Giving 2021 the shot of pure joy it needs, Harry Styles, 26, has released a new music video in which he sings and dances alongside Fleabag writer and creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, serving up moves Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers would be proud of.
The former One Direction star teamed up with the No Time To Die co-writer to don matching outfits for the new release, Treat People With Kindness, from his latest album, Fine Line.
In the black-and-white video, Styles sings and dances onstage in a nightclub, before being joined on stage by Waller-Bridge to perform a synchronised dance number.
Music video director, Gabe Turner, who co-directed with his brother Ben, took to Twitter to reveal that it was filmed in early 2020, before the lockdown.
“Shot this at the beginning of last year! Didn’t realise how lucky we were to experience this at the time!” he wrote. “Harry & Phoebe – an absolute career highlight! Fitting that it goes out today hoping that in 2021 we can return to some kind of normal.”
Waller-Bridge, 35, has also been dipping her toe in the music scene of late, recently directing the music video for American singer-songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers' Savior Complex.
Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a great year for Styles, who scored his first number one on the US Hot 100 with Watermelon Sugar, and became the first man to appear solo on the cover of US Vogue, which caused controversy for the outfit he was styled in.
He also rounded out the year by celebrating three Grammy nominations in last month's announcement from the Recording Academy. The Brit was nominated for Music Video for Adore You, Pop Solo Performance for Watermelon Sugar, and Pop Vocal Album for Fine Line.
"I think with the second album I let go of the fear of getting it wrong and … it was really joyous and really free," he told Vogue of recording Fine Line. "I think with music it's so important to evolve – and that extends to clothes and videos and all that stuff. That's why you look back at David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust or the Beatles and their different eras – that fearlessness is super inspiring."