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What The Hell Does Harry Styles' New Picture Actually Mean?

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Harry Styles, 23-year-old One Direction singer, is following fellow band members Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson by releasing music during the group's hiatus. Styles announced today his first solo single, Sign of the Times, which will be available on April 7.

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Because Styles is ~aesthetic~ af, he released artwork along with the single announcement.

And it's unlike ANY album artwork coming from One Direction that we've ever seen.

Check it out.

The image shows Styles in a shallow body of water, either at dusk or dawn, facing away from the viewer.

But here's where it starts to get confusing: the two-dimensional looking hands next to Styles appear disconnected from his body. Whose hands are those?

Columbia Records / Via Twitter: @Harry_Styles

Maybe it's Styles: There are rings on two of the fingers, and he wears rings often.

Then there are the downward-facing feet. Unless Styles can flip his legs 360 degrees, the legs in the photo could represent something else–or be someone else's.

And it isn't lost on us that this is Styles' first album artwork in which he's not facing the viewer.

Actually, in almost all of the One Direction albums, Styles faces fully forward.

Additionally, speaking of the name of this single, Sign of the Times–what is the sign? Could the red color palette in the picture represent this is the sign itself?

Regardless of what the art may represent, one thing's for sure: We cannot WAIT for April 7. At. All.

  1. What do you think the picture means?

    What an incredible piece of art? Your fave could never?
    It's just another ~aesthetic~ picture from him.
    It doesn't mean much at all.

What The Hell Does Harry Styles' New Picture Actually Mean?

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    What an incredible piece of art? Your fave could never?
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    It's just another ~aesthetic~ picture from him.
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    It doesn't mean much at all.
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