Is Olivia Wilde’s Daughter the Girl’s Voice at the Beginning of Harry Styles’ Single ‘As It Was’

Harry Styles is one of the hottest music artists of the decade. Having debuted his career on The X Factor and forming a boy band, Styles has developed his own style in music and fashion, earning him a loyal following.

The star recently announced that his new album Harry’s House was on the way. The singer dropped the first song from the album, which features a cute child’s voice at the beginning. Many fans wonder if Olivia Wilde’s daughter is the little girl who speaks at the beginning of “As It Was.”

Harry Styles released his first single from the ‘House of Harry’ album

Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles hold hands while walking in Soho
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde in Soho | Neil Mockford/GC Images

Styles’ fan base correctly predicted that the singer was working on an album that he announced was set to drop on May 20. The fandom also predicted that Styles was working on a new single, and on March 28, the star confirmed the suspicions by announcing that a new track, ‘As It Was,’ would drop on April 1, 2022.

Styles dropped the new single and a music video in a fashion that’s become his signature theme. The Grammy winner usually prefers to roll out singles and music videos simultaneously, as seen in his first and second albums.

The guitar-driven song begins with Styles clad in a red jumpsuit ensemble. He’s dancing beside a lady in a blue jumpsuit hinted to be a past love. The two dance together on a rotating platform before she is spun off, leaving Styles alone.

At the song’s beginning, a child’s voice is heard telling Styles, “Come on, Harry. We want to say goodnight to you.” Styles’ fans went into a frenzy trying to uncover the child’s identity. Many at first believed the voice was James Reynold, Ryan Reynold and Blake Lively’s oldest daughter. 

Styles, however, denied the rumor. The most predominant speculation noted that the voice belonged to Styles’ girlfriend, Wilde‘s daughter Daisy.

Harry Styles’ goddaughter appears in the song

Many speculated that Styles enlisted Wilde’s daughter. But the singer revealed that the voice at the beginning belongs to his goddaughter. The singer told Capital Breakfast, “It’s the voice of my goddaughter. She used to try and call me before bedtime every night and one time it didn’t ring or something, so they sent me that.”

Styles revealed he found the recording on his phone when in session and decided to put it in the song. He loved the outcome and stuck with it. When the radio show hosts joked that Styles would have to credit his goddaughter if the song wins a Grammy award, the star said, “She was asking for a big fee.”

Entertainment Weekly reports that the musician’s goddaughter’s name is Ruby Winston, daughter of The Late Late Show with James Corden Executive Producer Ben Winston. Winston and Styles met in 2010 and worked together on the One Direction: A Year in The Making movie. Styles reportedly lived in Winston’s attic for 20 months as he grew his career.

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Styles dropped his first self-titled album in 2017. He followed it up with Fine Line, which dropped on December 13, 2019. Styles’ third album, Harry’s House, comes two years after his last album release.

The star recently shared a short teaser of the album with instrumental music tunes, which many of Styles’ fans speculate could be a snippet of the songs on the album. The teaser concludes with the caption, “Harry’s House, the new album by Harry Styles, May 20.”

Styles also released Harry’s House album cover art of him standing in an upside-down room. The former One Direction member was announced as this year’s Coachella headliner. Rumors are swirling that he might perform some of the songs on the album.