Harry Styles kicked off his week-long residency on The Late Late Show With James Corden Monday with a devastating performance of “Sign Of the Times.” The track appears on the former One Directioner’s self-titled debut album.
Styles struck a steady pose at the microphone to start “Sign of the Times,” leading his backing band with a smoldering mix of his rock croon and falsetto trill. As the band kicked out the song’s final, piano-heavy instrumental burst, Styles flung his head back and unleashed several mighty, pitch-perfect refrains, “We got to get away/ We got to get away!”
Styles also spoke with Corden about a recent surprise gig in London and a smaller solo show in New York City, where he attempted his first stage dive – with mixed results. “It doesn’t feel as cool as you think it’s going to feel,” Styles admitted. “I thought it’d feel like flying. I thought it was gonna feel like, ‘This is the most amazing feeling ever!’ And instead it was like, ‘I should get up now.’ It was like a float – and then a sinkhole.”