Harry’s is coming for the cosmetic and fragrance world!
I’ve just heard exclusively that Alessandro Michelle (creative director of Gucci) is shocked and feels betrayed that Harry has been playing him all along, and stealing corporate intelligence to outdo him with his own line.
Alessandro has since ordered that all remaining inventory of his fragrance collab with Harry be tossed out. Look, I don’t make the rules. I just deliver the news. This is a sad end to a once iconic friendship.
DISCLAIMER:This is a joke…
Who else is here for beauty influencer Harry?! If this is real and he actually does this, it would crack so many heads and end so many careers!! Harry is quite literally trying to take over the world right now. He needs to have several seats.
It all began when this fan posted a tweet on May 28th about Harry’s new company being registered in the UK, reportedly called Pleased As Holdings Limited (whatever the hell that means.) Apparently his longtime assistant Emma Spring is the co-director of this company as well.
Then a few days later on May 30th, Mike Adam (radio DJ and huge proponent of all the 1D boys solo careers over the years) tweeted out his own half-baked version of the news, claiming a trademark had been filed for Harry’s cosmetic line, which is speculated to be called “Styles, Harry Edwards.” This is what birthed all the rumors that the company would therefore naturally be called S.H.E.
Yup, that’s about it. Very little fact, very much rumor and speculation. Unfortunately for everyone involved, there seems to be no real, reliable source for this information, apart from the screenshot of the registry for Pleased As Holdings Limited. However, the speculation that it would be a cosmetics company may be warranted, as it is found within this registry towards the bottom.
However, the speculation that it will be called Styles, Harry Edward is easily debunked, since it seems to be derived from the manner in which his name is written at the top of the registry. Oh my lord, don’t people know that a lot of business documents list the last name first? Hahaha oh boy—I hate getting excited for nothing (as far as the name S.H.E. is concerned, but I am still excited if Harry is launching a cosmetics line!)
So that’s pretty much the end of this story, which was all generated by the rabid Twitter rumor mill. Take from it what you will, and remember nothing is confirmed yet, least of all that it will be called S.H.E.
DISCLAIMER:Yellow Metal = Gold. As in Green & Gold. You’re an absolute clown if you’re still denying Zarry. Especially after Fine Line.
I don’t know what’s happening. Zayn is a rapper now, Daniaal is leaking songs, and this one (Yellow Metal) is the length of an entire album. Help. I just woke up to people telling me about this on the Discussion Post (thanks btw, I appreciate the people who bring news here! 🙂 )
It’s very apparent Zayn gave him permission to post this. This is the direct link:Click here!
This is a link to a full lyric thread (with convenient timestamps) that is the most accurate set of lyrics I’ve personally seen so far (which many people shared here yesterday. Thank you!) A lot of the other transcripts are very off:
Zayn apparently sampled a song called “Qudeo Malo” in “Yellow Metal,” the intro of which samples the Charles Bukowski poem called “Style.” This is funny because Harry actually used the same poem for his intro to “Golden” for his December 2019 show, and we all know Charles Bukowski is one of Harry’s favorite writers. (Credit to the people who discovered this.)
Was this deliberate on Zayn’s part, or is this supposed to be another of those cosmic coincidences??
My interpretation of some of the lyrics are below.
Also, I might as well add it here! The Sequel is officially on the way, beginning in June. It will be called “Neon Red”based off of a lyric in Zayn’s “Tightrope.” Here is the first look at the cover:
This book will pick up right where This Thing Upon Me left off, in February 2017, and span several years until 2019. It will be told entirely from Zayn’s perspective, and will cover flashbacks from late 2013-2015. I plan to release a few chapters in the first week of June, and then take my time to build out the story from there. Thanks for all your support!!
First thing we need to observe here is the title. “Yellow-Metal” is another name for Gold. It sounds very much like Zayn is adopting his role in the whole “Green & Gold” unit. He is referring to himself as the Gold/Yellow part.
I can’t possibly analyze every line of this song. It’s practically a podcast. It’s 24min long. I believe it is multiple songs added into one file. I tried to transcribe it for you all, got two full pages down and had been doing it for about half an hour, when I realized I was still only at minute-3. And it’s infuriating because I’m a word-whore so I like to read and understand every single word of the things I consume. Especially song lyrics.
