We Blame Harry Styles
By We Blame Harry Styles
We Blame Harry Styles is a podcast dedicated to the work of musician, model, actor, and icon Harry Styles. It is hosted by Gray (he/him) and Key (he/they). This podcast is unofficial, commentary-based, and unaffiliated with Harry Styles or any of his collaborators.
Dazed Magazine (& Eternals/Pleasing!)
In episode 21, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) dive into Harry’s new interview and photoshoot with Dazed Magazine. After briefly touching on Harry’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos’ sexy brother Eros (7:04), the drop of his new lifestyle brand, Pleasing (12:10), and a return to the tradition of clowning about HS3 (23:30), they get into a discussion about the Dazed interview and shoot. Key and Gray first take a look at the Dazed interview conducted by Lynette Nylander (26:02), focusing in particular on Harry sharing some new information that leads into a discussion about Vogue week and public shaming. They then move on to a conversation about the photoshoot, styled by Ib Kamara and photographed by Rafael Pavarotti (52:41). After discussing the creative sensibilities of Kamara and Pavarotti as well as the history of their collaboration, they move into an analysis of the photographs themselves. Listen to hear Key and Gray’s opinions on the iconic JP Gaultier photograph that the internet turned viral for all the wrong reasons, as well as a breakdown of all their fave looks from the shoot (1:14:33). Finally they end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:24:15). Sources: Kaz Firpo on Eros: https://thedirect.com/article/marvel-eternals-harry-styles-starfox-screentime-exclusive Pleasing website: https://pleasing.com/ Harry getting his nails painted: https://twitter.com/hsdaily/status/1461381541481914370?s=20 https://twitter.com/hsdaily/status/1460656083836493837?s=20 Hits Daily Double: https://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=329308&title+A-FINE-NIGHT-WITH-HARRY-STYLES Dazed article: https://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/54765/1/harry-styles-pleasing-brand-cover-2021-interview Ib Kamara for the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/fashion/how-ibrahim-kamara-found-his-place-in-fashion.html Raphael Pavarotti for Something Curated: https://somethingcurated.com/2020/07/17/interview-photographer-rafael-pavarotti-on-growing-up-in-the-amazon-building-a-legacy/ Shahmir Sanni’s twitter thread on the Dazed shoot and Kamara and Pavarotti: https://twitter.com/shahmiruk/status/1460369157791354883?s=20 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
December 2, 2021
Love on Tour Week 3: DC, Detroit, St. Paul and Chicago N1&2!
In episode 20, Key (he/they), Gray (he/him) cover the third week of Love on Tour! After a brief introduction, they get into a discussion of the seventh stop on Harry’s tour: Washington DC (4:10). They then break down Detroit (11:40), St. Paul* (20:40), Chicago Night One (27:15) and Chicago Night Two (32:56). Listen to hear discussions of Harry’s various onstage antics including the banana song, the now-famous dating advice segment of the St. Paul show, and more! Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
September 28, 2021
Love on Tour Week 2: Dallas, St. Louis, & Philadelphia (& DWD teaser!)
In episode 19, Key (he/they), Gray (he/him), and their surveyed listeners take on the second week of Love on Tour!! After a brief introduction that includes blaming Harry Styles for their recording schedule and a dissection of the Don’t Worry Darling teaser trailer (1:16), they get into a discussion of the four stop on Harry’s tour: Dallas (6:17). This leads them into a discussion of the Fine Line tour silhouette (9:12), followed by a breakdown of St. Louis (20:09), and Philadelphia (29:12). Listen to hear Gray despair over Gritty’s absence in Philadelphia, Key get emotional about tour (pull it together Key), and lots of laughter about a pile of discarded obscene posters which one listener described as “a Tracy Emin installation.” Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
September 19, 2021
Love on Tour Week 1: Vegas, Denver & San Antonio
In episode 18, Key (he/they), Gray (he/him), and their surveyed listeners take on the first week of Love on Tour!! After a brief introduction that includes blaming Harry Styles for their recent sleepless nights they get into a discussion of the first three stops of Harry’s tour: Las Vegas (5:15), Denver (24:03), and San Antonio (33:55). Listen to hear Gray swoon over Harry’s bare chest, Key celebrating the inclusion of a certain favorite song, and much, much giggling over the already-infamous “tastes like-tastes like-tastes like-” evolution from Las Vegas to San Antonio. Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
September 13, 2021
The Harry Styles Outfit Draft!
