Harry Styles’ first official solo album will be released on May 12, and his fans are already screaming.
The former One Direction singer released the album art and track listing on Thursday via Instagram. Delighted fans promptly took over the comment section to express their all-caps excitement and inability to breathe ― needless to say, this solo effort is highly anticipated.
Styles’ album, self-titled, will feature 10 tracks including the newly released single, “Sign of the Times,” and have limited-edition selections.
Fans who want physical copies can choose between four options: a bare-bones CD, a package that includes the CD plus a 32-page hardback book featuring photos taken while Styles was recording, and for those who appreciate old-school style, two different vinyl editions that include digital download codes. One of the vinyls is a classic black record; the other is a limited-edition white album.
Styles hasn’t released music since the last One Direction album, “Made in the A.M.,” released in 2015. The group originally planned a hiatus to give each singer a chance to explore solo projects, but decided the split would be permanent in January 2016.
His self-titled album has been slowly teased for weeks; pictures of Styles dangling from a helicopter in a harness for his “Sign of the Times” music video have taken social media by storm. Fans can also catch Styles performing this weekend as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”
The album is available for pre-order on Friday, April 14.