It may be a good thing that the One Direction band members are both venturing into solo careers because they seem to prefer different musical genres.
“Harry’s song I heard, and I’ll be honest with you, it’s not my sort of music,” Payne, 23, recently told Music Choice. “It’s not something I’d listen to, but I think he did a great job of doing what he wanted to do. That’s the way I’d put it best, I think.”
Adding, “I think the funny thing is, he’d say the same thing about me because he doesn’t really listen to hip-hop music.”
In early April, when Styles, 23, released his first solo single, the David Bowie-esque “Sign of the Times,” Payne congratulated his friend on Twitter, writing: “Proud of you H. Glad you’re getting to do your own thing.”
While Styles’ self-titled solo album leans more toward rock and roll, Payne, who welcomed son Bear with girlfriend Cheryl, is gearing up for his hip-hop debut with a solo single of his own titled, “Strip That Down” featuring Quavo, which will be released on May 19.