Harry Styles is writing new music with Snow Patrol as he gears up for a potential solo career.
Despite claiming none of the band would pursue their own separate music careers, the One Direction star is now expected to go it alone when the band take a proper break in the spring.
And Irish rocker Johnny McDaid – the Snow Patrol pianist who split from Friends star fiancee Courtney Cox three weeks ago – has been helping him pen new tracks.
Also joined by Snow Patrol guitarist Gary Lightbody, Harry has now written four tracks called Endlessly, 5378 Miles, Already Home and Coco.
They were detected after being registered online via ASCAP – the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.While the 21-year-old has previously sung about ex Taylor Swift in One Direction track Perfect, these new songs are sure to have been partly inspired by Johnny and Courtney’s break-up.
Johnny has moved back to the UK after leaving the LA home he shared with Courtney.
He has already worked extensively with Ed Sheeran, and now his Wikipedia page claims he has written for Harry Styles. So it’s official.
Harry in the past has claimed that the break-up of the band wouldn’t mean they all wrote new music for their solo careers, telling Alan Carr: ‘No… we all write kind of separately and for other people and do stuff and bring it back, and that is it.’
But seeing as 1D’s break could last two whole years, Harry might get a bit bored – and youngsters need something to keep them entertained.
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