While he may not be spontaneous -- though he does tend to suspend himself off helicopters in mid-air -- Styles does have plenty of famous friends to brag about. In fact, he got a rather hilarious 21st birthday gift from Adele.
“For my 21st she gave me one of her albums, 21
, she said, ‘I did some pretty cool stuff when I was 21, good luck,’” Styles recalled laughing. “I was like, ‘Geez.’ No pressure.”
Noting that his favorite Adele song from her new album is “Sweetest Devotion,” Styles gushed about the pop superstar, saying, “I’ve spoken to her a little bit, but I don’t think so much for advice. For her, I like how she does stuff. She leads by example, she’s the biggest, she’s amazing… she’s just good at it. I like how she does everything. I think it always looks very nice.”
He’s also a big fan of his pal Ed Sheeran, who listened to some of his album before its release.
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“He liked one [song] that wasn’t on [the album], so I had a moment,” Styles admitted of his doubts about his song list. “I just think he’s really good. He’s one of the most talented dudes I know.”
As for his mellow, classic rock-style single “Sign of the Times,” Styles hopes it will be a big hit.
“I like it so I hope people like it,” he said. “It’s the song I’m most proud of writing, I think.”
Styles is set to perform the song on Saturday Night Live
on April 15 and the music video will be out later this month.
For more from the filming the music video, watch the clip below!