HARRY ST YLES

LES­SON: STAND OUT FROM THE PACK

GQ (Australia) - - CARS -

Yes, he was in a boy band. Cer­tainly the most suc­cess­ful boy band of our time. But it was only af­ter One Di­rec­tion split that we dis­cov­ered who Styles re­ally is – and while we’ll say noth­ing of his for­mer band mates’ ef­forts, turns out Styles can ac­tu­ally sing. The 23-year-old recog­nised the need to grow up from his teen-friendly im­age, quickly es­tab­lish­ing him­self as a style icon and, more im­por­tantly, pro­duced the goods where it counts: mu­sic. His self-ti­tled de­but was the fur­thest thing from what any­one ex­pected and in­stead of tak­ing the easy route and phon­ing in over-pro­duced, sugar-sweet pop, he de­liv­ered an al­bum packed with soar­ing vo­cals and gen­uine old-school charm. Truth is, chances don’t come along that of­ten, so make sure they count.

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