“Golden” by Harry Styles
In the song “Golden”, Harry Styles is praising a particular individual, i.e. the addressee. The general suggestion would be that this is in fact a romantic interest, as in his mate or someone whom he is now trying to get with in that regard. And basically, the metaphors used in the first verse contribute to the idea of this individual being a better person than Harry himself, specifically under the singer’s own perception.
And he starts of the second verse by stating his desire not to be alone, which within the context of the song means being devoid of the addressee. Then he concludes the passage by symbolically indicating that his relationship with this individual has some type of monumental, positive effect on his life. And all of these sentiments ultimately lead us to Styles claiming that this person is “so golden”, i.e. an exceptional human being whom he is clearly in love with.
He understands that he is ‘out of his head’, as in overly infatuated with her. But still his love is apparently real. Moreover the reason he seems to be bigging up this individual in such a manner is in an effort to convince her to love him freely. For it would appear that she is interested in going there with the singer yet is hesitant to do so due to the fear of having her heart broken.
Facts about “Golden”
Kid Harpoon in conjunction with Tyler Johnson co-produced and co-wrote this track.
And the other writers are Mitch Rowland and Harry Styles.
The crew wrote the song while at Shangri-La, the famous recording studio which is owned by Rick Rubin. And Harry developed an affinity towards listening to it while driving down the California coast.
The album “Golden” is featured on is Harry’s “Fine Line”, with both the album and the song being issued by Columbia Records on 13 December 2019. FYI, “Golden” didn’t come out as a single from the album.