The latest buzz about the Harry Styles new album could possibly prove true earlier speculations about its edgier sound.

Directioners might still feel bad about the boyband’s hiatus. Yet news of Harry Styles working on his solo album could help ease their despair until they reunite. Rumors last March teased his music would be more edgy. Apparently, the 1D singer is hoping for a rockier sound.

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Thus, fans would surely get a kick out of the latest news about the Harry Styles new album. As it turns out, the 1D singer and Dunkirk actor is working with Bruno Mars and Max Martin. No less than singer Robbie Williams broke the news. Apparently, he previously tried to work with both music hitmakers. Alas, his calls to both did not materialize. In other words, none of them replied to him. A chance encounter with Harry Styles at an airport gave him a big surprise.

“Last year I tried to work with Bruno Mars – didn’t hear anything back. Tried to work with (Swedish hitmaker) Max Martin – didn’t hear anything back. They literally didn’t return my calls.”

“Then I met Harry Styles in an airport. ‘Oh, you’re writing, Harry? Great, who with?’ He goes: ‘Well, I just spent a week with Bruno Mars, and I’m about to spend a week with Max Martin,'” the Belfast Telegraph cited Williams’ story to Radio Times Magazine.

Previous rumors about collaborators on the Harry Styles new album include Meghan Trainor, Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol, Gary Go and Kodaline. Thus, the prospect of his new music with greater variety and depth began to spread. It might very well be a far cry from what One Direction did before.

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