“Sign of The Times” is a slow-paced, pop/rock track about avoidant attitudes toward both emotion and reality in times of grief and hardship. The song draws inspiration from ‘70s glam-rock songs from artists like David Bowie and Queen. (From Genius)
Everything Mainstream Consensus:
“Sign of the Times is a poignant and timely single by One Direction lead Harry Styles. The track boasts immaculate throwback production and outstanding vocal work, setting Styles solo career off to a promising start.”
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