It's finally the moment One Direction fans have all been waiting for: Harry Styles' first solo single has arrived.
As promised in a sneaky teaser commercial during the U.K.'s X Factor on March 25 and the title and cover art reveal on March 31, Styles officially dropped "Sign of the Times" on Friday (April 7). And as expected, it's pretty killer.
Although Styles never gave any hint about how his solo material would sound, he delivered a true spacey rock ballad in "Sign of the Times," something that might fit in more with David Bowie's catalog or perhaps even an epic '90s rock jam like Spacehog's "In the Meantime" than it does with today's top 40. Aside from the familiarity of Styles' voice, this does not sound like a 1D song.