In case you had any doubts about Harry Styles’s cultural impact, let me clear that right up for you: The singer-songwriter posted two letters (yes! that’s it! two!) on Twitter just now, and the entire internet really and truly went berserk.
On Saturday, October 5, the One Direction member posted a very simple word: “do.” Without any other context, it’s obviously pretty confusing to fans. Did he press “send” too soon? Did he fall asleep while tweeting? Was he hacked? Is he teasing new music?! What is going on?!
A quick scroll through the mysterious tweet’s replies will show that fans really have no idea. “Omg ur posting ur single’s title in words aren’t u,” one person posited. Another opted for politeness, asking: “Could you kindly say more? Maybe something about new music? I would appreciate it.” There were memes, reaction gifs, and even some comparisons to Lady Gaga’s infamous letter “f” tweet. The general consensus? Something! Is! Happening! But…what?
To be fair, this frenzy of speculation isn’t entirely unfounded. In his recent Rolling Stone cover, Harry revealed that he is, in fact, working on new music, describing his forthcoming album as his “most soulful yet” and that it’s “all about having sex and feeling sad.”
Still, the very fact that Harry can tweet one word and send his entire fanbase straight to Theory City (not to mention pick up a Twitter Moment in the process) is pretty outrageous…and impressive. Just imagine how the internet will come to a crashing halt when he eventually does release new music…or reunite with his One Direction bandmates. Hey, Harry himself hasn’t ruled it out — you never know.