Just Stop Your Crying, Baby — Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” Single is Here!

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IT’S HERE, GUYS! IT’S FINALLY HERE!

Though Directioners have gotten a taste of what all the other One Direction guys have to bring to the table sans the rest of the group, this is the first time fans get to hear Solo Harry Styles. And, let us tell you, the curly-haired crooner does NOT disappoint with his debut single, “Sign of the Times.” Get your first listen here:

His smooth vocals paired with the soft rock melody is quite literally music to our ears. It’s almost reminiscent of an ’80s power ballad — from Elton John, maybe? — or a more anti-climactic offshoot of Hozier‘s “Take Me to Church” — in our opinion, anyway.

It’s a funny thing, really — for a boy band called One Direction, the lads really branched off into all different directions: Harry went pop/soft rock, Zayn Malik went R&B, Niall Horan went pop/country, Louis Tomlinson went EDM, Liam Payne went… rap? Whatever the case, we love ’em all… but maybe you’re living for one more than the rest? If so, pick one:

We’re guessing you’re gonna have “Sign of the Times” on replay for the rest of the day, so if you wanna sing along, ~just stop your crying~, we deciphered the lyrics for ya:

[Verse 1]
Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times
Welcome to the final show
Hope you’re wearing your best clothes
You can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain’t really good

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Chorus]
Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Just stop your crying, it’ll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here

[Verse 2]
Just stop your crying, have the time of your life
Breaking through the atmosphere
And things are pretty good from here
Remember everything will be alright
We can meet again somewhere
Somewhere far away from here

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Chorus]
Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Stop your crying, baby, it’ll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Bridge]
We don’t talk enough, we should open up
Before it’s all too much
Will we ever learn? We’ve been here before
It’s just what we know

[Outro]
Stop your crying, baby, it’s a sign of the times
We gotta get away, we got to get away
We got to get away, we got to get away
We got to get away
We got to, we got to run
We got to, we got to run
We got to, we got to run

_____
Music isn’t the only thing on Harry’s mind. Here are six roles you didn’t know he almost filled:


Mattheus, Tulip Fever

Harvey Weinstein is one of the film industry's biggest executives, so when he offers you a movie role, you do not say no. Except for when you're Harry Styles.

The producer and studio owner told MailOnline, "I offered Harry a role in Tulip Fever but he was touring so he had to turn it down. The part ended up going to Matthew Morrison and let me tell you this, the very first scene he shot was one of him kissing Cara Delevingne."

Well, that would've been awk! Maybe touring responsibilities wasn't the only reason why Harry passed on the offer...

Photo: Getty

Fiyero, Wicked

Wicked is possibly Broadway's most well-known play of all time, so it's really only a matter of time until someone adapts the story to fit on the big screen.

"[Harry's on] top of the Wicked team's wish list to play the romantic lead role of Fiyero,” a source told The Sun. "Movie makers see him as a new Zac Efron and think he would be a perfect casting for a movie musical.”

While comparisons to Zac Efron are definitely great, the movie still has no solid production plans, so the official cast list won't be revealed for a long time.

Photo: Getty

King Harald Hardrada, King Harald

A few months ago it was revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly offered Harry the role of King Harald Hardrada in the latest historical film he's working on with his production company, Appian Way.

"[Leo and Harry] have been friends for a while now, and got chatting recently about Harry's acting career," a source told The Daily Star. "Leo would love to be the man to turn him into a movie star. Leo's asked Harry to take the role, but has promised him it won't interfere with his commitments to One Direction. The movie is in its initial stages so a filming schedule would be fit around the band's tour dates."

Hmm...seeing as One Direction will go on a hiatus after the On The Road Again Tour is done, Hazza may have more time than expected.

Photo: Getty

Young Frank Sinatra, Untitled Film

When it comes to Martin Scorsese's upcoming biopic about Frank Sinatra's life, Harry Styles has a lot of competition. According to reports, Justin Timberlake, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco and Eddie Redmayne are all in the running to play the young icon. A source revealed, however, that Harry's real life could give him the advantage.

"It won’t be lost on Scorsese that Sinatra himself was a brilliant young singer before he hit the silver screen. If Harry can master character acting on top of being the great singer we all know he is, there’s no reason why this can’t be the platform that launches him as a major movie star."

The Sinatra movie is still in its early stages, but a Universal executive confirmed that the 21-year-old singer is “definitely on the short list."

Photo: Getty

Unknown Character, The Bad Education Movie 2

After 1D announced their upcoming break, one of Harry's friends knew exactly how he was going to capitalize on his pal's new-found free time -- getting him in his film!

“I should’ve written him a part in The Bad Education Movie," Jack Whitehall told The Sun. “Maybe I’ll send him the first one and he can decide whether he wants to be in [the sequel].”

Photo: Entertainment Film Distributors

Unknown Character, Ab Fab: The Movie

The UK is FREAKING out over the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous film, and to make the news even more exciting, Jennifer Saunders apparently wants Harry Styles to be in it!

"Jennifer has told friends she wants Harry to be part of the movie,” a source said. “She’s got some great cameos in the bag already, but wants to give the film a young, hipster edge."

There's no official word if the 1D guy will accept Jennifer's offer, but the movie doesn't start filming until later this year, so there's plenty of time for him to decide.

Photo: BBC

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