Harry Styles kicked off his solo venture on Friday (April 7), releasing his first single "Sign of the Times." The powerful, rock-influenced anthem is a bit of a departure from the poppier jams he made with One Direction -- but will the whole album be that far off from his 1D days? Let him tell you.
"I think 'Sign of the Times,' in terms of honesty, is a good representation of the album," Styles told Carson Daly on CBS's AMP Radio the morning of the single's release. "I don’t know if they all sound exactly like it, I think there’s a lot of different little bits on there. But in terms of liking it, I do, which is handy."
As Styles said, he's very happy with his debut track -- in fact, he said in a previous interview that "Sign of the Times" is the song he's most proud of writing. The sound of the single seems to draw influence from the likes of Pink Floyd and David Bowie, and Styles suggested that that's exactly where he got his inspiration.