With his work on Dunkirk finished, the One Direction star is reportedly ready to take on the highly anticipated Harry Styles solo album. Thus, fans eager and curious to find out what he has to offer might not have to wait long as the targeted release date is in 2017.

Directioners feared the worst when news of the Harry Styles solo album came out earlier. It meant the hiatus was far from over since Niall Horan and Liam Payne have similar plans. Thus, they would have to wait awhile before a reunion takes place. Nevertheless, the new material promised by his solo music could be cause for excitement.

Apparently, Harry is hard at work in the studio. Moreover, he has been seen with some of the best collaborators in the industry. Among them are Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol, Gary Go, Kodaline, Meghan Trainor and Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic, hence the prospective variety and depth of the new music he is about to release. Perhaps, he wants to distance himself from the distinct sound of One Direction. Then again, would he consider rapping like Liam Payne?

Aside from his vocal talent, Harry Styles is also a gifted songwriter. His works include songs for One Direction and for pop singer Ariana Grande, to name a few. Yet these four songs are perhaps the most intriguing to date among those registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers or ASCAP for short, primarily because he is the listed solo performer. These are Already Home, Coco, Endlessly and 5378 Miles.

With all these goodies to expect in the Harry Styles solo album, the next question would be: when does it come out? According to Digital Spy, fans can expect it by 2017. Would he beat Niall Horan to be the first to release a solo record?