Harry Styles’ Sign of The Times: The whole kit and caboodle you need to know about Harry’s solo debut. Harry Styles debuts Sign of the Times. Is he really the new Bowie? The wait is finally over as At midnight, Harry Styles released “Sign of the Times,” his highly anticipated debut solo single. The 23-year-old singer—who’s set to perform on The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Live in April—spoke to BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw about his new music Thursday.
It was Father John Misty who really got us intrigued about Harry Styles’ new solo material – not a sentence we ever expected to be writing. Last month, the arch singer-songwriter responded to a question on Twitter asking who his favourite member of One Direction was with the response: “Harry’s new album is FUCKING INSANE.”
In total, Styles wrote about 70 songs for the album. “We did 50 songs and ideas in Jamaica—and that’s including, like, little ideas. Well, full songs—I say there are 30 songs, probably. One of the songs on the album, I wrote a few years ago,” he revealed. Styles added that he had to delay the album once he was cast in Dunkirk, which was ultimately “good” for the writing process. “For a while before, all I thought about it was stressing about what it was going to be. It gave me a chance to completely step away from it for a bit and have a real break,” he said. “By the end of the movie—because we were swimming so much—I just wanted to write songs.”