Harry Styles is a handsome cloud of a boy softly slipping through the ether. Heralded as mysterious and “enigmatic,” Styles is, indeed, difficult to read. That’s why he’s the perfect white sheet billowing in the wind to project your fantasies on.
His debut album, Harry Styles, emphasizes the need for direct, honest communication and, in its quietest moments, the famous man of mystery tells you everything he wants you to know about himself.
But unlike stars like Beyoncé and Rihanna who have stopped giving interviews, Styles makes himself available (always available) to routinely evade questions. It’s very charming, of course, just like everything he does.
On whether or not “Two Ghosts” is about Taylor Swift
“I think it’s pretty, like, self-explanatory. I think, y’know it’s about sometimes things change and you can do all the same things… and sometimes it’s just different, y’know?” Styles told pal Nick Grimshaw on his radio show. “2017, philosopher, London.”
Again, the Taylor Swift question
“I’ve never really felt like I’ve had to explain my personal life,” he told USA Today. “ And I love that with writing, you get to wrap it up with a song. I understand that people will dissect stuff like that, which is amazing, that people care enough about you to try and figure out what it means.”
On whether or not he’s stayed friends with Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner
He flipped the question on The Sun‘s reporter, asking, “Everyone should be friends, right?”
On whether or not “Sweet Creature” is about Louis Tomlinson
“Well, whatever it is that it makes one feel,” Styles told USA Today. “But I think if you listen to the lyrics, you can work out what it’s about.”
On why he’s considering going pescatarian
He’s not sure, he tells the The Sunday Times, but “a little bit of discipline is good.” Yes, boundaries and specifics can be quite nice, indeed.
On Zayn Malik
“In the same way that I don’t talk about stuff, other people don’t always talk about stuff, and maybe that’s how they deal with stuff,” Styles told the The Times.
On his sexuality
“I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself,” Styles told The Sun. And no, it’s not anything he needs to explain. He supports it when other people do, though, “Being in a creative field, it’s important to be progressive. People doing stuff like that is great.”
Actually, he does come out firmly against Brexit, but his reasoning is a slippery puddle of feel-good sentiments, which he’s happy to admit himself.
“I’m not educated enough on the subject to really go toe-to-toe with someone about it,” he tells The Times. “But disregarding the economic stuff and all of that, I think what it symbolises is the opposite of the world I would like to be in. I think the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that.”