Sign of the Times – Harry Styles

Love this. It blew me away two days ago when I heard this song. Harry Styles rocks.

Wiki: Sign of the Times” is the debut solo single by English singer and songwriter Harry Styles for his self-titled debut studio album. It is his first single outside of the boy band One Direction. Released on 7 April 2017, by Erskine and Columbia Records, it was written by Styles, Ryan Nasci, and Mitch Rowland. Musically, it was defined by critics as a multi-genre ballad, including pop rocksoft rock and glam rock. Its music video was released on 8 May.

The song is a pop rocksoft rockpiano ballad. According to a Billboard writer, it “folds in psychedelic soulindie rock and spacey pop“. The “apocalyptic” power balladshows influences from 1970s British rock. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Styles stated, “The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there’s a complication. The mother is told, ‘The child is fine, but you’re not going to make it.’ The mother has five minutes to tell the child, ‘Go forth and conquer.'”