I like to let them marinate inside my brain and heart so I can get a fuller understanding of the motivating emotions behind the song, beyond just the initial listen. The trouble is, Zayn can mumble sometimes, so he can be incredibly difficult to transcribe. I listened to every line of what I did write like 5 times each, which is why it becomes so time consuming. So I gave up.
What I will say before we begin, is that I’m impressed. Super impressed. He sounds really good, he has flow, the delivery is impeccable, and his lyricism astounds me. It grows leaps and bounds anytime we hear something new from him. So I commend the effort he put into writing this, regardless of whether or not I will ever fully understand what it is he is trying to convey.
Here is my failed attempt at a transcript below:
Dark matter like paint splatters they fit better. The old saying, the way it goes: better the devil you do, than you don’t know. I hit pedals and switch levels my heart metal. I can’t settle I’m part troubled and not subtle. I fuck good, so fuck cuddles (?) burst bubbles. The thirst levels at new highs, I down bubbles and got better till I felt high and my face puzzled. Felt mumbled far-strung and your floors wooden. The thought might be (???) of fortnight, and I thought right. It’s all bark and it’s no bite. I’m torn (?) still embarking on a dream. Took a bit of time to take darkness from the team. Seen what I seen. Heart lives on the sleeve. Tried to burn my wings so I put them in a piece on my chest. At peace, no rest. Flip this on its head. Rip the script up now flipping dark things. Slip the shit again. Fakers all around me and they living in pretense. Fake friends won’t make amends. There’s no need these mean queens control the scenes. They take a seat cause the span (?) is weak and they spam the news (?) where the family need and the planet bleeds the damaged trees. It’s never leaving till we are saints so fuck the fence. The told did stuck in color it’s fuck the feds. You must be worth it I mean it you know you had (???) neve guilty of judging. I used to dread growing my beard too long, never felt I belonged but it’s been long like a minute I ain’t looking to no mans for the lyrics to feeling timid I’m telling them who they mimic why healing them like a clinic I’m too swagged they get no women. Still just fucking girls lost in their own world. Jurassic nothing is vermin kicking the game I’m swerving these losers are never learning, my fire’s forever burning. Adding it to my fuel, seems like I’m always focused on never becoming you. These jokers are always feigning they slaughter us (?) for a reason I’m seeing my new beginnings, watch how this loser’s winning in waters too deep to swim in like combat I see me killing now mortal without a limit, flawless and feeling lawless. Their prisoner now to the gimmicks my (???????) set to swim in. I’m watching you bitches plummet no matches now for my cunning. You rappers are feeling done in, switching your genre, running-running your jaws, stunting. Colored and straw something I think you’re a poor effort. Definite tour (?) definite I hate (????) living near my element riding it like sentinel never lose me to fentanyl, scared when I take Benadryl, keeping it green and general. Think you remain relevant look at yourself with reverence, hoping to always elevate. Celibate of these thoughts killing themselves with sedatives in comparison to Eminem you’re feeling feminine and politically correct. Still jumping on my neck and I never give a fuck what they say about my shit. I’ve been moving things in my mind like (??) do. Memories make me wonder if they amount to you. What’s the purpose that you do this, are you hoping that they learn? I like to say I’m done but it’s getting up on my nerve. Looking at my life saying what do I deserve? It’s hard to say I know when we’re walking through the dirt. Talking about do nothing I can see for what it’s worth. I’m tired of feeling hurt and I’ve tried enough in works. I’m racking up excuses while I’m slacking off at work. Shit-chatting is the usual I’m taking with this clerk. I beg you don’t include me I might write it on my shirt so that every time they see me that they always know it’s worth.My life is potent I did some fucked shit till they took notice. Weren’t no hocus pocus it was hard work that got me heard so I put in a graph like google maps; got the whole earth. Riding round till my dome hurt. Taking over like the Mormons (?)
Now I will instead cherry pick the lyrics that stand out to me the most. Not necessarily the Zarry lyrics only, but any sentiments that are clear enough for me to feel confident I understand what he is saying.
The old saying, the way it goes: better the devil you do, than you don’t know. Basically he is referencing the old adage “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” Which according to Merriam Webster means: “—used to say that it is better to deal with a difficult person or situation one knows than with a new person or situation that could be worse.” For me, this could mean many things. But it also could very well mean he’s choosing to stick to the Hadids despite how bad things have become, because the familiarity makes the situation easier, as opposed to…idk, finding a new beard lol. I made a similar point in my recent Q&A video. He’s sticking with Gigi because imo if he leaves her he’s done. No other woman will put up with this toxic dysfunctional confusing shit. It’s either that or be alone completely, or be with Harry, which will expose him.
