Harry Styles Wants to Erase His One Direction Roots and 'Reinvent Himself as a Rock Star'

The 'Two Ghosts' hitmaker allegedly wants to be recognized as a credible musician by distancing himself from his past when he was a member of the boyband.

AceShowbiz - Following his solo success, Harry Styles reportedly wants to erase his One Direction past. The speculation sparked after BBC announced that Harry's one-off special would see the singer performing "tracks from his self-titled No. 1 debut album" and opening up about his success as a solo artist, without mentioning the band's role to make him a global superstar.

"The path Harry has taken with his music is very different to the type of big pop songs he was performing with One Direction," a source told The Sun. "As a result Harry is keen to get away from his teenybopper days and reinvent himself as a rock star. Despite that, it's understood that a One Direction segment has been filmed as part of the documentary."

During a recent interview with film director Cameron Crowe, Harry fueled the rumor as saying, "I felt I was going into the studio to make an album I wanted to make. I didn't feel like, what do I need to make as Harry from that band for it to be good? I missed music. I just wanted to go on and write with my friends and have a good time and hopefully like what came out at the end."

This must be another huge blow to Directioners, who have supported each member of the band with their solo careers. A few days ago, One Direction's former member Zayn Malik hinted that things weren't good between him and Harry when they were still in the band. "To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band," Zayn said. "So I didn't really expect that much of a relationship with him when I left. And I haven't [had one] to be honest."

In a few days, Harry will embark on a world tour in support of his debut solo album "Harry Styles". He will be performing in 13 North American cities in September and October before heading to Europe, Australia and Japan through December. The North American leg kicks off on September 19 in San Fransisco and concludes in Phoenix on October 14.

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