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LISTEN: Harry Styles talks going solo, duck noises and Liam Payne exclusively with Key 103

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for

The internet was born on March 12th, 1989.

And the internet died on April 7th 2017.

R.I.P the internet. Harry Styles hath broke ye with his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’.

It almost joined the 27 club tbh. Close but no cigar.

While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed we’re pretty sure it perished due to extreme exhaustion. But why today of all days, you ask?

Because today Harry Styles dropped his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’. That’s why.

We’ve already had music from two members of One Direction, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, and today was the turn of hunkish heartthrob Harry Styles to grace the world with his musical offerings.

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Harry talked exclusively to Daryl Morris on Manchester radio station Key 103 in advance of the release of ‘Sign of the Times’ and gave us the following juicy tidbits:

On his mum hearing his album: “She cried a couple of times which was good, I think that was good.”

On his stepdad’s thoughts on his album… “I had one piece of feedback from my stepdad, one of the songs on the album has a vocal effect in the background. And it finished and he went, “How did you get a duck in the studio?”

On performing solo: “When we used to tour there was times where I could pop off and go for a wee during the show if I needed to while someone else was doing something. I can’t do that anymore”

On speaking to Liam after the birth of his child:  “I actually spoke to him and he’s loving it. He said it’s going really well and everyone’s great. So I’m very happy for him.”

On being godfather: “I think it’s a role of the dice, I think there is a lot of people who Liam has in mind; I’m not going to add any extra pressure. If it came my way I would be honoured.”

Listen to the full interview below:

Harry also dropped by BBC Radio 1 this morning to discuss his new single ‘Sign of the Times’ with Nick Grimshaw.

In the interview Harry revealed that his record is done and dusted and that it is his favourite album to listen to at the minute:

“In the least weird way possible, it’s my favourite album to listen to at the moment. I think if you put out something that you don’t stand behind and really love, then if it doesn’t go well then you could regret not doing what you wanted to do.”

But it seemed that Ed Sheeran doesn’t share his opinion. Harry said that when he played his album for the ‘Shape of You’ singer, he was less than impressed:

“I played him a few songs after the album was finished. He didn’t say that he didn’t like any but he did like one song that isn’t on the album. So I did have a bit of a minute of like hmmm no but…”

But Harry decided to stick with his guns anyway.

“Whereas if nothing happens with it, I love it you know so I think that’s what you should do. I think that’s been my favourite part to the overall thing is listening to the album and making all the changes – it has been fun to watch over it all.”

As the interview aired the internet reactions to ‘Sign of the Times’ were literally as mental as you would predict!

Do you think Harry has a hit on his hands? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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