Golden (By Harry Styles)

Zayn’s “Golden” is about departure, reassurance, and enduring love. Harry’s “Golden” is about reconciliation, need, and hope. With centerpiece songs like “Intermission: Flower” and lyrics in Zayn’s “Golden” about his love for Harry only growing, it’s clear they had unfinished business to attend to, and Harry was encouraged to pursue their relationship after the band.




Yellow-Metal = Gold. It’s simple really. There is only one plausible reason Zayn chose to refer to himself (not just his rap title but also himself) as Yellow Metal. He was 1000% adopting his role in the Green & Gold unit, but also more specifically, he was adopting Harry’s latest term of endearment for him: Golden.

In Zayn’s “Golden” from 2016, he refers to their love (in vague terms) as being golden. However, in Harry’s “Golden” (his 2019 response to Zayn’s) he tells his lover that THEY are golden. Hence his excessive use of the color yellow (gold) during the promo of Fine Line:

Hence Harry saying “yellow” twice in his Beauty Paper Magazines interview:

Zayn = Gold This is something we’ve always known and have always called him. LITERALLY Green & Gold. Now all of a sudden we have Zayn calling himself Yellow Metal, straight up. You know, everyone (including some Larries and other non-Zarries) conceded that From The Dining Table could be about Zayn because the lyrics were so spot-on and obvious. So this time, Harry made it beyond clear for us all, yet people are choosing to ignore it.

Once we understand that Harry’s “Golden” is by far the most direct and undeniable Zarry proof there is, gifted to us straight from the horse’s mouth in 2019, only then can we truly appreciate what this song means, and how courageous an offering it was on Harry’s part.


Vulnerability reigns here, first and foremost, as Harry admitted in his Beats 1 interview with Zayn Lowe. (22:30)

He said as soon as he wrote it, he instinctively knew it was Track One. He even said it’s the perfect PCH song (Pacific Coast Highway is a highly scenic stretch of road in California) and that when he cruises down the PCH, he listens to this song.

She actually made an appearance in Chapter 37 of This Thing Upon Me when he was writing “Sweet Creature” in the car! 🙂

Harry is so sentimental. Him doing this is such a heartfelt sentiment when you think of how inextricably this song is tied to Zayn. It’s almost like he’s imaging them together in this beautiful tranquility. He wanted and needed “Golden” to be first up on the tracklist, and this is a far greater indication of who the album is about than an admittedly unrelated voice-note admittedly tagged onto the end of a finished song in post-production.

For me, the placement of this track informs the listener precisely who and what this album will address. It’s about Harry’s quest to find himself, and in the process hopefully regain Paradise Lost. Paradise = the man he loves without limit. His world. His absolute muse.

“Flanked by fields of sunflowers, hand in hand we walk. As the gentle sound of nature surrounds us while we talk. The sunflowers give the scenery a warm and golden hue….a garden winds around the house and daisies poke through grass… Imagine someone loving you that much. You can’t. You simply can’t.

Side Note: Gigi likes to call Zayn her “muze” and I find that laughable. In what way is he her muse? From what we’ve seen, she doesn’t truly understand that notion, nor does she execute it in any convincing way, which Harry has done since he was at least 18. For her it’s just another wannabe-cutesy thing to comment on social media to have people fawn over their relationship. There is no meaningful substance to that claim.

She is a poser when it comes to pretending to be obsessed with Zayn (trying to mimic Harry’s passion) and nothing bears that out more than the way Harry has truly sacrificed and capitulated for this man for nearly 10 years (including watching him be with other people in public, and resorting to his art to express how he feels about him. That is bona fide unconditional love. A notion Gigi clearly struggles with, since her support of Zayn is selective at best, and her relationship with him is a glorified transaction—an exchange of questionable currencies.)


PAGE TWO: MORE “ZAYN” EASTER EGGS

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Adnil
Adnil
22 days ago

I swear… if hs3 has a song with the words “yellow metal”in it… we will all just die….😂😂🤣🤣

ZNM
ZNM
22 days ago

This is kinda random but theres this singer, Jake scott, and he has a song called “she” and on spotify the picture is a sunflower😂,and last week he released an EP titled “goldenboy”. Maybe ive gone mad but I found it quite funny

Adnil
Adnil
1 month ago

Thank you AD once again for all of your wonderful content! At this point if Z stays with G after the attack I will have Zero respect for him. It will show us all where he plans to stay regardless of what he puts out in his music, and we should not read anything into it other than just words in a song.

