AceShowbiz - Harry Styles surprised fans as he kicked off the first leg of his world tour in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday night, March 11. Not only did he debut a different set list, but he also premiered two brand new songs, "Anna" and "Medicine", during the show.
The One Direction member noted that the tracks were originally composed during the writing process for his debut album, but they didn't make the final cut. "Two years ago I started making my very first album on my own," he said. "You've been incredible through that whole process. I want to thank you for your support. We wrote a lot of songs for the album and we chose 10. And we've never played this one before."
Harry performed "Medicine" first, going around the stage while belting out the anthemic song. "Can I take my medicine, take my medicine/ Rest it on your fingertips," he sang. "Up to your mouth, feeling it out/ Feeling it out."
"Anna", meanwhile, is a pop rock song that includes brief snippets of the iconic acoustic guitar hook from George Michaels' "Faith". He rhymed, "I don't want your sympathy, but you don't know what you do to me/ Oh, Anna!/ Every time I see your face, there's only so much I can take/ Oh, Anna!"
It's unclear whether Harry will release the studio version of the songs, but fans have since been demanding the singer to release it.
In addition to introducing the two new songs, Harry performed some of One Direction's hits like "Stockholm Syndrome", "If I Could Fly" and "What Makes You Beautiful". He also covered Ariana Grande's "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" and Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain".
Harry's tour will include stops in 26 countries, including Australia, Germany, Spain and Singapore. The "Kiwi" singer is scheduled to wrap up the tour on July 14 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.