Harry Styles, former member of One Direction, surprised fans by debuting two new songs, “Anna” and “Medicine” on the kick off of his World Tour in Switzerland.
The concert took place on Sunday in Basel, Switzerland, the first location of the extensive European leg of his tour.
Donned in his shiny black suit, the 24-year-old sings, “I don’t want your sympathy/ But you don’t know what you do to me/ Oh, Anna/ Every time I see your face, there’s only so much I can take/ Oh, Anna.”
Although fans have dubbed the song as “Anna”, this has not been confirmed as the official title of the track.
Snippets of the guitar acoustic hook from George Michaels’ song ‘Faith’ were also mashed into the track. One thing is certain: Styles has certainly left fans wondering who this mysterious Anna is.
Fans were quick to capture the tracks.
sincehestyles: Oh anna!! pic.twitter.com/2FidZR0QgE
— Harry Styles Updates. (@TheHarrySource) March 11, 2018
Here’s a full video of Harry performing the song dubbed ‘Anna’:
Full video of Harry performing ‘Anna’: https://t.co/NyzZHE5zLA
— Harry Styles Updates (@KingHSUpdates) March 11, 2018
Styles’ self-titled solo debut album came out almost a year ago, hence fans were ecstatic at the chance to hear his new tracks.
The second new track, titled Medicine, is deeper and more intense in melody. The catchy chorus goes, “Can I take my medicine, take my medicine/ Rest it on your fingertips/ Up to your mouth, feeling it out/ Feeling it out.”
Here’s a fan video of Harry singing the song below:
— nads (@dimploux) March 11, 2018
During the concert, Style’s also covered songs from his former band, including ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, ‘If I Could Fly’ and ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, along with his much-lauded cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’.
A fan posted a tweet sharing a song list of Styles’ remaining tour, which along with One Direction songs will also cover a bit of Ariana Grande’s ‘Just a Little Bit of Your Heart’, a song he helped co-write.
Meanwhile, one fan has started a petition on Twitter for Harry to release the studio version of his new track, ‘Medicine’.
Some fans have also taken to Twitter and Instagram to share their reaction on the two new songs.
The remaining tour will continue to take Europe by storm through mid-April, then will hit Australia, Asia and circle back to South and Central America.
On June 5, he will play at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The full tour dates are available here.