It’s the first day of the new year, and whether you’re reflecting on your resolutions or nursing a hangover, we could all do with a dose of something cheerful to start 2021 off right. And on that, Harry Styles has you covered.
The pop star is capping off a year of chart-topping success and Grammy nominations for his sophomore album Fine Line (and, lest we forget, a headline-grabbing Vogue cover) with a surprise video, released earlier today, for his song “Treat People With Kindness.” The black-and-white visual sees Styles as a cabaret star performing in an Art Deco nightclub, decked out in a head-to-toe Gucci look featuring a glittering cropped tuxedo jacket, high-waisted Jazz Age trousers, and a Fred Astaire-worthy sequinned bow tie.
It wasn’t just the timing of the video’s release that came as a surprise, however, but also Styles’s co-star: none other than Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The Fleabag and Killing Eve creator appears as a punter at the club in a white 1930s-style suit of her own and sipping a martini, before being led on stage by Styles to reveal matching sequined golfing sweaters. The pair bust out a routine together, before the rapturous audience erupts into dance for a Busby Berkeley-inspired finale. The final shot? Waller-Bridge holding Styles, while looking cheekily to the camera in classic Fleabag style. If that doesn’t get you feeling a little bit brighter about the year ahead, then who knows what will.