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Harry Styles’ collaborator Mitch Rowland finds his sound on new track

Screenshot from ‘Here Comes the Comeback’ music video | Giant Music/Erskine Records

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mitch Rowland, best known for being the lead guitarist in Harry Styles’ Love on Tour band, released the single “Here Comes the Comeback” to promote his debut album “Come June” on Sept. 14 . 

After finishing up Harry Styles’ tour, Rowland is ready to step out into the limelight on his own. The announcement of “Come June” was followed by the release of three singles off the album. He has since left the Love on Tour band and is set to release his own debut album on Oct. 6. 

“Here Comes the Comeback,” like the rest of his discography, was written alongside his wife, Sarah Jones, and producer Rob Schnapf. Rowland met Jones when she was the drummer for Styles’ touring band. 

He has co-written many songs for Styles, including the entirety of the Grammy award winning album, “Harry’s House.”   

Rowland’s unique 70s rock-inspired style can be clearly heard on the new single. “Here Comes the Comeback” is a great, smooth-paced song that perfectly captures who Rowland is as a solo artist. 

His music is very different from the songs he has co-written with Styles., as Rowland’s music is more mellow and guitar driven than that of his bandmate. 

The title is very fitting for what Rowland has coming up in his career. With the release of his debut album and a possible tour in the works, the artist is surely making a ‘comeback’ to the music world, this time on his own. 

Rowland’s confidence for creating his own album came from none other than his wife.  He says, his “tastemaker” “she likes to say, ‘You’d be f****d without me,’” Rowland said in an interview with Capital FM. 

In a press conference, Rowland described the process of making “Here Comes the Comeback.

“I was strumming something and [Jones] was playing a synthesizer and tapping out an electronic drum beat,“ he said. “We made a quick arrangement with all the parts we were playing. Sarah was engineering, so we dumped it into her laptop. Then I walked out of the room and the lyrics came all at once, in one breath.”

The song features backing vocals from the one and only Styles. Rowland originally wrote it for Styles’ third studio album. In an interview with NME, Rowland said he asked if he could have the song back after playing it for Styles. 

After hearing Styles sing the track, Rowland couldn’t help but hear Styles’ voice on the track when it wasn’t. So, he asked Styles to come back and add some more vocals to it, which can be heard on the second verse of the track. 

Thanks to his connection with Styles, Rowland is the first artist to be signed to Styles’ record label, Giant/Erskine Records.      

“I quickly went from wishing I could be on a certain label to realizing that I was in a pretty unique spot with Harry,” Rowland said in a Rolling Stone UK interview. “It feels good and it’s all the same people I’ve worked with so everything is familiar and that’s just amazing.” 

Rowland has many exciting things coming up in his career. He will be playing a special show to commemorate the release day of his debut album at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. 

 “Come June” will be released on Oct. 6.

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