Styles has pursued other interests since One Direction announced their hiatus early last year — he’ll make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 summer blockbuster, Dunkirk — but new music seemed imminent when Saturday Night Live announced earlier this week that he’d be the musical guest for its April 15 episode.
Friday’s news follows teasers Styles shared this past weekend referencing an April 7 release date.
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EW has reached out to Styles’ team for comment.