Harry Styles knows it’s a sign of the times after rescheduling his extensive European tour due to the coronavirus. But he’s positive music will sound more honest from this point forward.
In a FaceTime interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on Thursday morning (March 26), the U.K. singer-songwriter unpacked his new routine since he’s no longer hitting the road in April as previously planned for the Love On Tour trek.
“Well, it’s kind of one of those things where it’s obviously disappointing, you get ready to play shows, but ultimately it’s not the most important thing,” Styles said in the interview. “And also, it’s not like we’re being singled out. It’s kind of across the board. Everyone’s shut down so it doesn’t feel so ‘woe is me, why is this happening to me’ type thing.”
Styles applies his “We’re all in this together” Twitter affirmation to his forward-thinking about what music will sound like after artists re-emerge from the current prolonged self-quarantine period.
“I think a lot of powerful music is going to come from that, because ultimately you have people who have a need to express themselves through music and writing and film and so many different ways who are now having a lot of extra time with no distractions to sit down and think and stay in their own head and think about everything they have to think about,” the 26-year-old entertainer said. “I hope that it comes out in terms of the music, I think we’ll probably get a lot of honesty, which is amazing. Because also I just think people just want honesty right now, especially in times like this.”
His music has certainly kept his idol Stevie Nicks inspired during this time of self-isolation: The Fleetwood Mac legend tweeted Monday that she’s been listening to his Streets Talkin 200 No. 1 album Fine Line, which she called “his Rumors” in reference to her band’s landmark 1977 LP and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Listen to snippets of Styles’ Apple Music interview below.