That distant, piercing sound you heard off in this distance wasn't you imagination. No, it was the sound of a thousand teenage girls around the world shrieking. Harry Styles has officially revealed his new album cover, and it is shirtless.
The One Direction singer took to social media early this morning to announce that his highly-anticipated solo album finally has a release date...and it's a lot sooner than expected. According to his Twitter and Instagram posts, the singer's first-ever album will drop on May 12, which is less than a month away.
Styles also posted the cover art and a track lis for the album (queue more shrieking). The photo on the cover features a shirtless, wet Styles, pictured from the back, with a couple of gold chains draped around his neck (perhaps from Kanye West's new collection). From what he posted on Insta, it looks like there will be 10 songs on the album, with his debut single "Sign of the Times" coming in at Track 2.
Perhaps most notable, in terms of Internet fads, is that the album cover reveals that, like you, Styles is a fan of 'Millennial pink,' the blush-toned hue that has risen to popularity thanks to use with brands appealing to, well, millenials (See: Glossier, The Wing, etc.).
But back to the music. If previous rumors hold true, the singer's upcoming album will have a totally new sound for the singer (or should we say a brand-new style). His solo music has been compared to '70s British rock, like David Bowie or Queen, evident in"Sign of the Times," which dropped last week. Luckily, the masses won't have to wait much longer to get a further taste: Styles is set to perform on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, alongside host Jimmy Fallon. If you have any teens nearby, now may be the time to stock up on noise-cancelling headphones.
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