Fans are going to get to know Harry Styles even better!
The solo star sat down for an in-depth interview with Rolling Stone with the focus completely on him, very unlike his One Direction days. Of course, some A-list names may have popped up!
Speaking with the magazine for the May issue, the former boybander obviously brought up the possibility of 1D getting back together someday. The 23-year-old spilled:
“I love the band, and would never rule out anything in the future. The band changed my life, gave me everything.”
Sounds like he has some happier memories of those days than some other members, ahem Zayn Malik.
Responding to a quote the Pillowtalk singer shared about One Direction music isn’t “cool shit,” Harry explained:
“I think it’s a shame he felt that way, but I never wish anything but luck to anyone doing what they love. If you’re not enjoying something and need to do something else, you absolutely should do that. I’m glad he’s doing what he likes, and good luck to him.”
While he doesn’t go much further to dish on his relationship with Zayn, the singer did have enough to say when Taylor Swift‘s name popped up!
Reminiscing about their 2012 Central Park date, Harry remembered being surprised seeing pics of their day together everywhere:
“When I see photos from that day, 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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I just wanted it to be a normal date.”
As you probably remember, the two fizzled out just a month later, but they’ll always have the memories. You know, especially if Taylor’s hits Style and Out of the Woods truly are about her relationship with the British native:
“I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not, but the issue is, she’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere. I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart. That’s the stuff that’s hardest to say, and it’s the stuff I talk least about. That’s the part that’s about the two people. I’m never going to tell anybody everything.”
And asked if he had a message for Miz Swift now??
“I don’t know. Certain things don’t work out. There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong. 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.”
That’s a pretty good answer!
Although, there’s another ex in Harry’s life, which fans can probably expect to hear more of on his album. He doesn’t name names, but he did share:
“She’s a huge part of the album. Sometimes you want to tip the hat, and sometimes you just want to give them the whole cap … ├óΓé¼ΓÇ░and hope they know it’s just for them.”
Think you know who it is??
While you ponder that, read over some more HIGHlights from his interview (below)!
On writing his album: “I wanted to step up. There were songs I wanted to write and record, and not just have it be ‘Here’s a demo I wrote.’ Every decision I’ve made since I was 16 was made in a democracy. I felt like it was time to make a decision about the future├óΓé¼ΓÇ░ … ├óΓé¼ΓÇ░and maybe I shouldn’t rely on others.”
On releasing the album: “Of course I’m nervous. I mean, I’ve never done this before. I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. I’m happy I found this band and these musicians, where you can be vulnerable enough to put yourself out there. I’m still learning … ├óΓé¼ΓÇ░but it’s my favorite lesson.”
On separating his music from his personal life: “I like to separate my personal life and work. It helps, I think, for me to compartmentalize. It’s not about trying to make my career longer, like I’m trying to be this ‘mysterious character,’ because I’m not. When I go home, I feel like the same person I was at school. You can’t expect to keep that if you show everything. There’s the work and the personal stuff, and going between the two is my favorite shit. It’s amazing to me.”
On social media: “I’ll tell you about Twitter. It’s the most incredible way to communicate closely with people, but not as well as in person.”
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[Image via Theo Wenner/Rolling Stone.]