Harry Styles will finally reveal his debut solo album’s first single ‘Sign Of The Times’ during his big, swanky, exclusive interview with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw in which he co-hosted the breakfast show.
During the chat, the newly short-cropped Hazza explained that pop super-uber-mega star Adele has talked to him about the album, but she didn’t quite dish out advice.
“I’ve spoken to her a little bit, she knows one of the guys that I wrote it with (his music) a lot. But I don’t think so much advice, I just like how she does stuff. I think she leads by example, she’s the biggest, she’s amazing, she’s the best so she should be the biggest. The thing with her is she’s a different thing, she’s just good at it, I like how she does everything, it looks very nice.”
Harry, who will make his first solo UK performance on The Graham Norton Show, explained:
“For my 21st she gave me one of her albums 21 and said ‘I did some pretty cool stuff when I was 21, good luck’ and I was like geez.”
Harry also revealed that he recorded the album in Jamaica, finishing it in December 2016, after taking a five-month break from recording to film Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. He also explained that there are around 30 songs that he made, including one that he wrote years ago and he completely ignored one song that Ed Sheeran really liked.
“I think we wrote about 70 songs – 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.”
Meanwhile, his bezzie-pal Grimmy did manage to tease Harry Styles about his dating life, even though he was obviously not keen to chat about it.
He explained that he doesn’t stalk his dates on social media anymore, even though he used to and has been out of the game for a while to create his new album and film Dunkirk with Christopher Nolan.
Speaking about whether it’s hard to date while famous, he said:
“I don’t know, maybe. I feel like with all of the stuff how people date now, with all online stuff, I feel like you can do that (Google) with anyone really if you’re looking at someone’s profile before seeing them. It’s kinda the same…
No, I used to (research dates), then I said I’m not going to do that anymore, it’s impossible to go in without a perception of someone and you’ve never met them and I started feeling like that was wrong and weird.”
After that, Nick Grimshaw had a host of mega-watt celebs asking Harry questions and teased him that it wasn’t something weirder, like putting all of his exes in the Live Lounge. Now that’s an interview we’d wanna watch, although Harry said he’d rather “take the gunge” than face that.
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Harry also addressed some of the wild rumours circling about him on the interwebz, including dating Barack Obama and having a sheep placenta facial. It turns out both are untrue, even though he’s one of the top Google image search results for ‘sheep placenta facial’.
“I felt very naked for a while. I was like yeah, I’ve gotta shave my hair off. It wasn’t a hard decision, it got made into a wig.”
Hear the full co-host and world premiere of Harry Styles’ debut single on Friday, April 7 on the Radio 1 Breakfast show from 8am.