The thirst levels at new highs, I down bubbles and got better till I felt high and my face puzzled. This sounds like a metaphor for yearning or wants in life, which he describes as “thirst” and then he uses the extended metaphor of himself drinking “bubbles” which typically refers to champagne?? So alcohol. And he still felt high of course because he was now drunk. (Side note, I’m so sorry, but this made me think of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory when Charlie and his grandad drink the soda and then they start floating and they reach the ceiling, and then they have to burp to get down. Ahhh, I tell ya. Good times, good times.)
It’s all bark and it’s no bite. Hmm…could he be referring to himself here? I think so. This is what some of us constantly accuse Zayn of. Talking a big game (like in Tightrope) and then doing nothing, or falling back on his old media gimmicks with Gigi. He never actually makes the move he keeps alluding to.
Heart lives on the sleeve. Indicates vulnerability and exposing your feelings for the world to see all the time. This is very Harry, and it’s very unlike Zayn who is a cloaked, tight-lipped, introverted person. Someone else also said it could be referencing the two hearts Harry has tattooed on his arm (which he kissed for Zayn) and I agree.
Took a bit of time to take darkness from the team. This instantly puts me in mind of the band. Almost like he felt he was a sacrificial lamb of sorts and his leaving alleviated their burden somehow. Or like he felt he was holding the band down with his style, or complicating things with his inability to fit in. Or the team could be another group he is a part of, where he similarly feels he needed to “take one for the team” or suffer for the team, such as his family perhaps?
Fakers all around me and they living in pretense. Fake friends won’t make amends. Is he finally starting to wake up and see he is surrounded by a family of leeches and clout-chasers who are forcing/encouraging him to play make believe and play house with Gigi?
There’s no need these mean queens control the scenes. Lol is he talking about the gay mafia? They’re real, you know. Watch your back, Zayn. He could also be referring to Hollywood elites that run things behind the scenes. This seems to be the second reference he’s made to gays in Hollywood, like in Calamity. He says something like “I’ve seen actors at the BAFTAS be more straight.” Sounds like some internalized homophobia, or a bit of projection going on there. Who’s gonna tell him?
I used to dread growing my beard too long, never felt I belonged but it’s been long like a minute I ain’t looking to no mans for the lyrics to feeling timid I’m telling them who they mimic why healing them like a clinic I’m too swagged they get no women. Alright, sir, chill. This seems to be a major reference to the band days, and how he would be discouraged from growing facial hair because it made him look older than the other boys. And he seems to be bragging about his songwriting ability as compared to other people.
I’m swerving these losers are never learning, my fire’s forever burning. Adding it to my fuel, seems like I’m always focused on never becoming you. This could be a hit at his dad? Or even just at other people in his life whose paths he is reluctant to follow and whose positions he doesn’t seem to respect. Quite derogatory and arrogant language from Zayn in this whole thing.
I’m seeing my new beginnings, watch how this loser’s winning in waters too deep to swim in like combat I see me killing now mortal without a limit, flawless and feeling lawless. This is a cool line. But what are his “new beginnings” I wonder. He seems to be doing all the same shit to me, with a baby added on top.
I’m watching you bitches plummet, no matches now for my cunning. Ngl, that line was kinda hard, yo.
…living near my element riding it like sentinel never lose me to fentanyl, scared when I take Benadryl, keeping it green and general. Kind of dark, but I love the lyricism here. Genius stuff. A sentinel is a soldier btw. Fentanyl is a highly addictive, highly potent drug that is killing a lot of addicts in America right now. It’s being laced in a lot of pills and other substances. Benadryl is allergy medicine that can make you very drowsy. Keeping it green and general means he’s sticking to weed, I believe. So for everyone speculating that he’s doing hard drugs he’s saying stfu hahaha.
Memories make me wonder if they amount to you. I feel like when he mentions memories he is referring to Harry. Idk I just feel that way. Like when he opened Calamity talking about “nostalgia.”
I’m tired of feeling hurt and I’ve tried enough in works. I’m racking up excuses while I’m slacking off at work. Shit-chatting is the usual I’m talking with this clerk. I beg you don’t include me I might write it on my shirt so that every time they see me that they always know it’s worth.
