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Released: 2019

Alright pop-aholics, let’s dive into the sugar sweet, 70’s-tinged world of Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar”. Broadly speaking, this hit is a tribute to warm summer evenings, juicy strawberries, sweet watermelon sugar, and the intoxicating allure of a summer romance. Come on the tour, as we break down these tasty verses, hooks, and choruses like a ripe watermelon in July.

The first verse, “Tastes like strawberries / On a summer evenin” embodies the sensory experience of summer. Styles yearns for more of the summer vibe, comparing it to the sweetness of berries. However, it’s not just about physical taste but also a metaphor for savoring the experience of a summer fling – sweet, juicy, and ephemeral.

The refrain, “Breathe me in / Breathe me out / I don’t know if I could ever go without”, signifies the depth of Styles’ longing and infatuation. The act of breath mirrors the act of kissing or being so close to somebody that you could breathe them in. The sentiment here is one of deep attachment, pointing to the intoxicating nature of summer love, hard to “go without”.

“Watermelon sugar high” serves both as the chorus and the hook of the song, establishing the main theme of the track. This term “high” is often used to describe intense excitement or pleasure, suggesting the intense, sweet thrill Harry gets from this infatuation is comparable to a sugar rush — addictive, dizzying, and intense.

The line “Baby, you’re the end of June” in the second verse continues the summertime symbolism. June, being a prime month of summer, is used here to represent the peak of the romantic excitement. He wishes to be “washed away in you”, another line denoting the intensity and depth of his romantic feelings.

Finally, the repeating lines “I just wanna taste it / Watermelon sugar high” is Style’s confession of his desire to continue experiencing the euphoria associated with his summer love. Taking a “taste” is not just about a physical act, but could also refer to wanting to sample or experience a portion of joy or pleasure, emphasizing the addictive nature of his summertime romance.

There you have it folks! Styles penned a catchy, rhythmic ode to summer that’s as refreshing as a slice of watermelon on a hot day – full of juicy metaphors and ripe with romantic imagery. While the message may seem simple on the surface, Styles infuses depth and emotional intensity into otherwise ordinary experiences of summer love.

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