Harry Styles finally released the music video for his debut solo single “Sign of the Times” this morning and it is has fans just as excited as when the song was released. Throughout the nearly six minute video, Styles is seen floating above beautiful scenery in Scotland. Though it is a simple music video, Styles’ usual calm and soothing aesthetic is perfectly captured.
Styles’ return to radio is, as expected, beautifully produced and written to give fans a twist on something that has been so familiar for the past seven years. The 5 minutes and 41 seconds of the song wrap the listener in the warm, comforting stress relief. Compare it to the gift that you want for your birthday that you know you are going to get, but when you open it, it is so much more than what you thought it was going to be. A huge weight is lifted off your shoulders by the soft rock-esque ballad. The familiarity of Styles’ smooth and powerfully emotional voice will have a calming effect on everyone, even those who were not fans of his music before.
The debut solo self-titled album will be released on May 12 and he is heading off on a sold out world tour in the fall.