As the cover boy of Rolling Stone’s new issue, Harry Styles has plenty of secrets to spill.
In his new interview, the 25-year-old British star opened up about his upcoming album, ex-girlfriend, and what it would take for One Direction to get back together for some new music.
Since embarking on each of their solo careers, it seems like Styles and his former bandmates have truly put their boyband days behind them. The good news is – that door isn’t completely closed yet; at least in Styles’ books.
“I don’t think I’d ever say I’d never do it again, because I don’t feel that way. If there’s a time when we all really want to do it, that’s the only time for us to do it, because I don’t think it should be about anything else other than the fact that we’re all like, ‘Hey, this was really fun. We should do this again’,” he told the publication.
“I think even in the disagreements, there’s always a mutual respect for each other — we did this really cool thing together, and we’ll always have that. It’s too important to me to ever be like, ‘Oh, that’s done.’ But if it happens, it will happen for the right reasons,” the singer explained.
Unlike many boybands, Styles is till proud of his One Direction work. “I know it’s the thing that always happens. When somebody gets out of a band, they go, ‘That wasn’t me. I was held back.’ But it was me. And I don’t feel like I was held back at all. It was so much fun. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not like I was tied to a radiator,” he joked.
When asked about his upcoming album, Styles shared that “all about having sex and feeling sad”. Magic mushrooms played a huge part in his creative process. “We’d do mushrooms, lie down on the grass, and listen to Paul McCartney’s Ram in the sunshine,” he recalled, adding one time when he was “doing mushrooms” he “bit off the tip of my tongue.”
Ouch! “So I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth,” he shared. “So many fond memories.”
In addition, the musician also noted that music is the only place “where it feels right” to talk about his relationships. “It’s not like I’ve ever sat down and done an interview and said, ‘So I was in a relationship, and this is what happened’,” Styles who dated Taylor Swift told Rolling Stone. “Because for me, music is where I let that cross over. It’s the only place, strangely, where it feels right to let that cross over.”
You can check out the full interview here.