In a candid interview with Cameron Crowe for Rolling Stones Magazine, Harry Styles gives us a rare glimpse into his world.
Well, in his latest interview for Rolling Stones Magazine, Harry divulges all on family, music, love and what he's been up to this past year, plus the meaning behind his #1 song.
Styles told Cameron Crowe (yes the famous director), the song began as a seven-minute voice note on his phone, and ended up as a sweeping piano ballad, as well as a kind of call to arms saying, "Most of the stuff that hurts me about what's going on at the moment is not politics, it's fundamentals. Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything. ... 'Sign of the Times' came from 'This isn't the first time we've been in a hard time, and it's not going to be the last time. The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there's a complication. The mother is told, 'The child is fine, but you're not going to make it.' The mother has five minutes to tell the child, 'Go forth and conquer.'"
Interesting. So Sign of the Times is about complications during childbirth?!
The rest of his album promises to reveal more about himself than ever before. He wanted this album to be honest.
He also admits dating Taylor Swift in 2012 was hard... "When I see photos from that day," he says, "I think: Relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don't really understand exactly how it works when you're 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn't make it easier. I mean, you're a little bit awkward to begin with. You're on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date."
One thing is for sure, everyone is excited to hear his album in its entirety when it drops on May 12th.
And do yourself a favour - read the FULL interview with Cameron Crowe HERE.