The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: SOLO HARRY STYLES!!!!!
Mark y’all calendars because May 12th is going to be the death of more than half of the world’s population!
Harry’s first single “Sign of The Times” took the world by storm after debuting on number one in close to 90 countries in less than 24 hours.
After releasing his first single and announcing his self-titled debut album, Harry sat down with Rolling Stone for a candid inside look into his life.
Harry hinted that it was his idea that the band should take the hiatus
It was in a London studio in late 2014 that Styles first brought up the idea of One Direction taking a break. “I didn’t want to exhaust our fan base,” he explains. “If you’re shortsighted, you can think, ‘Let’s just keep touring,’ but we all thought too much of the group than to let that happen. You realize you’re exhausted and you don’t want to drain people’s belief in you.”
And he also gave us hope for more of the most adored band, 1D
Styles remains a One D advocate: “I love the band, and would never rule out anything in the future. The band changed my life, gave me everything.”
He also explained what his debut song was really about
“Most of the stuff that hurts me about what’s going on at the moment is not politics, it’s fundamentals,” Styles says. “Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything. … ’Sign of the Times’ came from ‘This isn’t the first time we’ve been in a hard time, and it’s not going to be the last time.’ The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there’s a complication. The mother is told, ‘The child is fine, but you’re not going to make it.’ The mother has five minutes to tell the child, ‘Go forth and conquer.'”
Talked a bit about one of his ex-girlfriends, Taylor Swift!
“I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not …” he says, attempting gallant discretion, “but the issue is, she’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere.” He smiles. “I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart.”
Was he able to tell her that he admired the songs? “Yes and no,” he says after a long pause. “She doesn’t need me to tell her they’re great. They’re great songs … It’s the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever.”
In late February 2016, Styles landed a wonderful role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic, Dunkirk.
“The movie is so ambitious,” he says. “Some of the stuff they’re doing in this movie is insane. And it was hard, man, physically really tough, but I love acting. I love playing someone else. I’d sleep really well at night, then get up and continue drowning.”
And while he shared a lot of amazing details about growing up, his past relationships, and his new album, the most important part is when he talks about his teenage-girl fans.
Styles is aware that his largest audience so far has been young – often teenage – women. Asked if he spends pressure-filled evenings worried about proving credibility to an older crowd, Styles grows animated. “Who’s to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That’s not up to you to say. Music is something that’s always changing. There’s no goal posts.”
*Mentally offers Harry an award for the way he defended all the young girl fans*
“Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they’re not serious? How can you say young girls don’t get it? They’re our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans – they don’t lie. If they like you, they’re there. They don’t act ‘too cool.’ They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick.”
WHO RUN THE WORLD?
And naturally, the world had a lot to say about it
Seriously though, when will Harry stop giving us reasons to love him
Check out the full interview at RollingStone.com.