and mystery, as most news involving Kanye West does. First off, there’s the never-ending feud between Taylor Swift and West. If you don’t recall the ‘greatest videos of all time’ interruption years ago, well then you need to get out from under that rock.
Harry Styles had a short-lived relationship with Swift that even inspired a few of his songs on the new album. Many people are speculating that him performing ‘Ultralight Beam’ was a knock on Swift.
I see it as pure speculation, but you know how the media works.
In addition to the Taylor Swift feud with Kanye, Styles is also dealing with a lot of drama being started by his former band mate, Zayn Malik.
Malik left One Direction in early 2015, leading the group to pursue solo projects. Since then, everyone but Zayn Malik has kept in touch. Instead, Malik has spent his time away from the group bashing them and making immature comments.
More from Wake Up Mr. West
- Daily Currant: Fake news article features Kanye West
- Instagram, Twitter react to Kanye West’s 40th birthday
- Chance the Rapper performs 3 Kanye West songs in New York City
- Lane Kiffin thanks Kanye West, Kim Kardashian for his new Yeezy Boost 350s
- Kanye West wants to design sports uniforms for Calabasas High School
For example, Malik has been noted as saying he never wanted to be in a boy band and didn’t enjoy making the music they were making. He also said that he wanted more time to himself. That comment would later contradict itself when he wasted no time in beginning his solo career — bringing even more attention to himself.
As for Kanye West, he has been hidden from the public view for quite some time, but that hasn’t stopped him from working. He’s been on fire with the fashion, dropping his first ever jewelry line and a kids clothing line with Kim Kardashian.
In addition to that, he has been making trips to a Wyoming mountaintop resort. There, he has been working on a new album for his music followers to enjoy soon. I don’t know about you, but this excites me more than anything.
His album The Life of Pablo, which features the song ‘Ultralight Beam,’ went Platinum earlier this year, as well — adding to the positive news coming from Kanye’s corner.
Everything seems to be on the up-and-up with Kanye following his mental breakdown in November. In fact, the same could be said about Harry Styles following his band’s break-up.
For a look at Harry Styles’ full set for his first solo show, look below. Ultralight Beam is at 12:55:
It’s great to see these two looking past the negative and working towards the positive. That ‘Ultralight Beam’ cover was just icing on the cake.
What other Kanye West song would you like to see Harry Styles cover? Leave your thoughts below!