5 things we learned about Harry Styles from his Rolling Stone interview

2017-04-19 15:03

Cape Town – Since releasing his much-anticipated first solo single, Harry Styles and his new music has been on everyone’s lips.

Rocking the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, Harry Style gets real as he chronicles the last year of his life - life after One Direction, searching for a new identity and recording his new album.

Check out these 5 things Harry revealed while chatting to Rolling Stone magazine:

1. The one thing that Harry’s new album will be, is honest.

For Harry, one word that stuck with him when he thought about his new album was honesty. He didn’t want to write "stories". "I wanted to write my stories, things that happened to me. The number-one thing was I wanted to be honest. I hadn't done that before," Harry told Rolling Stone.

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2. While recording part of the album in Jamaica, Harry developed an obsession with rom-coms.

Harry and his band went to Port Antonio on Jamaica’s remote north coast to record at Geejam studio where Drake and Rihanna have also recorded. Writing about love was a very big theme on the album, and while in Jamaica, Harry and his guitarist started a daily Netflix obsession with romantic comedies. According to Harry, he is now a Nicolas Sparks expert, even calling him "Nicky Spee".

3. Many of the songs on the album were written about a recent love in his life, but he won’t say who.

"She's a huge part of the album," Harry told Rolling Stone. "Sometimes you want to tip the hat, and sometimes you just want to give them the whole cap ...  and hope they know it's just for them." Could it be Kendall?? We want to know!

4. If he could tell Taylor Swift anything today, he would say: "Thank you."

Not one for holding grudges, Harry explains it best: "In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad.' And if you run into that person, maybe it's awkward, maybe you have to get drunk ... but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best shit ever. So thank you." How sweet!

5. Harry's 20-month stay with a couple 12 years his senior is what kept him sane during the height of his fame.

Harry moved in with his close friend, Ben Winston (Emmy-winning executive producer of The Late Late Show With James Corden) and his wife Meredith for a two week stay while he had work done on his new house. The two weeks turned into 20 months. "Those 20 months were when they went from being on a reality show, X Factor, to being the biggest-selling artists in the world," Winston told Rolling Stone. "… he made our house a home. And when he moved out, we were gutted."

Click here to read the full interview with Rolling Stone.

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