Ever wondered how Harry Styles' As It Was might sound if covered by Bring Me The Horizon? If so, you just got lucky

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(Image credit: Anthony Vincent YouTube)

Full disclosure: we haven't been paying a huge amount of attention to how One Direction's Harry Styles has been faring in his solo career, but it appears that the 28-year-old English singer is Quite Popular. 

This we know because his current single, As It Was, has been sitting at number one on the UK singles chart for the past 10 weeks, finally displaced today (June 17) by Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill, and has also topped the US Billboard Hot 100: we've also become aware that, released last month, its parent album, Harry's House, has also topped the charts in the UK, USA, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

So yeah, Harry Styles: officially Quite Popular.

This, presumably, is why high-profile YouTuber, and multi-talented New York musician, Anthony Vincent has just decided to release a cover of As It Was.

Quite why Mr Vincent - who leapt to internet fame under his online alias Ten Second Songs - elected to cover said pop smash in the style of Bring Me The Horizon has not, as yet, been revealed, however the man has 3.45 million YouTube subscribers, which suggests that he knows what he's doing.

So, with all this newly-imparted knowledge duly served up, we now humbly suggest that you wrap yer lugholes (aka 'ears') around this freshly-minted metalcore banger, since you're here anyway.

Ready? In you go...

Join us next week, when Mr Vincent tackles Adele's Easy On Me in the style of The Devil Wears Prada. Possibly.

Bring Me The Horizon have recently worked with Ed Sheeran, Machine Gun Kelly and Sigrid, so for all we know, Oli Sykes and Harry Styles might be swapping song ideas on WhatsApp right now. 

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.