In a song reminiscent of something late music legend David Bowie would put out, Harry Styles dropped his first solo single, "Sign of the Times," early Friday morning.
With lyrics like, "Just stop your crying, it's a sign of the times/ Welcome to the final show/ I hope you're wearing your best clothes/ You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky/ You look pretty good down here/ But you ain't really good," UK's The Guardian compared the debut single to "David Bowie meets Queen."
Styles was recently spotted hanging from a helicopter in what was reported by The Sun to be for the "Sign of the Times'" video shoot.
The former "One Direction" bandmate will perform on Apr. 15th's "Saturday Night Live," so it's likely that we'll hear a second song in addition to "Sign of the Times."
See Twitter's reaction -- including fans and one of Styles' One Direction bandmates -- to "Sign of the Times" below.
@Harry_Styles I love it way too much 😍😍♥️— Ximena💧 (@XimSx_) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles Love it H .— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles proud of you H. Glad you're getting to do your own thing 🎶— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 7, 2017
Just stop your crying I'm exploding with pride 💗— Gemma Styles (@GemmaAnneStyles) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles thank you for the masterpiece you just served me— emilie (@capxnjh) April 7, 2017
.@Harry_Styles And yes, the first 26 secs already had me shook okay.— Bryan Cruz ™ V. (@BryanCruzV) April 7, 2017
Just stop your crying @Harry_Styles is a revolutionary artist for our generation! Love your song ❤— ×Mëğåñ× (@meganhaselton14) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles You have me shooketh with this song. I look like a weirdo crying my heart out on the bus. Are you happy now😭😭— ROCKY (@NinjaTurtleRaqi) April 7, 2017
Everyone today: "hi-"— Rosie Ainley (@rosie_ainley) April 7, 2017
Me today: "have you heard @Harry_Styles new song"
I physically can't believe that Harry Styles released a near 6 minute long hair ballad I cannot believe that that's a thing Harry Styles did— Michelle (@jefferbelle) April 7, 2017
Harry Styles' new song is the most beautiful thing I have heard in awhile— Christina (@christiina10) April 7, 2017
I can't fucking breathe. Holy shit. His high notes. The climax. His piano playing. He's trying to kill me. Personally. @Harry_Styles— Olivia LeahDawn! (@olivia_hinojosa) April 7, 2017
I dig the new @Harry_Styles tune.— Nick Martin (@nodirectioncasa) April 7, 2017
Harry Styles new song is actually good. Not a generic trash like pillowtalk— Ken (@lanafadrey) April 7, 2017
Harry Styles: Stop your crying it's the sign of the times— gabs (@mckwiig) April 7, 2017
Me: *can't stop crying*
@Harry_Styles i owe you my life— ⭐️ (@stylesartistry) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles you are an angel thank you for blessing the world with your talent and your face i love you— mg (@mgmarden) April 7, 2017
@Harry_Styles Sign of the Times is so great omg❤❤❤ I've listened to it repeatedly since I saw it was released— Hannah Whitlock (@JalliannaB) April 7, 2017