“I didn’t want to exhaust our fan base,” he explains.
The fame visited upon Harry Styles in his years with One D was a special kind of mania.
With a self-effacing smile, a hint of darkness and the hair invariably described as “tousled,” he became a canvas onto which millions of fans pitched their hopes and dreams.
Styles remains a One D advocate: “I love the band, and would never rule out anything in the future.
The band changed my life, gave me everything.” Harry Styles reveals the inspiration behind his new music. There were songs I wanted to write and record, and not just have it be ‘Here’s a demo I wrote.’ Every decision I’ve made since I was 16 was made in a democracy.
(“Didn’t read it,” comments the nonfiction Styles, “but I hope he gets more than me.”) But at the height of One D–mania, Styles took a step back. “Honest,” he says, a year later, driving through midcity Los Angeles in a dusty black Range Rover.
For many, 2016 was a year of lost musical heroes and a toxic new world order. He’s lived here off and on for the past few years, always returning to London.
You realize you’re exhausted and you don’t want to drain people’s belief in you.” After much discussion, the band mutually agreed to a hiatus, which was announced in August 2015 (Zayn Malik had abruptly left One D several months earlier).
Fans were traumatized by the band’s decision, but were let down easy with a series of final bows, including a tour that ran through October.
Nick Grimshaw has addressed those long running rumours that he enjoyed a romantic relationship with Harry Styles.
And it’s bad news for anyone who was ever shipping that relationship - as Grimmy says he and Hazza were definitely nothing more than just friends.
We arrive at a crowded diner, and Styles cuts through the room holding a black notebook jammed with papers and artifacts from his album, looking like a college student searching for a quiet place to study.