This last stanza seems like it could be about Harry really. Like Zayn is tried of the struggle to contain everything, and tired of being pressured to expose everything at the same time? Idk, just a vague thought I had. The threat to put something on a shirt sounds almost like a metaphor, for exposing something???
I did some fucked shit till they took notice. What is he referring to? Leaving the band? Leaving Islam? What did he do? Or is it referring to something messed up he did behind the scenes that the public is unaware of?
(Music changes @ 4:00)
It’s been a while since I smiled at a milestone. He maybe isn’t finding much joy in his achievements anymore? Why though?
Me against the world. He still feels like an Island. Super alienated. Hmmm…
Overcome all these stunts that I pulled. Ya don’t say.
This life it don’t give you no armor. A lot on this earth that could harm ya. Yes we know, sir.
Do you still believe I’m a fool for ever leaving. Sounds like another band reference.
I’ve had enough of being my own enemy. It’s time I grew up, a long way from 17. Always went against the grain. Struggles in my life. Got some things to say when I stand up on the mic. I ain’t dropping this for fame I need this time like therapy to keep me sane. Music remains his only true therapeutic outlet, and it leads me to believe he does a lot of these rap songs to express himself. Like Calamity or Lucozade. But what strikes me the most is there are so many indications that on some level he suffers from a kind of PTSD from his time in the band (which we already know was quite traumatic for him as far as his mental health and the stress levels and the eating disorder and the general feelings of rejection and alienation.)
Don’t say I can’t communicate when you know I conversate with you in several different ways. And I know you know it’s reverence cause I’m looking at your face. Who is he talking to? Harry?
Can’t justify mistakes. Like every man that made them seems I ain’t the one to blame. Lying to myself only had so much to gain. At least he’s acknowledging that he’s been lying to himself and possibly shifting blame away from himself for his mistakes.
Surround myself with real ones and you feel the plastic melt. He keeps talking about fakery, I would love to see what comes of this mindset. Will he remain in the clutches of the Hadids? Will he return to his family? Since Daniaal posted this, I wonder if it is any indication.
(7:40 Music changes)
Feeling trapped, this industry is a cage. Yeah, we know.
(8:30 Music changes)
(Side note: I love how he references ’93 like he was born in the 60s or something lol)
Seems to be referencing the state of the world and how conflicted he is about speaking out on certain issues. He references facing racism which we know he has, and getting kicked out of school for fighting or “hitting” the kids who called him “Paki” He also references how he was made to believe he was the issue when all along it was the people who were discriminating against him, I believe.
How can I be civil when they got me by the throat. This is so good. He even makes reference to people I believe telling him his skin is “too light” to be discriminated against. And he’s like, ok MF how about you try to take my name up on a flight and see what happens. Which is true. When the band was first starting out, I believe his book references how they would give him trouble, basically racial profiling him at airport security. And it happened more than once I believe.
He goes on to talk about the evils of the music industry and how he’s overcome so much, and how writing has helped him through these things.
Apparently there’s a new leaked song by Zayn called “Leave Before You Love Me”. This is apparently a demo Zayn did for a potential collab with DJ Marshmello, which was eventually passed on to the Jonas Brothers? Please correct me if I’m wrong. Here’s the Jonas Brother’s version which was released on May 21, 2021. Of course it doesn’t compare to Zayn’s, but it’s worth a listen lol.
Their version is lovely too (it sounds a bit more up-tempo and more committed to the retro vibes than Zayn’s mellow, less polished demo version) and the song is sonically more fitting for their style, in my opinion. The lyrics, however, are so absurdly fitting for Zayn as a person—it’s wild. I resonate with them more when Zayn sings it, because he tends to deliver everything with an unforgiving emotionality. His vocals are just too rich and overflowing with…melancholy? I wonder if he had a hand in writing it? Unfortunately I’ve seen no proof of that thus far, but we should all keep searching lol.
I saw everyone talking about this on the Discussion Post so I brought it over here to further that discussion.
