April showers bring May flowers. Or so they say.
But, it seems this April has brought showers of another kind. The kind that features a green eyed Brit taking the music world by storm after what felt like endless anticipation.
Since April 7 found Harry Styles solo debut ‘Sign of the Times’ hitting the airwaves, it seems to have been a tsunami of everything Styles. From radio interviews, to being musical guest on SNL, performing on the Graham Norton show and now a Rolling Stone cover, it has only been 2 weeks and already, everywhere we look we see his face.
Now that we’re complaining.
Lets take a quick recap over this last fortnight, shall we?
April 7: Sign of the Times is released
Reviews were immediately raving, including Billboard and more citing Harry a force to be reckoned with
It recalls Robbie Williams’s blockbuster stadium anthem Angels and Queen’s sentimental pomp. Styles isn’t saying hello to his new solo career yet, he’s still bidding farewell to a youth and young manhood spent in Simon Cowells clutches. – The Telegraph
FIVE minutes and 40 seconds. That’s how long it takes former One Direction heart-throb HARRY STYLES to establish himself as the world’s most exciting new music star. – The Sun
April 15: Musical Guest on Saturday Night Live
It didn’t take long for the media to see that Harry was more than the boy band hearthrob they may have pegged him as.
In going above and beyond his musical guest duties on this week’s S.N.L., Styles proved what his die-hard fans have been saying all along: he’s more than just a haircut. – Vanity Fair
In going above and beyond his musical guest duties on this week’s S.N.L., Styles proved what his die-hard fans have been saying all along: he’s more than just a haircut. – Cosmopolitan
April 21: Appears on Graham Norton Show
A must do as any popular British act, sitting down with Graham Norton as well as taking the stage for his second live performance of Sign of the Times.
Wearing a Gucci suit that guest Welsh comedian Rob Brydon joked looked like pajamas, Styles talked a bit about his forthcoming debut bustle album, among other more random things. “I am excited because I’m really proud of it and I’ve worked quite hard on it,” he said of the eponymous LP, eliciting a swoon from the audience that host Norton was quick to mock. – Billboard
May 4: Cover of Rolling Stone
It is a right of passage for any trend setting, iconic act…so much so that it has a song about it…’on the cover of the rolling stone…’ Well, Styles hit the mark, his issue for May 4, 2017 already being clutched up by fans all over the world.
Cameron Crowe details a year in the life of the One Direction star as he leaves behind his boy-band past, heads to Jamaica and comes of age – Rolling Stone
And this is only the beginning…with Styles album release coming May 12, and his film debut with Christopher Nolans ‘Dunkirk’, it seems that 2017 is going to be the era of Styles.