Harry Styles made his grand return as a solo artist to the “Saturday Night Live” set this weekend. The former One Direction member helped host Jimmy Fallon open the show with a short David Bowie tribute, which was a sign of things to come for the rest of the episode.
Harry went back in time to the ’70s to impersonate Mick Jagger in a “Family Feud” sketch. “Solo? Why would anyone in a successful band go solo?,” he teased the crowd as Jagger. “That is insane.”
He later pulled inspiration from his “Dunkirk” experience to play a prisoner in a civil war soldier skit.
Harry, of course, used “Sign of the Times” as the song for his debut solo performance on Saturday night’s show. For his second performance of the night, Harry premiered “Ever Since New York” with chilling a cappella harmonies and repetitive lyrics. Fans were quick to assume the song’s title signaled a response to Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York,” but the vaguely introspective lyrics don’t provide enough evidence to support the claim.
Check out Harry’s performances and sketches below.
(Photo credit: Saturday Night Live Instagram account)