In episode 17, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) are joined by their friend Ava (she/her) to see who can come up with the best Harry Styles closet! After a brief introduction that includes blaming Harry Styles for a hurricane that never happened (1:21) and defending Ava’s One Direction-themed Halloween costume discussed in the previous episode, they get into a discussion of Harry’s fashion through the format of a fantasy sports-style draft (17:47). They go back and forth and pick outfits from ten categories, competing to see who would end up with the better Harry Styles closet! Finally they end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:24:45). Listen to hear Key exacting payback via graphic tee for Gray’s choices in the last draft, Ava’s take on the sheepry controversy, and more! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Once again thank you to the podcast the Big Picture for inspiring the idea for this draft! Links: Google Doc with the Outfits: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M3xi_LUNVbwqHt-HqrCMJRG5mGXjSuCB7DIFJiznFdg/edit?usp=sharing
September 4, 2021
Harry Styles in iCarly and One Direction: This is Us
In episode 16, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) are joined by a very special guest and their friend Ava (she/her) in semi-seriously analyzing the first two entries in Harry Styles’ film oeuvre - the iCarly episode iGo One Direction and the documentary One Direction: This is Us. After Ava shares her fandom origin story they go over the news, including the shifted Love on Tour dates (9:45) and the prospect of new music, and a Harry Lambert photo of thongs (a peak at a new fashion era? Literally just Harry Lambert’s laundry? You decide- (17:05)). Following this clownery, they move into the main discussion about the first of two very important entries in Harry’s filmography: One Direction’s brief stint on the tv show iCarly (22:59). Ava takes the reins, giving a totally serious description of the plot (26:10) and provides some controversial takes such as “this episode is actually good” before the rapscallion crew of gays move into the true meat of the episode’s analysis (30:20), including the very serious question - how might this episode have affected Christopher Nolan’s choice to cast Harry in Dunkirk? They then move on to what can charitably be called an analysis of One Direction: This is Us (43:56). First, they discuss the background of the film - what, exactly, it is, and who made it. How does it compare to other band docs? Does it succeed at what it’s trying to do? What does it leave out? How does it portray Harry specifically (1:12:27) Then, they discuss notable parts of the film (1:18:34), including the questions - so, they didn’t actually go camping, right? Is This is Us on Martin Scorsese’s IMDB page? And crucially: who farted in that one scene on the tour bus? After giving their closing thoughts (1:31:40), they read some fun Letterboxd reviews of the film (1:37:35). Finally, Key, Gray, and Ava talk about some things that have brought them joy over the week (1:44:12), including a reference to Al Pacino as “meow meow” which some may describe as “questionable.” Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
July 30, 2021
In episode 15, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) celebrate pride by analyzing Harry’s unreleased song, Medicine! They briefly touch on the postponed Don’t Worry Darling release (1:20), the My Policeman Venice shoot and wrap (4:40), and participate in WILD speculation about Harry’s possible upcoming makeup/perfume line, Pleased As. . . (8:40) before getting into a discussion of Medicine (12:30) After discussing the timeline of Medicine’s release, they discuss their own histories with the song (17:50) as well as their general opinions on Medicine’s sound (21:30). They then move into an in-depth lyrical reading and analysis, featuring Gray and Key’s awkward attempts to make the podcast less explicit than the song itself (23:58). This leads into a discussion about Medicine, queer sexuality, and sex positivity (53:30). To round out the conversation, they discuss what Harry himself has to say about the song (1:13:37) as well as notable performances, including the question - what, exactly, was in the water when Harry performed it in St. Paul?(1:23:39) After exploring what the future and legacy of Medicine might be, Key and Gray close out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the past week (1:34:31). Sources: Entertainment Weekly on Medicine: https://ew.com/music/2018/03/14/harry-styles-medicine/ Genius:https://genius.com/Harry-styles-medicine-lyrics Medicine in St. Paul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWGq_hp0XSI Every "And I'm Okay With It" from Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgFDzs7Z3R0 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
June 29, 2021
Harry at the Brits, My Policeman set pics, and Top 5 Hélène Pambrun photos of Harry!
