It’s been a big bloody year for Harry Styles. The former One Direction heartthrob wooed us on Saturday Night Live, became a bona fide fashion icon, gave us compliments and encouraged people to treat others with kindness, released the ‘70s soft rock and pop inspired banger ‘Lights Up’ and announced his second album, Fine Line.
And what better way to celebrate the upcoming release of his new album than by leaking his own nudes?
If you’re looking for a bit of a round-up of Harry Styles’ recent antics, listen below:
The singer took to YouTube yesterday to show off the vinyl copy of Fine Line, dropping December 13, and the bonus content that comes within. Inside the record case are a few posters of Styles, including one of the singer completely starkers.
The pic shows Styles lying on his back with his legs strategically crossed under his hand to conceal his nether regions, and honestly, it’s a truly beautiful and tasteful photo.
It will come as no surprise that Harry’s Stylers are losing their minds over the pic on Twitter, with many believing his used the opportunity to ‘leak’ his own nude so hackers couldn’t beat him to it.
If anything, Styles’ artsy nude is representative of how much he’s changed over the past few years. Since parting ways with One Direction and launching his solo career, Styles has embraced the freedom, sexuality, gender fluidity and creativity that comes with removing the shackles of a cookie cutter boy band.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in August this year, Styles spoke about everything from sex to experimenting with drugs and it’s safe to say – 15-year-old me was clutching her pearls. During the interview, Styles also spoke about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, being open about emotions and respecting his bubblegum pop star past.
“I don’t feel like I was held back at all,” he said of his One Direction days. “It was so much fun If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not like I was tied to a radiator.”
One thing is for sure and that’s Harry is most definitely not holding back now, and that’s something we can all appreciate.