Well THIS is a sudden shift, He wants to be a Rock star??
Styles more or less holds his own in these aggro moments, but his rock remains at its best with a little pop in it.
The singer himself benefits from striding bravely into territory that’s rarely represented in today’s mainstream. We aren’t just lacking for teen idols-turned-rock stars, we’re lacking for rock stars in general. The throne is empty, so Harry Styles might as well keep it warm for a while.
One Direction’s fans have grown up” NME wrote, and “Harry’s music has too.” Buzzfeed announced that “Harry Styles Isn’t Following The Pop Star Playbook”, while Stereogum headlined their review “Harry Styles, Prince Of Pop, Takes A Stab At Rock Stardom”, opening with “Here’s a sign of the times for you: The most famous member of the world’s leading boy band is trying to become a rock star”. The Telegraph”s review found the departure so stark that it offered the following intensely patronizing speculation: “It is so old-fashioned it may actually come across as something new to its target audience. After all, most One Direction fans wouldn’t even have been twinkles in their parents’ eyes when this kind of ragged confection was all the rage.” Because, tragically, society has still not discovered a way to make music from the past available to modern ears.
Here’s a sign of the times for you: The most famous member of the world’s leading boy band is trying to become a rock star. – source