Finally, the wait is over. With little warning save for a few mysterious billboards and social media posts, Harry Styles surprised fans with a new song called ‘Lights Up.’ The former 1D member declares he is ‘not ever going back’ in the soulful track.

Finally, we know who we are — fans of Harry Style’s new single. Posters and a message-generating website, all labeled with the question “DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?”, were suspected to be a mysterious marketing campaign for the singer’s new music — and the rumors proved to be true. On Oct. 10, Harry dropped a track called “Lights Up” and it’s a powerful ode about stepping into the light (even if life was “sweet” before).

“All the lights couldn’t put out the dark / Running through my heart / Lights up and they know who you are / Know who you are /Do you know who you are?” Harry croons in the song, which is backed by a soulful choir that prods you to do some soul-reflection yourself. Harry even hints at his past in this experimental pop track, singing, “I’m sorry by the way / I’m never going back now / It’d be so sweet if things just stayed the same.” It’s unclear if Harry’s referencing the glory days of One Direction, much like fans were convinced that his former bandmate Zayn did in “Good Years” (albeit, in a much gentler way).

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