Emma
Emma
1 month ago

I’m glad that someone else said this I listen to golden prancing around my house singing away… and I thought omg this song is so sad!! the words are heartbreaking…. I still get upset that 19 year old Harry was prepared to share and wrote a song about just a little piece of someone’s heart was enough!! HE should never settle for 2nd best he is worth way much more!!! he deserves the world. Z does to but he seems lost…. I love them both but I see were you are coming from with Z, AD x

Alicia
Alicia
1 month ago

Wierd. Nobody’s talking about the verbal assault Bella’ s friend did to Zayn. I want to kniw what that was about

Rang
Rang
1 month ago

Continued….I not making excuses for Z. I don’t believe he is alone in this relationship. I don’t believe he is the victim, I think he acts selfishly but I do think he loves H more than anyone and it messes him up that he can’t change it. I don’t think that makes him a bad person I think it makes him a changed person. And I feel H deserves the world. He is loyal to a fault. God, if I was Z I’d never let him go. Sry, I’m sry, for my ramble….I just watched a Z singing Stockholm Syndrome n they make my heart and brain go crazy.

Rang
Rang
1 month ago

Another amazing post. Thank u so much for feeding my Zarry addiction. I’m going to be honest, I get pretty mad with Z sometimes but like H I still find myself devoted to Zarry and seeing them together happily. I see Z at times as a real selfish person, that is scared of himself being himself bc he loves a man. I can see him just being in the moment with H beyond happy but the second it feels to “real” and he starts to acknowledges his wants to be with H, he runs and gets mad about those feelings. BUT HE CAN ONLY RUN FOR SO LONG bc those feelings are what gives him life. I feel sad for both men. Z lives life full of such talent, and has so much to offer but instead hides bc his inner self is weak.Never letting go. It’s sad! And H is the opposite, his inner self is strong, he waits for Z .He doesn’t run from him.And instead deals with the painful reactions of a scared man. Unfair!!! But I can’t give up on them. I believe they can choose other lives and be fine not together but I feel together is where their souls will be at peace.God, I wish it wasn’t so painful for H and Z wld just give up and be open. I’ve never seen two ppl have such magnetic attraction.

Alicia
Alicia
1 month ago

I just saw a video on youtube where Zayn was going to the studio in NY
His hair is not as long as in the fathers day picture posted by Gigi so that is definately not hum or an old picture. Hell, its the midfle of the summer. Why do they have Khai dressed like its cold. We’ve already seen her hair is like Gigi’s so not sure what that’s abiut. Besides, Zayn didn’t even ackno8her on Mother’s Day. She’s pathetic.

k.m.
k.m.
1 month ago

STOP SNBHDFBE NOT THE UGLY STAG TATTOO VOL 6- laughed a lot at that, the entire page honestly was hilarious.

page 3 was veryy sad but you make so many good points and i can’t disagree w you!! someone get these boys to read this and give them a wakeup call

i love ur writing AD, it gives me so much serotonin and you’re just so good at noticing things hsgdf idek how to explain it

also, i love seeing the different viewpoints of everyone in the comments, it’s always good to see different perspectives and also to see everyone be so respectful of each others’ thoughts!

Huda Tanzeer
Huda Tanzeer
1 month ago

I just realised that Harry has used some of the music from brokeback mountain before and the story is so sad because Jake Gyllenhaal dies while waiting for his lover to be open and I feel like Harry felt so connected to him that he hid small parts of it in his art and the fact that it was before the baby and then Zayn went on and had a baby just like in the movie must have affected Harry so bad.😢

MariaV
MariaV
1 month ago

Zayn must have something to do with the inZAYN channel which many have suspected for a while now. Harry vocalized lyrically that he hoped Zayn would be as open as he and Z is leaving me to wonder if these leaks are him being “open”. The cover song video/picture today uses a rainbow filter once again. My theory- Tightrope & River Road laid the ground work for what we are seeing now and I think by fall they are back together if they aren’t already. I think this was discussed when Harry entered into the PR contract with Olivia. Originally the movie release was said to be 4th quarter of 2021 and October falls into that timeframe. I think Zayn is either making a grand gesture, reminding Harry of their commitment or just maybe they go public as individually “single” in fall. Orange, pumpkins equals October Halloween- Z’s lyrics “Breeze outside my window turned to color. Know that I will see the sun again
Leaves have turned into a tint of orange” Both z and H have referred to each other as the sun and have “floated” to it also in RR lyrics. Zayn ended the story of NIL with those 2 songs for a reason. He is willing to leave the old life behind. He’s tired of being apart.

thelibran
thelibran
1 month ago

inZayn YT channel just posted a cover of Joe’s I Wanna Know and several people pointed out how Zayn changed “You” to “He”. Like He kissed my lips… so who is he then? Why would he change “you” to “he”? Haha I guess AD’s analyses have been really right.