In episode 14, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) cover the various Harry Styles-related news stories from the past month, as well as breaking down their top 5 photos Hélène Pambrun has taken of Harry (inspired by her recent interview on the podcast “Straight Up”) They begin by diving into Harry’s surprise appearance at the Brit Awards (6:55), which of course wouldn’t be complete without some HS3-related clowning. After briefly touching on the 4 year anniversary of HS1, they then get into the deluge of My Policeman set photos that have dropped since the last episode (19:54). Tiny shorts, Harry freezing on the beach, his tattoos peaking out- it’s all here! Finally, after some rampant speculation about the Don’t Worry Darling trailer (28:07), they discuss Harry’s frequent collaborator photographer Hélène Pambrun’s interview on the podcast “Straight Up” (33:08). This leads them into a breakdown of their top 5 photos she has taken of Harry. If your fave photos weren’t included, you can shame Key and Gray @harrystylespod! They close out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (55:02). Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: The photos discussed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BFys3h6ZmDJyHKvnPPxIuIxy6DA8HLoC7qwnoAMx8IY/edit Hélène's interview transcript: https://carl-and-pearl.tumblr.com/post/652297985457340416/h%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne-pambrun-for-straight-up-full-interview
June 6, 2021
Introducing the Love on Tour Setlist Draft
In episode 13, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) make potential Love on Tour setlists, but with a twist! After giving a rundown of recent Harry-related news - including the amazing mermaidrry pictures (5:10) and the Gucci Beloved campaign (8:33), they get into a discussion of Harry’s discography through the format of a fantasy sports-style draft (17:45). They go back and forth and pick songs from five categories, competing to see who would end up with the better Love on Tour setlist! Finally they end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:06:03). Listen for Gray imagining himself as a chicken in Harry’s arms, some high drama related to a certain Harry song that Key is still mad about, and to decide whose setlist you think is better! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Thank you to the podcast the Big Picture, whose movie draft series inspired this episode! Sources: Gucci Beloved video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ervY_lzEXzo https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/harry-styles-gucci-beloved https://www.insider.com/harry-styles-ariel-the-little-mermaid-pictures-twitter-2021-4
May 10, 2021
LIGHTS UP MUSIC VIDEO (+ song analysis). OUT NOW.
In episode 12, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) try and get to the bottom of why Lights Up means so much to them through an analysis of the music video and song- something they’ve both been wanting to do since the podcast began. After explaining why analyzing Lights Up is so important to them in the first place, they start by going over the memorable timeline of release (6:00). They then recap the video in a few different ways- by reviewing some of the ways various publications covered the music video (13:18) and by going through the video scene by scene with Key (18:51). After describing their first experiences with the music video they then get into more details in terms of aesthetics (33:14), with particular attention paid to lighting and costuming. Then, after Gray performs a dramatic reading of the Lights Up lyrics (54:57), they finally get into an in-depth discussion of the theme (59:26). Is this discussion the most galaxy brain moment of the podcast so far? You decide! Tune in for emotional babbling, some comments from Key that either make no sense at all or might be kinda insightful, and Gray somehow working in the phrase: “what’s good Cosmopolitan?” They end the show by breaking down what Harry himself has said about the song/video (1:41:34), wrapping up with closing thoughts (1:50:36), and briefly chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:53:46). Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Links: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/harry-styles-cryptic-tweet-internet-theories https://www.teenvogue.com/story/harry-styles-website-second-album https://www.papermag.com/harry-styles-lights-up-video-2640929048.html https://www.eonline.com/news/1081986/harry-styles-is-oiled-up-and-shirtless-in-new-lights-up-music-video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2qczQqehtA&t=554s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VdFraZo8rM https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/fashion/article/harry-styles-lights-up-harris-reed https://celebmix.com/harry-styles-talks-lights-up-and-cryptic-tweets-on-hits-radio/
April 18, 2021
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
In episode 11, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) break down all things Harry at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards!! After giving a rundown on their Grammys night experiences and a brief discussion on the show overall (8:36), they dive into Harry’s opening performance (12:22), from the band to the song to the all important fit/ the boa of it all (18:53). Next they get into the moment of the night: Harry winning a freakin Grammy!!! (30:16) They talk outfit #2 (35:08) and outfit #3 (40:40) before bringing high school debate club energy to the idea that any of these looks may hint at the aesthetic direction of Harry’s next musical era (43:15). Finally they end the show with a bizarre internet comment regarding the iconic banana dick necklace (53:51), a brief payneful digression, and a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:01:48). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: Grammys Photos: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dx8A2PC3nWCLqV7KBC38fBB7jwJBwPyxEgFNcpyuMgo/edit?usp=sharing https://twitter.com/Grindr/status/1371254822117212163 https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/grammy-awards-2021-recap-moments https://pitchfork.com/news/watch-harry-styles-and-blood-orange-perform-watermelon-sugar-to-kick-off- https://kingstylesdaily.tumblr.com/post/645746041849856002/mollyjanex-last-nights-grammys-was-so-sweet-on https://evermoores.tumblr.com/post/645714343137296384/harry-styles-portrait-studios-2021-grammy https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/harry-styles-grammys-2021-gucci-behind-the-scenes-interview?utm_source=twitter&mbid=social_twitter_vr&utm_medium=social&utm_brand=vogue&utm_social-type=owned&utm_campaign=runway https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/2021-best-grammy-awards-ever-1139720/
March 20, 2021
Grammy Awards Predictions
In episode 10, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) give their predictions and react to listener predictions in the run-up to the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards! After briefly touching on the casting of David Dawson in My Policeman (2:44), Key and Gray discuss the overall plans for this year’s awards show (7:44). They then get into their ideal Harry-at-the-Grammy-Awards scenarios (15:00), followed by what would make them come away from Sunday night’s show feeling satisfied (19:20). Next they get into their predictions regarding the categories Harry is nominated in (22:18), discuss non-awards related predictions including what song Harry might perform, outfit, etc (35:06), and react to some listener submitted Grammy Awards predictions (40:38). Finally they end the show with a return to the would-you-press-the-button game featuring some listener submissions as well as some Grammy related scenarios (45:43), a bizarre internet comment regarding Harry’s relationship with Amazon (54:03), and a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (57:51). Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: Inside the 2021 Grammys: https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/inside-grammys-2021-show-ben-winston-1136850/
March 11, 2021
Harry's Birthday, Don't Worry Darling Wrap, My Policeman Casting & more!
