Cut Through The Noise: Harry Styles, Camilia Cabello, Souly Had


Illustration by Isaac Wert

Kate Schneider

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.


‘Adore You’ – Harry Styles ★★★★★

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Harry Styles released his latest single a week before the drop of his second solo album, and “Adore You” was well worth all the buildup. Styles created an entire fictional island, Eroda, to cryptically promote this song and it paid off, especially in the touching music video. This song has a very different sound from what we’ve heard so far, “Watermelon Sugar” and “Lights Up,” it has

a lot more R&B but still features Styles’ signature crooning. I love that he’s continuing to explore his musical style, and “Adore You” is exactly what you want to have playing with the windows down, even in the middle of a Minnesota winter. “Adore You” also explores a different side of Styles’ personality and instead of keeping it light like “Watermelon Sugar,” it focuses on his devotion to someone in his life. With the release of “Fine Line” coming Dec. 13, Styles is keeping fans satisfied with plenty of singles that just keep topping the previous one.


‘My Oh My’ – Camila Cabello (feat. DaBaby) ★★☆☆☆

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Camila Cabello’s new song, “My Oh My,” is absolutely nothing new and apart from DaBaby’s small part, incredibly repetitive. Going into it, I was expecting Cabello’s usual Cuban sound but the whole song sounded basically the same, with her high-pitched vocals in the background. Something I did enjoy was that the lyrics are a little less mushy and love-focused than some of the songs on the album, “Romance.” DaBaby’s part had the potential to save this track with a break from Cabello’s breathiness but disappointingly, his part was cut short. “My Oh My” had some potential to it, but fell into the same repetitiveness as every other song I’ve heard from her. 


‘Sunlight’ – Souly Had ★★★★☆

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“Sunlight,” Souly Had’s latest single starts off with a cool modern beat and throughout the song continues to stay very peppy without losing its coolness. Even though Souly Had’s voice can sound a little over edited at some points, it’s in line with his other songs and his normal voice still shines through to keep it from sounding fake. “Sunlight” has enough feeling to not be boring, but also keeps it lighthearted, which I think is a balance that can be hard to find and is very refreshing to listen to. His voice blends seamlessly with both the instrumental and the background singing that fades in and out during the song. Overall, “Sunlight” is a great song to put you into a good mood if you’re feeling down.