In early June, Apple debuted a new commercial online titled, “AirPods with Spatial Audio + Music for a Sushi Restaurant.” The commercial, which runs just a little over one minute long, shows endless sequences of people dancing in front of colorful backgrounds to a song while wearing their white AirPods. Harry Styles is one of the commercial’s dancing figures, though, his silhouette is given a bit more definition than any of the commercial’s other dancers.
The commercial never names what song it is that Styles is singing and that everyone else is dancing along with, but some quick research reveals that the song in question is titled “Music from a Sushi Restaurant.” It is the opening track (via Genius) on Styles’ latest album, “Harry’s House,” which explains why it’s Styles who is shown singing it in the commercial. Beyond just giving Apple an excuse to include Harry Styles in the commercial though, the song is also a strong choice for the ad itself.
The track injects the new AirPods commercial with an infectiously playful mood and jovial energy. In other words, if Apple’s intent with the commercial was to make listening to music with the company’s AirPods seem like a fun experience that everyone should try, then it seems safe to say that “Music from a Sushi Restaurant” accomplishes exactly that.