In episode 9, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) cover the various Harry Styles-related news stories from the past month! They begin by getting a little sappy about the international holiday that is Harry’s Birthday (5:12), followed by a breakdown of the various My Policeman updates that have occurred (10:42), including the exciting casting of (newly Golden-Globe-winner) Emma Corrin as Marion! They then get into a discussion of actorry and the decisions Harry has made in his acting career so far, including the ways in which Dunkirk, Don’t Worry Darling, and My Policeman work together as the first three entries in his filmography. That discussion leads them into a breakdown of this month’s Don’t Worry Darling news (37:20), which has now officially wrapped. They get into some of the set photos and costumes that were revealed, some of the cast’s social media posts, and they clown about what this movie will actually be about! Finally Key and Gray briefly discuss both the Beauty Papers restock fiasco (52:56) and some potential Grammys news (58:22) before exasperatedly ranting about twitter behavior in “Must Get Rid of Toxic in Community” (1:03:22), closing out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:06:48). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: Photos from this episode: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hoDk4gY3Fx4PUHhgwgY23-aUIJC_FUBjbs9K89vqdYA/edit?usp=sharing Beauty Papers announcement: https://twitter.com/beautypapersmag/status/1360989780729880580 Grammys: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/grammy-awards-details-no-audience-1234897775/
March 1, 2021
One Direction Spectacular
In episode 8, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) attempt to accomplish a difficult task: a full exploration of Harry’s time in a little band called One Direction. Listeners may want to grab some snacks and settle in, because there’s a lot to cover! First, Key and Gray start out the show by explaining why they wanted to talk about One Direction in the first place, giving a brief history of the band (3:54), and getting into their own personal 1D origin stories (6:15). They then get into the main subject of the episode: a full critique of One Direction’s discography! They start with their overall thoughts and criticisms of 1D’s music (19:19), and then review each of the One Direction albums (Up All Night: 36:30, Take Me Home: 42:44, Midnight Memories: 49:54, Four: 56:59, Made in the AM: 1:02:33). Next they mix it up with a 1D music video speed round (1:11:34) seeing how many piping hot takes they can drop in 15 second increments (listeners should be warned of a take involving a certain Strip That Down singer in the discussion of the Best Song Ever video, lest they be unprepared and, listening while driving, accidentally swerve off the road). Then Key and Gray calm down and discuss the songs that Harry wrote for One Direction (1:31:38) as well as Harry’s current relationship to the band (1:56:45), featuring the ever so controversial topic of a potential 1D reunion. Finally, they close out the show by chatting about non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (2:10:55). Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Links Sherlock in Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viyq9y4hJkI What Makes You Beautiful (Key of Awesome parody): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7CHfqg0wd8 One Direction Music Videos Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfzfU_PtTHJBuMdzWTm0GLaVnF7nRXxHO Gray's "The Complete One Direction" Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/23VzF71pDsw91cdqdEALWvf Olivia by One Direction with Trumpets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfMCHeSKa4 Olivia with Abbey Road Instrumentals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mARSyyqhVH4 Bo Burnham - “Repeat Stuff” : https://youtu.be/nt9c0UeYhFc
February 13, 2021
Fun and Games
In episode 7, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) break down a few of the Harry-related news articles from this week (3:29), including an interview with Jeff Azoff about Harry’s producer Kid Harpoon and interviews with the directors and choreographer of the TPWK music video (will Harry potentially direct his own videos in the future?) They then get into this week’s main segment: a game of would you press the button, Harry Styles edition (10:00)! Key and Gray decide whether they would make the choice and press the button that would give them something they want, like a studio version of Medicine, even if it came with a twist that could potentially sour the deal! Listen to see if they’d want official audio of Medicine even if it was sung in Simlish, Harry to star in a broadway show but with his head shaved, and more! Many thanks to the wonderful listeners of We Blame Harry Styles for submitting such hilarious and at times torturous questions. Then, Key takes a quiz crafted by Gray entitled “which bad We Blame Harry Styles opinion are you” (51:08)! Play along and find out what take you’d be cancelled for here: https://uquiz.com/quiz/KwBCM9/which-bad-we-blame-harry-styles-opinion-are-you Finally they close out the show by chatting about a non-Harry thing that has brought them both joy over the week, which for both hosts happens to be Zayn’s new album Nobody Is Listening (1:03:33). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Links Jeff on Kid Harpoon: https://www.musicweek.com/talent/read/jeffrey-azoff-talks-kid-harpoon-fine-line/082333 Ben and Gabe Turner on the TPWK MV: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/treat-people-with-kindness-harry-styles-video Paul Roberts on TPWK MV: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9509883/harry-styles-treat-people-with-kindness-video-choreographer-paul-roberts-interview/ Ben & Gabe Turner interview in music week: https://www.musicweek.com/talent/read/ben-gabe-turner-on-making-videos-with-harry-styles/082394
