The hit album 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles actually started with advice. He was talking to one of his friends about his music and his friend said: "You have to make the album you want right now." That according to Styles is what sealed the deal. What came out of that advice he says is that "I ended up making the album that I wanted to make when it wasn't just about trying to make what people like". And boy, aren't we thankful for it!
About his earlier albums, he confessed he was only playing safe. He said that it very much felt like he was "bowling with the sides up a little bit". Fine Line, then is about the real Styles. He also added that "If you're just trying to please people, the worst thing that can happen is it doesn't go well, and you regret the fact that you didn't make what you wanted to make," he says. "The best thing that can happen is it goes really well, and part of you probably still regrets not making what you wanted to make."
Styles informed that in the beginning, he wanted the album to be successful. To give what the fans are asking for. When he did that he found out that he was not satisfied with any of the music he was creating. That is when he took the advice and wrote what he actually felt. Being able to write what he wanted to make him "so much more free and joyous."
"The times when I was happiest were some of the happiest times of my life, and the times when I was sadder were some of the lowest times of my life. And I think that's kind of what the album's all about". The Dunkirk star said the album is the "fine line" between joy and sadness".