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