You can't please everyone...
While the response to Harry Styles' new, rock-tinged music has been overwhelmingly positive, the "Sign of the Times" singer does have at least one critic -- former One Direction bandmate Liam Payne.
"Harry’s song I heard, and I’ll be honest with you, it’s not my sort of music," the 23-year-old singer said in a recent interview with Music Choice. "It’s not something I’d listen to, but I think he did a great job of doing what he wanted to do. That’s the way I’d put it best, I think."
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To be fair, Payne did clarify, "I think the funny thing is, he'd say the same thing about me, 'cause he doesn't really listen to hip-hop music."
Watch Payne's thoughts on the song below.
Guess that's fair! It seems the Directioners have merely gone off in different, well, directions. Recently, Migos confirmed they have collaborated with Payne, whose post-1D project has a more hip-hop vibe.
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Payne was supportive of Styles after he released his debut single in April, writing, "Proud of you H. Glad you're getting to do your own thing ?."
Styles dropped his debut album on May 12, whereas Payne's new music is still to come.
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We'll have to see who wins out in the post-boy band battle!
Watch the video below for Styles' bandmates reactions to his new music.