Harry Styles released his first solo single, “Sign of the Times” today (April 7), and already the fans can’t get enough of the One Direction heartthrob, who had everyone buzzing about all over social media.
After the gigantic news of the singers’ solo career taking off, the anticipation increased even further when Styles promoted a special teaser of the track on March 25, and soon after revealed the cover art of the single on March 31. Fans were prepared for the big release but was not expecting such a dramatic change of direction from the 1D star.
However, Styles did not disappoint, debuting a powerful, rousing ballad with a falsetto refrain that fans have been obsessing over all day. Once fans got wind of the premiere of “Sign of the Times” you could say they were a bit excited.
Many fans thanked the One Direction singer in their own heartfelt way.
Harry Styles could spit in my eye and blind me and I’d thank him
— Alec (@mralecgasin) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles thank you for blessing my ears ——–
— Hazeli– (@hazelimarie) April 7, 2017
— This Is Funner (@ThisIsFunner) April 7, 2017
While some 1D supporters opted to describe their emotions through memes.
me: “my crush on harry styles was so middle school I’m over it”
*harry styles drops new music*
— gray (@GraysonGifford) April 7, 2017
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— Rakan dad (@ANDYLICIOUS13) April 7, 2017
— megan crowley ??? (@megangoode11) April 7, 2017
— Tribe Twenty One (@tribe21_) April 7, 2017
— Tyrinne Lashay Lewis (@tyyy10) April 7, 2017
Harry: just stop your crying-
— bel ÷ (@idiotslane) April 7, 2017
One groupie compared him to a popular vegetable.
HE’S GOING TO BE AS BIG AS KALE ! @Harry_Styles
— Jocelyn Kerb (@CagedInParadise) April 7, 2017
A few followers went to drastic measures to express their love for Harry.
.@Harry_Styles THE FUCKIN NOTES AT THE END OF THE SONG CURED ME!!! LIKE I DIDNT EVEN KNOW I WAS SICK BUT HE CURED ME
— kurtis conner (@kurtisconner) April 7, 2017
quitting my day job 2 become a harry styles fan account
— lovrboy ? (@ChristianLeave) April 7, 2017
— Flor– (@Larry_ZiamShipp) April 7, 2017
And one fan’s reaction hit it spot on.
I think harry styles just saved 2017 —- #SignOfTheTimes
— Andrew Cassara (@AndrewCassara) April 7, 2017