What Is 'Watermelon Sugar' About? Harry Styles On The Meaning And Lyrics

4 June 2021, 17:03 | Updated: 19 June 2021, 12:23

Harry Styles' performs 'Watermelon Sugar' live
Harry Styles' performs 'Watermelon Sugar' live. Picture: Getty

By Nathan Aspell

Harry Styles' song 'Watermelon Sugar' constantly has fans guessing who the lyrics are actually about, from ex-girlfriends to mystery lovers, and if the cheeky title has a bigger meaning.

Harry Styles first debuted his song 'Watermelon Sugar' at the end of 2019, weeks before dropping his second album 'Fine Line', which was filled with bops such as 'Lights Up', 'Adore You' and the summery, feel-good track 'Golden'.

The instant hit has stuck around all the way into 2021, and when the highly-anticipated beach-themed music video arrived people were wondering all over again who inspired the cheeky song.

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Harry fans are all too experienced at putting on the detective hat to uncover hints and clues about who inspired the former One Direction singer's tune, and there's plenty of speculation out there!

What are the lyrics to 'Watermelon Sugar' about, and is it about a certain someone? Here's what Harry has divulged and what the fans think of the meaning...

Harry Styles on Saturday Night Live
Harry Styles on Saturday Night Live. Picture: Getty

Who is Harry Styles' 'Watermelon Sugar' about?

Whilst performing his Tiny Desk Concert for NPR in 2020, Harry explained how 'Watermelon Sugar' came about, and the meaning behind it.

He said: "It’s kind of about that initial I guess euphoria of when you start seeing someone or sleeping with someone or just like being around someone and you have that kind of excitement about them."

The 27-year-old also revealed the title of the song was chosen when he saw a book with the same title in the room he was recording in.

Upon its release, fans quickly took to social media to share their theories on who they think the song is actually about.

Some were convinced it's about his most recent ex, Camila Rowe, and called out lyric website Genius saying, "WHY DOES GENIUS SAY WATERMELON SUGAR IS ABOUT CAMILLE ROWE". Another added, "y'all saying watermelon sugar is about camille???? who???? [sic]"

However, we see no reference to her on their lyric analysis, but Harry's French-American ex Camille has been the subject of much speculation throughout the whole album.

A voice recording of the supermodel is even included on track 'Cherry' and a fan spotted a croissant on the table in the 'Watermelon Sugar' video, which fans took to be a hint about her.

Harry and Camille were reportedly in a relationship for a little over a year, only being spotted on very few occasions in public together, with Haz hinting the reason they finished was because of his 'wandering hands' and TBH he still sounds a little cut up about the whole thing from his record 'Falling'.

What is 'Watermelon Sugar' about?

Many have pointed out 'Watermelon Sugar' might not be about a specific person but rather something a little more risqué.

Yup, the song's title has been heavily hinted to be about Mr. Styles enjoying sexual activities, although, ever the gentleman, Harry has never confirmed this.

If you're still confused, go and watch the MV, it may make things a little clearer...or not, we can't help you there!

Harry Styles' 'Watermelon Sugar' Lyrics

Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin'
And it sounds just like a song
I want more berries and that summer feelin'
It's so wonderful and warm

Breathe me in, breathe me out
I don't know if I could ever go without
I'm just thinking out loud
I don't know if I could ever go without

Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar

Strawberries on a summer evenin'
Baby, you're the end of June
I want your belly and that summer feelin'
Getting washed away in you

Breathe me in, breathe me out
I don't know if I could ever go without

Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high

I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it
Watermelon sugar high

Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin'
And it sounds just like a song
I want your belly and that summer feelin'
I don't know if I could ever go without

Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high (Sugar)
Watermelon sugar high (Sugar)
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar high

I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it (Woo)
Watermelon sugar high
I just wanna taste it, I just wanna taste it (Ooh)
Watermelon sugar high
Watermelon sugar

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