SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan Covers Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’: Watch – Billboard

The worlds of Harry Styles and SEVENTEEN fans have collided. SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan tried his hand at a cover of Styles by accepting the British artist’s No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “As It Was.” Seungkwan’s performance was released on Friday (September 30) along with a video as part of the Spotify Singles series.


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Although the K-pop star’s image begins with a hair-raising storm, her cover matches the upbeat feel of the original. As the song’s scintillating synth instrumental acts as a countdown to the lyrics, she sits in a chair in a pastel green suit, tucking headphones over her ears before she sings. Seungkwan delivers the song’s infectious first verse while walking on a treadmill, then appears in a Styles-appropriate crocheted shirt, beaded necklaces, and jeans, delivering the chorus from a room decorated in a green and white checkerboard pattern. and microphones upside down.

“In this world, it’s just us/ You know it’s not the same as before/ In this world, it’s just us/ You know it’s not the same as before,” he sings, opting for a languid, airier delivery of the track.

Midway through the song, the video takes a surprising turn when the thunderstorm and lightning interrupt the recording. The bright lights flicker before fading out, and Seungkwan stops his performance, cringing a bit from the heavy storm. When the lights come back on, the singer continues.

“There are CARAT who love and look forward to my covers of pop songs. When it comes to covers, I like to challenge myself with songs that are different from my usual genre and style as an artist,” Seungkwan shared in a press release. “‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles has been my go-to song for the past few months, so I hope you enjoy this single as much as I did creating it.”

Seungkwan’s rendition of “As It Was”—the original just celebrated its 15th week atop the Hot 100—was also recorded for Spotify’s K-Pop ON! playlist Watch the video above.