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Harry Styles: 'Mystery... it's just what I like'

Harry Styles has opened up in a brand new interview with Rolling Stone about One Direction, his grounded childhood and family, romance with Taylor Swift and his newly launched solo career.

As one of the most well-known 23-year-olds in the world, Styles himself is still largely unknown. Behind his stage persona, there's still a lot we don't know about him and he likes it that way.

Styles says: "With an artist like Prince, all you wanted to do was know more. And that mystery - it's why those people are so magical! Like, fuck, I don't know what Prince eats for breakfast. That mystery ...  it's just what I like."

In the interview, he also admits that he was one of the first members of the British boyband to suggest the lads took some time off from the 1D mania, but he also touches the possibility of them reuniting in the future.

One Direction announced their hiatus back in August 2015, after Zayn Malik had left the group five months earlier.

Styles reveals that the group initially spoke about taking some time off as early as 2014. He admitted: “I didn’t want to exhaust our fan base.

“If you’re shortsighted, you can think, ‘Let’s just keep touring,’ but we all thought too much of the group than to let that happen. You realise you’re exhausted and you don’t want to drain people’s belief in you.”

Speaking about One Direction reuniting, he said: “I love the band, and would never rule out anything in the future. The band changed my life, gave me everything.”

The star released his debut solo single ‘Sign Of The Times’ recently, and his self-titled debut album is set to drop on May 12.

Speaking about his solo career, Styles revealed: 

“I wanted to step up. There were songs I wanted to write and record, and not just have it be ‘Here’s a demo I wrote.’ Every decision I’ve made since I was 16 was made in a democracy. I felt like it was time to make a decision about the future …  and maybe I shouldn’t rely on others.”

Read the full interview with Harry Styles here

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