This is Daniaal Malik, so he seems to be a trusted source:
Why do the Jonas brothers get all of Zayn’s sloppy seconds??? For real, it’s just like “Once Chance To Dance”Hahahahaha—
**record screeches to a halt** Oh shit, mentioning sloppy seconds is hella awkward because…well:
Nevermind! I’m gonna leave that alone. What a sticky situation! Suffice it to say, Zayn has a strange history with the Jonas Brothers. Well, with Joe. It’s mainly with Joe. Joe is the issue here. He steals all Zayn’s songs, so Zayn just turned right around and stole his girl….or something like that. Revisionist history!
Oh dear, things just keeps getting more awkward here, don’t they? Yikes:
Sheesh, how do so many of Zayn’s songs get leaked? Is he doing it himself? Are they songs he wants out there even if they don’t officially become apart of his discography? I have so many questions, sir. For now, I suppose I need to direct my questions at everyone else.
1.) Did Zayn write this? How can we be assured that he did?
2.) When was it written and recorded? Is there any confirmation that he was working with any of these producers recently? I can’t find any.
3.) Why didn’t he release it himself?
4.) What do you think of the song? Any relation to Zarry? I personally feel the lyrics are incredibly fitting for a certain time period (cough 2015 cough) but if there’s no proof that Zayn wrote this, then it’s just reckless speculation on my part to relate it to Zarry, and maybe the lyrics are just a coincidence?
It is quite wild to listen to though, hearing him express these things that sound so raw and close to home. Although he’s talking about leaving someone in the dead of night (gosh the imagery of that is poignant as hell, especially if you picture an ill-lit hotel room in Hong Kong **violently jots down notes for the sequel**) there is a vulnerability and honesty here that I respect. Again, even though he’s ditching someone, I totally get it. “Gotta leave before you love me…” is a relatable sentiment, and I also feel it’s very Zayn. “I’d rather be lonely than wrapped around your body too tight…”
The vivid lyrics about being “naked” and all the stuff about the “bed” in general are very Zayn as well. So is wanting to stick to the physical chemistry, as opposed to risking getting his heart broken by involving emotions like “love.” So is the lyric about being “on the edge.” That was Zayn’s intro to “Mind Of Mine” and it’s also where I believe his head was in 2015. Lastly, I feel comfortable insisting this carries a Zaynesque sentiment (which it fits my personal Zarry theory **maniacal laughter**) because it’s the exact same sentiment he expresses in the uber emotional “Golden” from 2015.
Listening to these to songs (LBYLM and Golden) back to back (which is not recommended btw if you value your sanity and peace of mind) makes the respective lyrics unbelievably more dynamic. Almost like we’ve suddenly been gifted with a 360 degree image of what was once only a one-dimensional notion about Zarry’s shared past. Then enters Harry’s response to Zayn’s “Golden,” also boldly titled “Golden,” which further paints a picture and adds clarity a few years down the road.
Oh boy, I can’t breathe-
I hope and I hope you’ll still be fine I know that it’s bright, look through the light and see It’s meant to be I know that it’s bright, look through the light and see It’s meant to be
Take me back to the light…I know you were way too bright for me
Listening to these three songs back-to-back are a killshot. Just don’t do it. Just don’t listen to them in the same day, or month, or year for crying out loud! They pull at my heart strings like a bish. It’s just so damn….ROMANTIC? Gah!!
Curses! We still have no clue if Zayn even wrote this song, or when. So relating it to Zarry right now feels like a stretch. I’ll leave it at that. Would love to hear your thoughts!
1. For those asking, I am working on The Sequel. I hope to have a few chapters out by the first week of June. However, after that, I can’t promise weekly updates just yet. Probably every few weeks I’ll be able to put new chapters out, because unlike the last book, nothing has been written in advance. I’ll be writing it all as we move along. So it is coming. Thank you!
2. The website will host The Sequel whenever it gets here next month. However, I will still be uploading excerpts (portions) of every chapter onto Wattpad like usual with a link to the full chapter that leads here.
3. We have a new Homepage for the website. Instead of the homepage leading to the Posts Archive page, it will now take you straight to the Discussions Post, since that is always the most viewed post on the website. Please drop questions, new proof, and content requests there, as I will be checking it everyday and it is the homepage now. The old discussion posts will still have all the old comments, but will now link to the new homepage.
4. The website has a new comment section! Finally I found something with much better functionality. It should allow you to upvote comments if you want, and hit “read more” for longer comments, so that the website and comment threads will be easier to navigate. I believe you can also attach images. And you now have a window of about 15min to edit comments if you need to! Check it out here!