Harry Styles took a break from his tour on Monday to enjoy a round of golf with Carolina Hurricanes players at Old Chatham Golf Club in North Carolina.
The singer, 27, who is known for his quirky and stylish ensembles, sported a yellow polo shirt, blue trousers and a baseball cap as he posed alongside Ice hockey stars Martin Nečas, 22, and Sebastian Aho, 24.
The former One Direction star had personally contacted the hockey team’s owner Tom Dundon and Hurricanes’ advisor Justin Williams to arrange the meeting.
Day off: Harry Styles took a break from his tour on Monday to enjoy a round of golf with Carolina Hurricanes players Martin Nečas, 22, and Sebastian Aho, 24 at Old Chatham Golf Club in North Carolina
Speaking to NHL.com Martin said: ‘He’s so famous, I didn’t know what to expect, he’s just a normal guy.’
‘He was humble, making jokes and it surprised me. He’s one of the best singers in the world and is also incredibly nice.’
Sebastian said ‘it was such a fun day and Harry is a ‘super nice guy and quite a good golfer as well.’
The day of leisure comes after Harry admitted his song Watermelon Sugar is partially about the ‘female orgasm.’
Leisure: The former One Direction star had personally contacted the hockey team’s owner Tom Dundon and Hurricanes’ advisor Justin Williams to arrange the meeting
Letting them in: The day of leisure comes after Harry admitted his song Watermelon Sugar is partially about the ‘female orgasm’
The star made the saucy confirmation during a concert in Nashville last week – as part of his Love On Tour shows.
The hitmaker trailed off as he told fans ‘this song is about…it doesn’t really matter what it’s about’ before cheekily saying the 2019 song is ‘about the sweetness of life.’
The musician, who previously delved into his sex life on Fine Line, then gave a raunchier explanation for the song, much to the enjoyment of his fans.
‘It’s also about the female orgasm, but that’s totally different….It’s not really relevant,’ he said.
Watermelon Sugar was co-written by Styles, Mitch Rowland, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon, with the latter two serving as its producers.
The track itself was rumoured to have been inspired by the musician’s former girlfriend, Camille Rowe.
The model, who dated the singer from 2017 until 2018, previously expressed that she was a fan of Richard Brautigan’s post-apocalyptic novel In Watermelon Sugar during an interview with Elle.
Staying vague: The singer began his performance of the song by expressing that he did not put much value into the track’s meaning
Raunchy: He then noted that Watermelon Sugar was ‘also about the female orgasm, but that’s totally different’; he is seen in March of last year
Background: The track was included on Styles’ album Fine Line and its title was rumored to have been inspired by Richard Brautigan’s book In Watermelon Sugar
The song was made available to the public directly after the performer hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in November of 2019.
Watermelon Sugar was well-received by music critics after its release, and it went on to peak at the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Styles went on to take home the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance for his work on the track.
Its music video was also made available to the public last May, and the musician received much praise for his conduct on the project’s set.
Earlier this year, co-songwriter Kid Harpoon spoke to MusicWeek and spoke about the singer’s impressive sense of lyricism.
Visuals: Watermelon Sugar was well-received upon its initial release and a music video was made available to the public last May
He noted: ‘At first, and I get this quite a lot with his lyrics, I thought, ‘That’s kind of weird.’ Then you’re like, ‘Man, it’s brilliant.’ I remember thinking that with this. Harry’s so good at lyrics, he’s really growing into his own thing.’
The musician then expressed that the song’s main line was a bit vague to the other songwriters, although they were happy with their end result.
‘We had this Watermelon Sugar High line and it was like, ‘What’s that all about? What does that even mean?’ It was funny, everything put in a poetic way is,’ he stated.
High praise: The track’s co-producer, Kid Harpoon, expressed that Styles was ‘so good at lyrics, he’s really growing into his own thing’; the singer is seen last month
The producer, born Thomas Edward Percy Hull, also remarked that the line resonated with many listeners as a result of its whimsical yet genuine quality.
‘One of the reasons that song connected so much is because of the lyric, I think it’s just fun, but it doesn’t feel dumb, in a weird way,’ he said.
Kid Harpoon briefly touched on the track’s sexual interpretation by many fans and recalled that the songwriters simply enjoyed the main line without much reflection.
‘I don’t want to get too graphic, but we were saying it could be about this or this… We just thought it was funny,’ he said.
Face value: The producer also expressed that Watermelon Sugar’s title did not hold much weight with its songwriters, who ‘just thought it was funny’; Styles is seen in 2020
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