In a 2015 interview with The Fader, Malik said of his former band’s pop hits: “That’s not music that I would listen to. If I was sat at a dinner date with a girl, I would play some cool shit, you know what I mean? I want to make music that I think is cool shit.”
Asked about these comments during his Rolling Stone cover story, Styles replied: “I think it’s a shame he felt that way, but I never wish anything but luck to anyone doing what they love. If you’re not enjoying something and need to do something else, you absolutely should do that.”
Styles added: “I’m glad he’s doing what he likes, and good luck to him.”
Earlier this month (April), Styles shared ‘Sign Of The Times‘, his first piece of music since the boy band split in 2016.
He has since debuted another song from the album, ‘Ever Since New York’, on SNL. He has also announced his self-titled debut album, ‘Harry Styles’, which will drop on May 12.
The tracklisting for ‘Harry Styles’ is as follows:
- ‘Meet Me In The Hallway’
- ‘Sign Of The Times’
- ‘Two Ghosts’
- ‘Sweet Creature’
- ‘Only Angel’
- ‘Ever Since New York’
- ‘From The Dining Table’