Tracks were co-written with Snow Patrol guitarist John McDaid and dance producer Gary Go
One Direction singer Harry Styles has written four new songs for a potential solo album, it has emerged.
The frontman has registered tracks – ‘Already Home’, ‘Coco’, ‘Endlessly’ and ‘5378 Miles’- with the performing rights organisation ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Styles shares co-writing credits for the songs with Snow Patrol guitarist John McDaid and the dance songwriter/producer Gary Go.
On all four songs Harry Edward Styles is listed as the only performer, which has fuelled speculation that the tracks may appear on a forthcoming solo album, reports The Daily Telegraph.
One Direction have been on a break since December 13, following a farewell performance on The X Factor.
Since early 2014, there have been rumours that Styles was planning a solo record, but this month he firmly denied that an album was in the works.
When asked if he had recorded any solo material during an interview for Alan Carr’s Chatty Man Channel 4 show, Styles said: “No… we all write kind of separately and for other people and do stuff and bring it back, and that is it.”
Last week, Liam Payne also unveiled his first post-One Direction track, a song he wrote for Irish boy band ‘HomeTown’.
He worked on the track alongside the band and Jamie Scott. The song has been available in Ireland for a few weeks, but only recently became available in the UK.
One Direction’s fifth album ‘Made in the AM’ was released in November of this year, with the absence of Zayn Malik seeming to have little effect, as they raced to the fastest-selling album of the year (a figure later emphatically surpassed by Adele). The album sold just over 93,000 copies in its first week.