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Harry Styles announces title and date of solo single release

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Emmy Griffiths
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Harry Styles sent fans into a frenzy after announcing the title of his first ever solo single, and the date it will be released. The One Direction band member tweeted: "SIGN.OF.THE.TIMES // 7.APRIL.17 //" along with a photo which appears to show the star looking out onto the horizon while stood in the ocean. Fans were quick to discuss the upcoming single, with one writing: "What is your favourite song? Me: SIGN OF THE TIMES . It hasn't been released yet. Me: its Harry Styles." Another added: "I'm high key excited about Harry Styles's first single." Harry will also be making his solo debut on the April 15 episode of Saturday Night Live. Harry will join host Jimmy Fallon on the hotly-anticipated episode.

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Harry announced his single title 

The star has had a busy few months as he has also filmed Dunkirk, an upcoming war film directed by Christopher Nolan. Harry's co-star, Oscar-winning Mark Rylance, was full of praise for him, telling the Evening Standard: "I didn't know anything about him really other than my 12-year-old niece played me a music video. She adores him. There are girls all over the place trying to get to him - he is one handsome fella with an incredible smile and eyes. What's really surprised me is he's really witty, really funny - he really makes me laugh."

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Harry will be performing on SNL

He continued: "He's been ever so brave, not making any fuss. He seems remarkable… one of those people. Sean Penn has it too - a kind of panache. I look at them and think, 'How did you get that? How did you get so that life is easy?' But he has got a lovely, lovely character. It's a gift." Casting director John Papsidera also spoke about casting the singer, saying: "Harry was absolutely right for the role. As an actor he is unknown, but his readings made him an obvious choice. We thought he was fresh and interesting and he won the role."

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