.@Harry_Styles appears on our latest cover. Rob Sheffield rides shotgun with the former boy-band hero as he opens up about sex, psychedelics, becoming a 21st-century rock star and more https://t.co/MmKWtCMZP4 pic.twitter.com/iO7SrRfvKy— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 26, 2019
Follow up to this post, Harry Styles has a sit down with Rob Sheffield to
About his second album and 1D:
Currently putting finishing touches on his second album, which he describes being all about “having sex and feeling sad”. Most of the songs come from a place of heartbreak, from his most recent relationship with Camille Rowe, which ended last summer after a year. Says psychedelics started to play a role in his creative process, and at one point he bit off his tongue while doing shrooms: "I was trying to sing with blood gushing out of my mouth"
Talks about 1D, says it was all him, and he wasn’t held back by the band, says it was so much fun. “If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not like I was tied to a radiator.” Doesn’t know if he’ll ever do it again, but says never say never. He contemplates if they were to ever go back doing things the same way again, it wouldn’t be the same thing anyway.
About his ~wokeness and sexuality:
He says as a white male he’s aware he’s not going through all the things his fanbase does. Says he’s just trying to make people included in shows by the things he does.
He was nervous to do so (BLM flags, end gun violence stickers etc.) because he didn’t want people to think he was trying to make it about him or to champion the cause, he’s aware he’s not the person to do that. “Everyone in that room is on the same page and everyone knows what I stand for. I’m not saying I understand how it feels. I’m just trying to say, ‘I see you.’”
About his audience and feminism:
He says he loves that he has a fervent female fandom - calls them bullshit detectors. “We’re so past that dumb outdated narrative of ‘Oh, these people are girls, so they don’t know what they’re talking about.’ They’re the ones who know what they’re talking about. They’re the people who listen obsessively. They fucking own this shit. They’re running it.”” As a person who grew up with his mom and sister, he thinks the idea of feminism is straight forward and he doesn’t really want credit for it.
Harry Styles for Rolling Stone. Photographed by Ryan McGinley. pic.twitter.com/1prrFLcGH5— HSD (@hsdaily) August 26, 2019
Harry Styles for Rolling Stone magazine. Photographed by Ryan McGinley. pic.twitter.com/xR2MrHPYAs— HSD (@hsdaily) August 26, 2019
Harry Styles for Rolling Stone magazine. Photographed by Ryan McGinley. pic.twitter.com/m1MWmOvCZ7— HSD (@hsdaily) August 26, 2019
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