The moment One Direction fans have all been waiting for is finally here. Harry Styles officially dropped his debut solo single “Sign of the Times” today and it is a soaring epic killer rock ballad. The song does not sound like a One Direction song. It sounds more like a “David Bowie meets Queen” type of song.
Styles’ first solo single features the piano as the main instrument, with Styles singing in falsetto for large portions of the song. The length of the song at well over 5 minutes is considered a huge commercial risk but Styles pulls it off in STYLE!
Styles co-wrote it with Grammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker, best known for his work with Kanye West and Jay Z.
Long before Zayn Malik went solo, Harry Styles was the member of One Direction everyone expected to become a superstar. His role as the group’s de facto frontman and his brief romance with Taylor Swift made him a global household name.
This song has the potential to become a timeless classic. You won’t get it out of your head once you’ve heard it .
Listen to “Sign of the Times” below: