Harry Styles Officially Goes Solo, Shares Single Art and Release Date Ahead of 'SNL' Performance

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Going solo coming back in style.
Harry Styles officially confirmed his solo debut via Instagram on Friday, following a series of blank posts last week, seeming to indicate a clean slate.
"SIGN.OF.THE.TIMES // 7.APRIL.17 //," the caption read, along with what appears to be artwork for the single.

Eek! It's really happening.
Styles was long expected to be the first One Directioner to break off into his own project, before Zayn Malik unexpectedly quit in 2015 to embark on his own solo career. His debut album, Mind of Mine was released in March 2016.
Then, in June 2016, Directioners were dealt another blow when it was reported that Styles had signed a solo contract with Columbia Records (note, the Columbia insignia on the single's cover art).
Meanwhile, soon after his single is released, Styles will be taking his new music to the stage!
On Tuesday, Saturday Night Live revealed that the 23-year-old singer will be the show's musical guest on April 15, alongside host Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the video below for more on Styles' new direction.