Harry Styles rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction along with Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik, who left in 2015. The band gained international success and released some top hits over the years. However, in 2016 they decided to end One Direction in order to pursue their own careers and desires.

Harry Styles changes up his style and his music

Harry Styles has altered both his musical sound and his style in this new time of reinvention for the former One Direction star. Styles was always recognized for his signature long locks, and this was something he took into consideration when reinventing himself as an artist.

Styles chopped off his mane and began to don a variety of tuxedos. It is evident that the singer has grown up from the 16-year-old fans came to know on the X-Factor stage.

His style is not the only thing that has changed. Styles has begun to explore a genre of music, which is the furthest thing fans of One Direction could expect. It is clear that Harry wants to be known as his own artist and not just that guy from One Direction. He spent a long time mulling over the process before he finally released "Sign of the Times" and demonstrated a sample of his new sound to the world.

From there, Harry Styles has continued to excite fans with his music. A month after the teasing release of "Sign of the Times," he dropped his debut album. Songs include "Meet Me in the Hallway", "Woman" and "Kiwi." Styles has stated that this new wave of sound is a culmination of everything that he loves.

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He finds inspiration in older music from the 60's and the 70's but also strives to ingrain his own sound into the mix. The resulting melodic reinvention of the artist shows off his incredible vocal range and ability to thrive in this solo environment.

The artist's recent successes and promotional gigs

Harry Styles has been receiving a lot of attention from the media and stars alike as he promotes his new album. Styles appeared on "Saturday Night Live", "Graham Norton" and "The Late Late Show with James Cordon." Styles played his song "Sign of the Times" on "Graham Norton," treating the audience to a magnificent performance. The star featured heavily on "The Late Late Show" as he gave a monologue and took part in a "Carpool Karaoke" episode.

The singer is in high demand as the hype surrounding his new sound and image is growing. The star recently performed once more for "The Late Late Show." The gig took place on the rooftop of City Hall in London. While the world has fallen in love with this brand new Harry Styles, the singer also treats fans to some old school numbers from his days with One Direction.

Styles highly values his roots as a performer with One Direction. If anything, this makes it easier for fans to embrace his transition.

Styles has recently announced that he will be going on a world tour come 2018. Styles is debuting his new debut album he dropped in May 2017. Places he will be visiting on tour include Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Ireland and many more.