Harry Styles has kept a low profile throughout One Direction's hiatus, but it appears he is quietly working on establishing himself as a solo artist. Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid revealed he has been writing songs with Harry over the past few years, which he believes will leave fans "really shocked" when they are finally released.
"I've been friends with Harry for a long time, and we've written together a lot," Johnny told Press Association. "Harry is a really prolific artist and a super-talented guy. He's really authentic and he has an incredible voice, so we've been writing a lot of songs. We've been writing songs for years together."
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Harry Styles has been writing solo music for years
Johnny had nothing but high praise for the 22-year-old, adding: "I'm really excited by the way he's sounding at the minute, he's such a talent. I think the world is going to be really shocked at what he comes up with."
It has long been speculated Harry would enjoy solo success following his time in the band, but more recently he appears to be taking his career in a different direction after landing a role in Christopher Nolan's new World War II film Dunkirk.
However Johnny says music is Harry's major passion and he is sure the Perfect singer will release solo music in the future.
Johnny McDaid says fans will be "really shocked" by Harry's solo music
"I don't know about soon, I don't know how long that is. But I would imagine that Harry would come up with something that's going to be pretty special, and from what I've heard, it'll blow the socks off the world," he said.
As for their songwriting process? "We do the guerrilla thing. I've never been in a studio with Harry, we tend to just hang out at his house or mine, or we'll meet somewhere and set up in a living room.
"It's just the way he likes to do it and the way I like to do it, so it means that we can order takeaway and kick up ideas."