After years of Internet buzz, Don’t worry honey finally hit theaters Friday (September 23) — and in the movie, Harry Styles not just stars like Jack next door Florence Pugh‘s Alice, but he also contributed a song to the film’s score called “With You All the Time.”
The song, which appears throughout the film as a “trigger song”, is a number that Pugh’s character hums to himself throughout the psychological thriller set in the 1950s. On streaming services, the nearly three-minute song is credited to “Alice and Jack,” the names of Pugh’s and Styles’ characters in the film.
Last month while chatting with Variety, Manager Olivia Wilde shared that it only took the 28-year-old Grammy winner five minutes to make the song. In preparation, Harry called me and said, ‘What’s the trigger song? Like, what’s the tune?’” she explained to the publication. “I said, ‘I don’t know.’ I go to different writers to write it. Do you have something in mind?’ And he said, ‘I’ll think about it’.”
“Five minutes later he sent me a demo from his piano and that’s what ended up in the movie,” she continued. “He called me and said, ‘How about this?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it. That’s it. And it’s really crazy that you did it in five minutes.'”
The “As It Was” singer told Variety“I wanted something that could be both sweet and creepy, depending on the context.”
“I remember first playing it on the piano and it had a kind of homemade nursery rhyme feel to it,” he added. “Applied to the different moments in the film, I think it takes on a few different lives — I hope.”
Listen to Styles’ unsettling contribution to Don’t worry honey soundtrack below and listen to the full soundtrack here.