Everyone Loves Harry Styles' Amazing New Single 'Sign of the Times' -- See His Bandmates' Reactions and More!

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Welcome to the church of Harry Styles.
On Friday, the One Direction alum became the fourth One Direction singer to officially embark on his solo career. And after Zayn Malik's R&B stylings, Louis Tomlinson's EDM endeavor and Niall Horan's solemn acoustic medley of lost love, the direction the 23-year-old singer is taking is a bona fide rock anthem.
"Sign of the Times" hits the ears as a reverent study of classic rock balladry (that, dare we say, gives off some light David Bowie vibes), patiently growing from piano crooning to soaring vocals over bombastic riffs and a melancholy guitar solo line.
Styles took a risk here. He could have done a safe, radio-ready pop song -- or worse, botched the execution of this effort with a hacky, stadium rock imitation of the legends he pays homage to on "A Sign of the Times." But the singer-songwriter sounds confident here, coming out with perhaps the most sure-footed effort yet of the divergent Directioners.
And people are taking notice.
Styles' former bandmates, Niall Horan and Liam Payne, took to Twitter to offer praise to their friend and collaborator.
"Love it, H," Horan tweeted, upon the single's release.
"@Harry_Styles proud of you H. Glad you're getting to do your own thing," Payne wrote.
The Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston implored his followers to check out the song, tweeting, "If you haven't listened to 'Sign of the Times' yet, do. It's bloody great."
But the best reactions, obviously, had to be from Styles' fans.
In response to the positive reaction to the song, Styles tweeted, simply, "Thanks for having me. Love you. H."
That love is reciprocated, Harry! You have our hearts, and most definitely, our ears.
Check out the lyrics to "Sign of the Times" below:
Just stop your crying It's a sign of the times Welcome to the final show Hope you're wearing your best clothes You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky You look pretty good down here But you ain't really good If we never learn, we been here before Why are we always stuck and running from The bullets The bullets We never learn, we been here before Why are we always stuck and running from The bullets The bullets Just stop your crying It's a sign of the times We gotta get away from here We gotta get away from here Just stop your crying It will be alright They told me that the end is near We gotta get away from here Just stop crying Have the time of your life Breaking through the atmosphere And things are pretty good from here Remember everything will be alright We can meet again somewhere Somewhere far away from here If we never learn, we been here before Why are we always stuck and running from The bullets The bullets We never learn, we been here before Why are we always stuck and running from The bullets The bullets Just stop your crying It's a sign of the times We gotta get away from here We gotta get away from here Just stop your crying Baby it will be alright They told me that the end is near We gotta get away from here If we never learn, we been here before Why are we always stuck and running from The bullets The bullets We never learn, we been here before Why are we always stuck and running from The bullets The bullets We don't talk enough We should open up Before it's all too much Will we ever learn? We've been here before It's just what we know Stop your crying baby It's a sign of the times We gotta get away We got to get away We got to get away We got to get away We got to get away We got to, we got to We got to, we got to We got to, we got to
OK, we officially cannot get enough of this song!
And we should be expecting big things from the video too -- given that Syles dangled from a helicopter while filming it!
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