18/04/2017 17:17 BST

Harry Styles' 'Sign Of The Times' Has A Rather Surprising Backstory

Definitely not your standard pop ditty.

Harry Styles has shared the rather surprising backstory behind his chart-topping song, ‘Sign Of The Times’.

The former One Direction singer unveiled his debut solo effort earlier this month, and quickly stormed to the number one spot in the UK singles chart.

Clocking in at more than five and a half minutes, it’s quite the departure from the sound we heard him showcasing with 1D, and it seems the track’s narrative differs from the group’s carefree ditties about romance and partying, more than any of us had realised.

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Read Harry’s interview in full in the new issue of Rolling Stone.

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