January 27, 2021
Behind the Fine Line Cover Shoot
In episode 6, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) break down every detail of the Fine Line cover shoot, paying particular attention to the work of photographer Tim Walker and set designer Shona Heath. After briefly discussing this week’s news (1:00) including some mandatory clowning about Harry’s possible appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2:40), they dive into the main segment (8:23). First Key provides some background on surrealism as an artistic movement with a disclaimer that he is not an art historian (11:57), followed by an explanation from both hosts regarding why they feel delving into the cover shoot for Fine Line is worthwhile more than a year after it was first revealed (16:09). They then dive into an analysis of the album cover photo (19:04), from the color palette and possible artistic influences to the iconic Fine Line pose and the mysterious gloved hand that has lived rent free in the minds of Harries everywhere. After, they move into discussions of the rest of the photos that emerged from the shoot, from the yellow and purple photo deemed “Moose Knuckle” and the photo known simply as “Egg”(33:54) to the infamous Lone Nude (45:03) and more. They then end the main segment with speculation about the potential cover art for HS3 (1:07:47). Key and Gray close out the show by laughing at internet comments in “must get rid of toxic in community” (1:10:24) and chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy throughout the week (1:15:33). Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Links: News: When Harry Met Phoebe: https://tinyurl.com/y2x4wss6 Images and References: The Photos: https://archive.is/lj6kw Tim and Shona Fine Line Parallels: https://archive.is/VaCbK The Garden of Earthly Delights: https://tinyurl.com/y6xa5fo8 Inside the Arcane World of Gucci: https://tinyurl.com/y3h8pu2f Saint Lucy’s Extra Set of Eyes: https://tinyurl.com/y3xfrpuw Surrealism: Surrealism: https://tinyurl.com/yxp6jybz Queer Surrealism: https://tinyurl.com/y5seml28 Fine Line Cover: i-D: https://tinyurl.com/y238zhtn Vox: https://tinyurl.com/yy5njey5 Harry Styles: https://tinyurl.com/y5ntf2qx Tim Walker: Bio: https://tinyurl.com/y5fs6ksu In Conversation: https://tinyurl.com/y4oq3tkq Tim Walker - Art of Style: https://tinyurl.com/y2sdo3m8 Tim Walker - The Guardian: https://tinyurl.com/y586hha6 Wonderful Things: https://tinyurl.com/yysvwbbz Shona Heath: Bio: https://tinyurl.com/yxgdsesy Shona Heath - Sotheby's (YouTube): https://tinyurl.com/y55qwm55 Shona Heath - Sotheby's (Print): https://tinyurl.com/y6sdmczy Shona Heath on Fashion https://tinyurl.com/y6lvjeho
January 18, 2021
TPWK MUSIC VIDEO!
In the first episode of 2021, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) briefly go over some news from the past week and then get right into the thing we have all been waiting for: the music video for Treat People With Kindness! First, Gray breaks down the timeline of the release (4:16), from when the news was hinted at months ago to where the hosts were when it dropped. Key then recaps the video (13:30), and then both hosts describe their initial reactions (16:40) followed by an in-depth breakdown of the video’s artistic elements (19:44) including casting, costuming, choreography and the dreaded black & white vs color debate. They then analyze the themes of the video (38:31), paying particular attention to how gender is handled and how that relates to the video and song’s commentary on reflecting on the past. They decide where the TPWK video fits into their personal rankings of all of the Fine Line music videos featuring some very draggable opinions (44:35), and clown maybe more than they’ve ever clowned as they speculate about what they think might be coming next in Harry’s career trajectory (50:30). Finally they laugh at internet comments in “must get rid of toxic in community” (56:46), this week including the new addition of a comment that’s funny on purpose (1:01:50), and close out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:02:58). Links Twitter Moment: https://mobile.twitter.com/i/events/1345916004958937094 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
January 6, 2021
2020 Year in Review