Here’s the cover: https://youtu.be/-L5P6hmjI1w

stacey K
stacey K
1 month ago

Okay, I know I haven’t stated much on all that has happened, just because i feel like there’s a storm brewing and we are just getting partial winds. But you can not deny that Z has been talking to H heavily lately through music.IT seems like Z is in heavy rotation lately. From new music, to leaks to even being pap’d. Just today he covered “I want to know” by Donell Jones. The Song is beautiful in itself, but the way Z sings is just does something to me. Not sure if is the acoustics or the rawness, but it had my stomach doing flips this morning and i was all flustered.

The fact that you don’t see any outright response from H makes you think that his plea’s are unnoticed. I want to believe that H is trying to move on, but if Z can just show H that H is ready( Not the “I’m trying” shit) I believe H will give him some consideration. I want to say that H is just concentrating on him. His life, his career, and his music. He needs to put himself first. Once he does that and knows his worth, he will be secure. Nothing can get to him. I believe they both need to try that first before coming together.

Ali
Ali
1 month ago

I feel we all agree with you and are tired of zayn bullshit. He is with baby mom because he wants to and he keeps behaving like an ass with the grammy diss. Hope Harry kiss david on MP premier 🤣 Harold bae you don’t know the power you hold. He can destroy zigi and everything if he wanted but no he’s just that loyal 💔 I’m so petty I would have exposed everything already

QQQ
QQQ
1 month ago

Random…..I can’t wait for the day the world will know that pillow talk was inspired by H😂😂😂😂🤐I can just imagine the shock on people’s faces….. Also how Z wrote also Golden, sHe,DTD,for someone he didn’t talk to much with🥴😂…….and H wrote sweet creature,FTDT,IICF,fine line… basically almost all songs for Ringo😂…….

QQQ
QQQ
1 month ago

H is a very smart guy and I can’t help but fell like alot of people don’t notice this…..In his interview with Zane Lowe……Zane wanted H to discuss the vulnerability and all in the lyrics of golden ..but H tactfully deflects and start talking about how he would listen to the song on his way to the studio e.t.c……but if one is observant you will note he deflects from discussing the lyrics……Golden(s) is the biggest Zarry proof……and no one can deny that H’s golden is a response to Z’s Golden…..&..I just loooove the comment section under Z’s Golden….. everyone pointing out the lyrical connection….ugh…….it just warms my ❤️……….. personally I would actually dare say that fine line was inspired by their rshp……and I love the arrangement of the songs in the album…….how it starts with H singing of his obsession with Z in Golden and adore you……..then sings of how he no longer will be a fool for Z and he won’t go back.(in sunflower vol 6 and lights up) to finally singing about how even though things are complex they will be alright ….. Ugggh ….. ….But now I feel like Z&H have moved on we(Zarries)are they ones holding on ….

No one
No one
1 month ago

The only way for zayn to be with Harry fully is when he stop seeing their love as ‘curse, crime, sin etc’ because it’s not.
You love who you love just like your heart tells you.
And being Muslim or Christian has nothing to do with it, because all religion see a same sex couple as abomination, the most disgusting people to ever walk on this planet.
But if you will get to hell at the end might as well be happy wholeheartedly when you’re still alive.
Be true to yourself just like you told us zayn, there will be always people that will attack you no matter what you are for no reason at all. People get off saying shit about other people, it happens all the time.
Stop making yourself suffer unnecessarily. It really makes me sad when I think about how Harry never really asked much from zayn, but all that he got is to be a secret behind closed door.
It was zayn who never really gives him a chance.
It was zayn who keeps doubting harry loves for him.(and it really pissed me off)
It was zayn who got engaged and now have a baby.

Feva
Feva
1 month ago

„I guess its my star sign or personality type” … can you tell us What is your star sign? 😁😘

Alicia
Alicia
1 month ago

AD I agree that people turn a blinds eye to all the shit Zayn does and try to make him out to be the victim. Don’t get me wrong I will always be a fan of his music but uf he thinks what Bella’s friend did to humiliate him, wait until Karma shows up. Yeah, something big is getting ready to happen. I just hope everyones ready.

Kiki
Kiki
1 month ago

I am so frustrated with larries that I don’t open any comment sections on Hazza’s or 1d videos. It is either blue and green hearts or some larries giving proofs how even Harry’s fart sounds like ‘I’m in luv with lou’.