Harry Styles’ first solo album since leaving One Direction, and his first solo tour on the heels of that album’s release, has been the source of a bevy of news stories that mostly focus on the lyrics of his new songs or what he chooses to perform on Saturday Night Live. While the album is at the very least a solid solo debut, it’s also important for Harry to set himself apart from his former bandmates with his opinions and public persona. Writing lyrics about former romances and answering questions about that choice is one thing, but speaking openly and honestly about political issues is also a surefire way to break out of the boy band mold and solidify his individuality.
Which is exactly what Styles did during a recent tour stop, where he shared his thoughts on Brexit. In an interview with The Sunday Times, he was asked about the controversial vote that decided Britain’s separation from the rest of the European Union. His answer was cogent and well-thought through.