After debuting his first single as a solo artist, Harry Styles is very much so back on the music map. His single, “Sign of the Times,” has already reached the #1 spot in several U.K. singles charts. However, in his interview with Cameron Crowe for Rolling Stone, Styles revealed that “Sign of the Times” has a super depressing backstory.
At face value, it’s a song about living in an upset world and expresses the sullenness many are feeling at this point in time. But beneath the lyrics, Styles intended for “Sign of the Times” to have a deeper, and darker, meaning.
During his interview, Styles told Crowe,
“Most of the stuff that hurts me about what’s going on at the moment is not politics, it’s fundamentals. Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything. … ’Sign of the Times’ came from ‘This isn’t the first time we’ve been in a hard time, and it’s not going to be the last time.”