There’s been whispers about Harry Styles for an absolute age – since going on a One Direction hiatus half of his followers are probably now legal to drink – but it’s coming soon. [metro-zone-post-thumbnail-link] Harry pretty much dropped off the face of the earth after filming scenes for new war drama Dunkirk, but he’s been holed up recording his solo album – and getting some sunshine while he’s at it.
BBC Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw, revealed the History hitmaker flew out to Jamaica to lay down the songs for his record and that he has a running joke with the 23-year-old that he won’t like his new music, which he hopes is ‘awful reggae’.
Nick, 32, told GQ magazine: ‘He’s [Harry] worried I won’t like his new solo record.
‘He recorded it in Jamaica so I’m praying it’s some awful white man reggae.’
It comes after Ed Sheeran revealed Harry turned down one of the songs he wrote for his record because he wanted to head in a different direction.
The Shape of You singer recently said: He came round like two years ago and we jammed out a song. I think he’s gone in a totally different direction now.
‘It’s really good. Anything he puts out is going to be massive, let’s be honest. But I think it’s very good musically as well.’
And Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid said that Harry’s solo music will “surprise” everyone.
The 40-year-old rocker and his band mate Gary Lightbody have both worked with Harry and they are convinced when he comes back with new tunes it will be very different from the tracks he recorded with the boy band.
He previously told BANG Showbiz: ‘Gary and I have both written with Harry. Gary wrote on the second to last One Direction album ‘Four’. We have worked with Harry he is a really great guy. I think he will surprise people. I don’t know much about what he’s going to do or his plans but he’s a really lovely guy.’
Please stop Grimmy. We couldn’t bear it.