When One Direction first came out, I did my best to avoid listening to them as much as possible. Of course, that was virtually impossible while listening to the radio. I think I succeeded, however, because I couldn’t even name one of the members. So when I first saw Harry Styles perform on Saturday Night Live, and then his first single, I was a bit surprised to discover he was actually a member of One Direction.
I will still avoid One Direction as much as I can, but man, this album from Harry Styles is very good. One step away from the male version of Adele, perhaps? Maybe that’s going too far, but I don’t care. Go listen.