Harry Styles is an established solo star now, but once upon a time, he was one of five members of boy band One Direction. More than a handful of successful artists got their starts in these sorts of groups, and the way Styles sees it, there’s often a perceived lack of pride after the fact that comes with that. He spoke about that in a new Vogue feature, revealing that he doesn’t feel any sort of need to apologize for being in One Direction.
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Styles said, “I think the typical thing is to come out of a band like that and almost feel like you have to apologize for being in it. But I loved my time in it. It was all new to me, and I was trying to learn as much as I could. I wanted to soak it in… I think that’s probably why I like traveling now — soaking stuff up.”
Styles then revealed that once the pandemic is over, he is interested in making a temporary move to Tokyo, saying, “There’s a respect and a stillness, a quietness that I really loved every time I’ve been there.”