On April 7, 2017, Harry Styles became the fourth member of One Direction to embark on a solo career, with his debut single Sign of the Times. The power ballad seems to pull influences from 70’s rock icons like David Bowie and Pink Floyd. Eclectic melodies of a pop clout piano molded with a whining guitar shape the single, making it likely become an instant classic.
Jeff Bhasker is credited as the executive producer of Styles’ album. He is a seasoned producer, and songwriter who took home Producer of the Year at the 2016 Grammy’s and has worked with the likes of fun, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, and Ed Sheeran. Also contributing to the writing process are accomplished writers like Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson, and Kid Harpoon.
Set to make his television debut as a solo artist on April 15th, Styles will appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, alongside host Jimmy Fallon. He will be performing his single Sign of the Times as well as another track which is yet to be revealed. The broadcast can be viewed on NBC at 11:30 EST.
As of early Thursday morning Styles has released the tracklist to his likely self-titled debut album along with the pending release date, May 12. The album will contain a total of ten tracks, including Sing of the Times, which can be purchased and streamed on a variety of outlets like Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play.
Beginning on April 14th, Styles’ album will be available for pre-order in several different formats to satisfy nearly every music consumer. A limited-edition CD with a 32-page book, overflowing with exclusive photos of Styles’ creative process of course, as well as a white vinyl version, will be up on his website. Needless to say, the album will also be available in digital formats like iTunes and Google Play.
Harry Styles Track List
- Meet Me in the Hallway
- Sign of the Times
- Two Ghosts
- Sweet Creature
- Only Angel
- Ever Since New York
- From the Dining Table