Upon first listen, Harry Styles' first solo single "Sign of the Times" could be taken as an ode to a relationship in its final stages.
"You're going to be asked about this". I think it would've been unusual to not acknowledge what was going on at all. The song's lyrics - including, "Same lips, red".
"To you but not to us", the host continued. When pressed, Styles said that the content of the song was "pretty self-explanatory", while adding, "It's about, sometimes things change, and you can do all the same things, and sometimes it's just different". Definitely sounds likes Styles might be referencing the music video for Swift's own song, "Style", which has always been rumored to be about her history with the 23-year-old. He appeared slightly uncomfortable and jokingly called for someone named Jeffrey to help him out. Swift even stoked the fire on that one during her 2013 V.M.A. Awards acceptance speech. It's also rumored that "Out of the Woods" is about her ex.
Styles's comments about his relationship (and subsequent breakup) with Taylor Swift are oddly poetic, and he romanticized the art of writing about his past love and loss.
And why would the former One Direction star need an album title when he's got the most sellable name in the music industry right now? "I'd actually never been in there before so it was a really big day for me". I was encouraged, I got the thumbs-up from the powers that be, and I went for it. "So the thing I didn't want to do was, I didn't want to put out my first album and be like, 'He's tried to re-create the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties.' Loads of fantastic music was written then, but I'm not saying I wish I lived back then".
And maybe he's just trying to let the clothes do the talking on this particular press tour.
So we asked a fan of Harry and a fan of J Hus to swap over and review each other's favourite artists.