Harry Styles Announces New Single “Sign of the Times”

Harry Styles Announces New Single “Sign of the Times”

Find out every detail about the One Direction's alum's solo debut, so far.

Find out every detail about the One Direction's alum's solo debut, so far.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Another peg in the One Direction coffin—Harry Styles has officially announced his foray into solo stardom, with plans to release his debut single, “Sign of the Times,” next Friday, April 7. This highly anticipated announcement comes off the heels of a sneak peek commercial that aired in his native United Kingdom announcing his impending arrival, and the confirmation of his first solo performance on Saturday Night Live on April 15. Considering SNL's tradition of having their musical guests perform two songs, expect another song to follow suit before the performance.

Styles is far from the first One Direction alum to go solo, having been beaten to the punch by Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik (who’s already preparing to release his sophomore album), but as the arguable breakout star of the band, it’s his solo efforts that have been the most buzzed about. Check out the epic cover art below, and look at his Twitter to see another disorienting promo picture. If the visuals are any indication, we’re in for a truly wild ride.

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