Surprise! Harry Styles Drops Debut Solo Single “Sign of the Times” Cover Art

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Solo Harry Styles is rising!!!

The youngest member of One Direction is taking a cue from his fellow boy band members, making plans to drop new music sans the rest of the group — and really soon, too; we learned that earlier this week when he released a surprise teaser about his first solo single — tapped for dissemination on April 7 — during a recent episode of The X Factor. Little did everyone know that we’d be getting even more of a tease today!

On Instagram, the 23-year-old singer announced the name of his first solo song, “Sign of the Times,” plus revealed the cover art! That means a solo debut album’s gotta be around the corner, right? Right???


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Considering he Instagrammed three blank images earlier this week, we should’ve seen some sort of big announcement like this coming. After all, the cutie did the same thing six months ago, right before he promoted three covers from his shoot with Another Man magazine. Here’s one example:

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Zayn Malik was, of course, the first member of 1D to venture into the world of one-man tunes, via RCA. (Except, unlike the rest, he announced a complete departure from his four comrades.) Soon after, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry followed suit, signing with Capitol Records, Universal Music, Syco Music and Columbia Records (One Direction’s label), respectively. Harry was the last one to have any of his newer, non-1D track information to hit the web, though; he had other projects in the works. (Psst, his movie, Dunkirk, hits theaters on July 21!)

After “Sign of the Times” makes waves on April 7, there’s already more Hazza plans in the works. He’s tapped to perform on Saturday Night Live on April 15. Rejoice!
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