Remember when Adele sent the nation into meltdown with a cryptic advert teasing the release of ‘Hello’ during an ‘X Factor’ ad break? Well, it looks like Harry Styles is going down a similar route for his debut release.
The video showed Harry walking through a darkened room towards an open door, and while we didn’t see his face, he was easily identifiable by his collection of tattoos and his green eyes.
The ad flashed up the date of 7 April at the end, suggesting that is when fans can expect to hear his solo efforts.
Intriguingly, he also changed all his social media profile pictures to blank white boxes, and also posted three white boxes on his Instagram.
Needless to say the announcement drove fans wild, particularly as it came at exactly the same time news his bandmate Liam Payne had welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Cheryl was announced.
Some fans also noted the significance of the date, given 25 March was when Zayn Mailk left the group in 2015:
Harry will be the fourth ex-member of the band to officially unveil solo material, following Zayn’s album ‘Mind Of Mine’, and Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan’s respective efforts to top the UK Singles Chart.
Harry has been pretty busy in the time since 1D announced their split hiatus, and will make his big screen debut in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ later this year.