Harry Styles - Sign of the Times

Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
Year: 2017
Genre: Rock
Style: Classic Rock
Sign of the Times has a very long ballad and an endless intro of 16 seconds. This is not good for the commercial radio but the song received a lot of positive criticism. The song is very different from the commercial boys-band songs. For this you need guts as a beginning solo artist. Also the artwork of the cover is totally different from that of the former boys-band he was in. You almost can hardly recognize Harry on the cover.

Rock and piano
Sign of the Times is pure classic rock build up around a piano in the style of David Bowie. 2 years before this single was released, was Harry learning piano, this in complete silence but it pays off.

Lyrics and melody
The text of this song is very personal: Just stop your crying, it's a sign of the times. Welcome to the final show, hope you're wearing your best clothes. An and of a relation? The dead? What's it all about? We can only guess.
To produce this song he got help from Jeff Bhasker known from his work with Jay-Z and Kayne West. The song can best be referred with Hunky Dory by David Bowie. When the song burst open you recognize Queen and the start-melody has something of Lana Del Rey.

For the video-clip of Sign of the Times their was a big budget. Harry flew in the air with a helicopter and played a while for James Bond.