In the last episode of 2020 (thank god), hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) go over the only significant news from the past week: the Treat People With Kindness leaked clip!!! (2:30). After clowning about that glorious moment, they get into the main topic of the episode: a review of the past year in Harry’s career. They pick their favorite casual (7:22) professional (12:35) and *cough* sexy (16:15) looks of 2020, and then give a quick recap of all the main events that happened this year (18:16). They then count down their top 3 Harry moments from 2020 (20:15). Finally they close out the show by giving out an award for the most headache-inducing discourse of the past year in “must get rid of toxic in community” (36:12), followed by a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them some joy over the week (38:45). Links Zane Lowe Harry Styles Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/45ajL89Zg4UWS7Nv99iehh Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
December 31, 2020
Styling Harry Styles (Fashion in the Fine Line Era)
In episode 3 Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) go over all the news from this past week, including all that happened on the anniversary of Fine Line (2:29), the postponing of Love on Tour Europe, some Kid Harpoon talk featuring the very interesting quote from his interview in News Week as well as some instagram clownery, and Harry maybe performing at the Grammys?! (10:10) Then in the main segment they break down Harry Lambert’s wonderful video with Who What Wear all about the fashion and styling of the Fine Line Era (12:54). Listen for a discussion of the various looks of the era from the Fine Line cover shoot to the iconic JW Anderson cardigan, a discussion about accessorizing and how Harry’s fashion inspires the hosts, and Gray’s questionable take on the Lanvin sheep sweater vest (can you tell who wrote this episode description?) They then get into what looks they wish Harry Lambert had talked about (51:00), what outfits from the Fine Line era they’re not so hot on (59:43), and what they think the legacy of Harry Lambert’s work with Harry Styles will be (1:03:34). Finally they close out the show by laughing at a dumb internet comment in “must get rid of toxic in community” (1:06:07) and chatting about some non-Harry related things that have been bringing them joy over the week (which yes, do exist; 1:08:00). Links: whowhatwear interview: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIvgvXJHu2u/?igshid=1qxm7zw55og7c Harry Lambert styling Harry Styles in One Direction masterpost: https://twitter.com/hes_timelines/status/1338611591852462089 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
December 24, 2020
Fine Line Retrospective
On the one year anniversary of Harry Styles’ sophomore album Fine Line, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) look back at what their initial thoughts on the album were, and reflect on how those thoughts have changed over time. After discussing the news from the past week ranging from clowning about potential hints at HS3 recording (3:43) to Harry’s performance at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball (4:33), Key and Gray discuss what their expectations were for Fine Line going in, their initial listening experiences, and their first reactions to the album (7:33). They then break down their thoughts track by track (21:39), including several instances of emotional babbling from Key and an impassioned rant about the feral earnestness of Treat People With Kindness from Gray. They close out the main segment by diving into questions such as: is Fine Line really all about having sex and feeling sad? (1:18:30) and what will Fine Line’s legacy look like? (1:19:43) Finally they laugh at some dumb internet comments in “must get rid of toxic in community” (1:26:53), and then close out the show (1:30:25). Email us at email@example.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
December 16, 2020
Harry in Variety, Golden BTS and more!
In the first official episode of We Blame Harry Styles, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) break down all the news that happened the week of December 2nd, from Don’t Worry Darling set photos to this year’s Spotify Wrapped, the Golden Behind the Scenes video (8:30), and Harry being active on Instagram! They then discuss Harry’s feature in Variety from the photos to the article (16:52), and then get into a conversation about the Variety Hitmakers’ virtual event (30:00), from Nick Kroll’s throuple comment and the banana necklace to a discussion about Fine Line’s audience and boy band stigma. Finally they clown about potential hints at HS3 (45:54), weigh in on the great “Is Harry Styles an introvert” debate in “must get rid of toxic in community” (51:08), and then close out the show (54:35). Relevant links: Golden music video fashion designer: https://www.vogue.com/article/ss-daley-fashion-designer-harry-styles-golden Rolling Stone’s piece on the Vogue cover: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/harry-styles-dress-conservatives-threatened-1097874/ Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
December 16, 2020
Hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) introduce ourselves and the We Blame Harry Styles podcast! We'll let you know why we decided to start the show and give you an idea of what you can expect going forward.
December 12, 2020