Fans are absolutely losing it over Harry Styles releasing a ‘bisexual anthem’ on National Coming Out Day
Harry Styles’ new video said bisexual rights, the internet has decreed.
After months of hints and teases about new, sexually charged music, Styles unleashed the thirst-quenching video for his new single, ‘Lights Up’.
Filmed in Mexico, the clip finds the ex-One Direction singer topless and glistening with sweat, as he writhes with a scantily-clad crowd of men and women.
Released on National Coming Out Day, the track features Styles singing about “step[ping]into the light” of a new identity and “never going back”.
Fans put two and two together and got 100 percent queer, with many hailing the track a “bisexual anthem”.
HARRY STYLES CAME TO SAVE MUSIC WITH A BISEXUAL ANTHEM
— Mackenna. ? (@MACKMORALEZ) October 11, 2019
harry styles releasing anything else
a bisexual anthem on
national coming out day #LightsUp
— idid larrying loves cepine (@powerlessIwt) October 11, 2019
Harry releasing a new music! A WHOLE FUCKIN BISEXUAL ANTHEM ON NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY! OUT OF NOWHERE!
YES I AM STAN HARRY STYLES!!! pic.twitter.com/ZRQQfZQMgt
— ???????? ? (@directionerPInd) October 11, 2019
harry styles releasing a bisexual-themed music video on #comingoutday could be one of the most iconic things he’s ever done.
maybe /some/ men do deserve rights
— marzia (@tolkienxweisz) October 11, 2019
‘Lights Up’ serves as a follow-up of sorts to Styles’ previously singular bi anthem ‘Medicine’.
The unreleased track was debuted during Styles’ 2018 tour, and includes the line: “The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I’m OK with it.”
Naturally, fans took the lyrics as sacrosanct and a new queer icon was born.
Starting this thread off with my bisexual anthem
Medicine • Harry Styles pic.twitter.com/jpPPZPodmZ
— jes (@5378jes) March 19, 2018
For his part, Styles has refused to label his sexuality as straight, bi or otherwise – but has flown Pride, bi and trans flags while on tour.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in August, he said that he does this for his LGBT+ fans.
“I want to make people feel comfortable being whatever they want to be,” he said.
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“I can’t claim that I know what it’s like, because I don’t. So I’m not trying to say, ‘I understand what it’s like.’ I’m just trying to make people feel included and seen.”