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JosephAvery


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Late April / early May can't come QUICK ENOUGH w00t.gif
Maurice!
Just announced on radio station Z100 that Harry's 1st single will be out on the 7th of April.
JosephAvery
Ahhhhhhh!!!! wub.gif
mdh
Supposedly it's 'Frank Ocean meets Sting', I mean both of them are a bit crap so fingers crossed the comparison is wildly innacurate laugh.gif What I REALLY want from him is an acoustic, Shawn Mendes-esque pop banger with a huge chorus and some woah-oh-oh's. That'd be awesome.
Regina
Won't be any worse than Zayn's stuff but doubt this will topple Niall.

QUOTE(mdh @ Mar 24 2017, 10:54 PM) *
Supposedly it's 'Frank Ocean meets Sting', I mean both of them are a bit crap so fingers crossed the comparison is wildly innacurate laugh.gif What I REALLY want from him is an acoustic, Shawn Mendes-esque pop banger with a huge chorus and some woah-oh-oh's. That'd be awesome.


something doesn't add up here...
JosephAvery
Three blank squares posted on Instagram, he's COMING !!!!!
JosephAvery
https://twitter.com/jwkaroline/status/845746871335374850

!!!!!!!! SHOWN DURING THE VOICE APPARENTLY
Regina
hopefully via a shower to wash that greasy weave.
JosephAvery
QUOTE(Regina @ Mar 25 2017, 10:40 PM) *
hopefully via a shower to wash that greasy weave.

JosephAvery


^ from Hits Daily Double! Only Adele's Hello and the two Ed singles this year have been teased in adverts like this. Surely lining up to be massive already? ohmy.gif

Also, Sony Music's "fiscal year" seems to end in March, meaning the first quarter is April/May/June! The album is so close wub.gif
JosephAvery
I hear this is already playlisted by Capital, on their very top playlist too ohmy.gif laugh.gif

Plus, new promo shot from his Facebook page:



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JosephAvery
Harry will be on Saturday Night Live with Jimmy Fallon on 15th April biggrin.gif
Jonjo
I have a feeling that he is going to blow up, BIG time. Like, honestly up there with Ed/Sam Smith/Calvin Harris in terms of British male artists! I think his album will be huge, too!

Excited to hear what he comes up with. In all honesty, I doubt I'd personally like it as much, but I'm happy to be proven wrong and the piano melody used in the trailer is gorgeous!
JosephAvery
QUOTE(Jonjo @ Mar 28 2017, 07:45 PM) *
I have a feeling that he is going to blow up, BIG time. Like, honestly up there with Ed/Sam Smith/Calvin Harris in terms of British male artists! I think his album will be huge, too!

Excited to hear what he comes up with. In all honesty, I doubt I'd personally like it as much, but I'm happy to be proven wrong and the piano melody used in the trailer is gorgeous!

Everything is shaping up perfectly so far, and I bet it will go straight to Radio 1's a-list too. Anyone who's worked with Harry has said his music is amazing so my hopes are sky high, really hoping he lives up to the demand and I think he will!
mdh
The video to this has been filmed and will be released alongside the song on the 7th April!
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Harry Styles.‏Verified account @Harry_Styles 23m23 minutes ago
SIGN.OF.THE.TIMES // 7.APRIL.17 //


JosephAvery
Title seems to be Sign of the Times going by his social media, and this could possibly be the artwork:



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Davidson
Artwork is wonderful.
Cremey
ADORE the artwork.
Nice touch announcing it on the 30th anniversary of the Prince album heart.gif
JosephAvery
Seems to be premiering at 10am in Adelaide, Australia (I'd seen 10am branded about but not what timezone laugh.gif). These are the premiere times globally, thanks to @BestDailyHarry on Twitter:



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Scene
Great single title and cover (if that is the cover). Harry was always going to blow up as a solo artist. He's always been the JT/Robbie of 1D.
HausofTove
Love the cover and the Prince reference <3
mdh
Looks like he'll get a full week of sales then, 6 days and 22.5 hours worth to be exact which is good. I was worried itd be released Friday night in the UK.
pippa
At least they are releasing it at the right time by giving it the full week. I look forward to hearing this, i must say they have surprised me so far with their solo offerings I like Niall and Louis's offerings so far.
JosephAvery
Harry will be on Radio 1's breakfast show on Friday morning from 8am biggrin.gif

EDIT: from when Harry recorded the interview with Nick Grimshaw that will be broadcast on Friday:

Rafael x
Harry will be on the Saturday Breakfast Show this Saturday 8-10am (UK time), on BBC Radio 2.
Rafael x
'Sign of The Times' will be played for the first time at 8AM GMT on BBC Radio 1.
JosephAvery
Apparently there's only one copy of the song in the world right now and it's on an iPod that people are given to hear it laugh.gif

It's on Capital's A list from Friday, although the lettering works differently so this is the third-from-top playlist, not the top playlist as originally expected. I assume they're a bit cautious because the description doesn't sound very Capital friendly :') and going by the above, it's possibly they've not even heard it yet!
JosephAvery
Clips of the music video being filmed! https://twitter.com/TheHarrySource/status/849334585515270144
JosephAvery
Seems like the previous timings were wrong, the Columbia Records Twitter has confirmed it premieres at 8am on Radio 1 biggrin.gif

EDIT: full premiere times:

JosephAvery
A-listed on Radio 2! cheer.gif Let's hope Radio 1 follow suit biggrin.gif
Tawdry Hepburn
QUOTE(JosephStyles🐶 @ Apr 4 2017, 06:04 PM) *
Apparently there's only one copy of the song in the world right now and it's on an iPod that people are given to hear it laugh.gif


What do they do if it accidentally gets deleted? Or if somebody does so deliberately to be vindictive? laugh.gif
JosephAvery
QUOTE(mr_pmt @ Apr 5 2017, 07:24 PM) *
What do they do if it accidentally gets deleted? Or if somebody does so deliberately to be vindictive? laugh.gif

laugh.gif I'm sure it's saved securely with the record label but that's not a bad point kink.gif nevertheless it's a pretty good tactic, ensures it doesn't get leaked at least!
JosephAvery
The first review is IN, courtesy of The Sun...

