"I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So many fond memories, this place," the singer recalled.
Harry Styles has revealed he's used psychedelics as part of his creative process -- and he's experienced their bloody side effects too.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the "Sign of the Times" singer admitted he bit off the tip of his tongue while tripping out on mushrooms when he was recording his sophomore album. But that didn't stop him from singing.
While visiting Shangri-La studios in Malibu -- where he recorded some of his second album -- Styles recalled the recent experience, "Ah, yes," he said. "Did a lot of mushrooms in here."
"We'd do mushrooms, lie down on the grass, and listen to Paul McCartney's 'Ram' in the sunshine," he continued. "We'd just turn the speakers into the yard."
"You'd hear the blender going, and think, 'So we're all having frozen margaritas at 10 a.m. this morning," Styles added, pointing to a corner. "This is where I was standing when we were doing mushrooms and I bit off the tip of my tongue. So I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So many fond memories, this place."
The former One Direction member continued to recall his interesting memories in the Los Angeles beach city, including the night he lost his favorite pair of corduroy pants.
"We were here for six weeks in Malibu, without going into the city," Styles said. "Mushrooms and Blood. Now there's an album title."
"There was one night where we'd been partying a bit and ended up going down to the beach and I lost all my stuff, basically," he continued. "I lost all my clothes. I lost my wallet. Maybe a month later, somebody found my wallet and mailed it back, anonymously. I guess it just popped out of the sand. But what's sad is, I lost my favorite mustard corduroy flares."
Styles also opened up about the future of One Direction, who announced their hiatus in 2016.
When asked if he considers the boy band to be "over," the singer said, "I don't know. I don't think I'd ever say I'd never do it again, because I don't feel that way."
He continued, "If there's a time when we all really want to do it, that's the only time for us to do it, because I don't think it should be about anything else other than the fact that we're all like, 'Hey, this was really fun. We should do this again.' But until that time, I feel like I'm really enjoying making music and experimenting. I enjoy making music this way too much to see myself doing a full switch, to go back and do that again. Because I also think if we went back to doing things the same way, it wouldn't be the same, anyway."
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