Stand by - Harry Styles’ solo album is reported to sound like David Bowie and Queen.
So would it be correct to assume that Styles is - ahem - under pressure? No? Oh,please yourselves…
Styles has reportedly been collaborating with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid whose CV also includes working with Ed Sheeran.
According to industry website HITS Daily Double, Styles has been working with producer Jeff Bhaskar who has previously twiddled knobs for the likes of Bruno Mars and Kanye West.
It said: “Styles has crafted a set that recalls the regal high-water mark of ’70s British rock, Bowie and Queen in particular. The lead single, which could come out as soon as late April or early May, sounds like it would be a smash in any decade.”
Speaking to Billboard last month, Styles’ label boss Rob Stinger said: “We have a record we’re incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready. We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who’s authentic.”
Styles is set for a busy year. In addition to the music, he’s set to appear with Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Brannagh in the war movie Dunkirk.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Murphy praised Styles’ acting and personality: “Harry Styles is great. I had very few scenes with Harry but we got to hang out and I’ve got to say he’s a great, great kid, and really, really funny.”