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STYLES THE STARMAN:We give the world’s FIRST review of Harry Styles’ debut solo single Sign of the Times — an epic, David Bowie-esque rock ballad
One Direction star wows with 'deeply personal' song
6th April 2017 | from Dan Wootton's Bizarre column

FIVE minutes and 40 seconds.

That’s how long it takes former ONE DIRECTION heart-throb HARRY STYLES to establish himself as the world’s most exciting new music star.

His debut single Sign of the Times is a soaring, epic rock ballad that sounds like a cross between DAVID BOWIE and LANA DEL REY (as weird as that sounds).

It goes against the current trend of non-distinguishable dance tracks — the length alone would make it commercial suicide for any other artist.

Its main instrument is the piano, which Harry has been studiously playing in private for years.

For large portions of the track he sings in falsetto, showing off a quality voice with much more range than we ever saw during his five years in 1D. This song has the potential to become a timeless classic.

Harry co-wrote it with the brilliant, highly regarded Grammy-winning producer JEFF BHASKER, best known for his work with KANYE WEST and JAY Z.

Whether anyone in the industry will take young Harry seriously as the “next Bowie” remains to be seen, but the 23-year-old is certainly putting his best foot forward.

The lyrics are “deeply personal”, sources close to Harry tell me, but they’re also open to any form of interpretation.

Sign of the Times begins with him singing over the piano: “Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times. Welcome to the final show, hope you’re wearing your best clothes.”

Could it be about a break-up? Possibly. Or maybe about death? More likely.

The refrain throughout the song is his need to “gotta get away from here”. From what exactly isn’t clear.

We could meet again somewhere, somewhere far away from here,” he sings, poignantly.

Many people think Harry has disappeared up his own backside with an arty promotional campaign designed to distance himself as far as possible from the 1D heritage that has given him this opportunity.

That said, I give him huge credit for releasing the most daring and well-delivered debut single of the decade.

And you won’t get it out of your head once you’ve heard it . . .

Starman rating: 5/5 stars


This is all sounding VERY exciting now ohmy.gif
PAJ88
Actually nit that bad.
Best of the solo 1D releases so far.
JosephAvery
PLAYING ON RADIO 1 RIGHT NOW !!!!!
JosephAvery
I think I'm a bit of a MESS right now, never been quite this exhilarated over a song premiere, but wow that was incredible mellow.gif wub.gif I had slight doubts in my mind and they were totally unnecessary in the end, his voice is incredible on any song and it's really well written too. Totally different to anything else in the charts but not alienating, to stop it being a hit.
.MIKE.
Yeah, this really is pretty fantastic. I can definitely understand the Bowie comparison/inspiration. With all the hype on his side, he's surely gonna be the biggest solo success of 1D
Medellíam
I really like it! The rock power ballad vibe really works for him. I wasn't too sure on the slightly distorted vocals during the falsetto at first, it didn't seem to fit right and took away from the impact of just hearing his natural voice over a piano, but I grew to like it towards the end. Definitely going to be a bit hit, although I suspect radio will want a ~3:30 edit.
JosephAvery
Straight onto the Radio 1 a-list and is top of the New Music Friday playlist on Spotify! Also added to Hot Hits UK on Spotify too, ie. the playlist with the biggest chart impact cheer.gif

Cameron
Em, it just kind of plod's along for the first minute and a half. They definitely could have cut 2 minutes off of it, even 3.
365
I like it, though it's long, there's some standout moments and I applaud him for having such an unexpected debut.
gooddelta
For me it's a bit like Stereophonics have covered a long lost Queen or Bowie track.

It's very instant and a brave debut though and I like it on first listen. I applaud him for not following the crowd too.
Jonjo
It's absolutely fantastic. So much better than I thought it would be. It's really well produced and has that classic and euphoric sound to it! Very impressed.
JosephAvery
#1 on iTunes wub.gif
Jonjo
TheJüpreme
Sounds a bit like Oasis. Interesting direction to go down. I wonder will there be a radio edit...
Regina
This is actually pretty fab. Was expecting something more upbeat though.

His voice reminds me of Kelly Jones.

More of an Aaron Taylor Johnson rather than a Sebastian Stan.


(long hair just for joseph xx)
JosephAvery
QUOTE(Regina @ Apr 7 2017, 11:36 AM) *
This is actually pretty fab. Was expecting something more upbeat though.

His voice reminds me of Kelly Jones.

More of an Aaron Taylor Johnson rather than a Sebastian Stan.


(long hair just for joseph xx)

I approve *.*
Davidson
This is utterly spellbindingly brilliant.

I can see it absolutely smashing and being one of the defining songs of the 10's. It just has that 'modern classic' feel about it right off the bat.

Perfectly executed.
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