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Harry Styles bit off part of his tongue for his art

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Harry Styles

Two years ago the world was wowed by Harry Styles’ attempts to re-invent himself as a 70s rock star. Now, with his second solo album in the works, it’s time to get ready for the next phase of that process: the drug-fuelled experimental period.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Styles reveals that during recording sessions at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio in Malibu, he “did a lot of mushrooms”. Also, occasionally “you’d hear the blender going, and think, ‘so we’re all having frozen margaritas at 10am this morning'”.

It was all a pretty relaxed atmosphere, he goes on: “We’d do mushrooms, lie down on the grass, and listen to Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ in the sunshine. We’d just turn the speakers into the yard”.

“We were doing mushrooms and I bit off the tip of my tongue”, he recalls of one session back in the studio. “So I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So [I have] many fond memories [of] this place”.

Yes, it all sounds very chilled. Even when he bit a piece of his tongue off and bled everywhere. That’ll be a fun thing to listen out for on the record. But what to call it? “‘Mushrooms And Blood’ – now there’s an album title”, he says, incorrectly.

All of this sounds a long way from One Direction. Which possibly makes the prospect of a reunion of the old team all the more difficult to imagine.

“I don’t think it should be about anything else other than the fact that we’re all like, ‘hey, this was really fun. We should do this again'”, he says of the prospect of such a reunion

“But until that time”, he then adds, “I feel like I’m really enjoying making music and experimenting. I enjoy making music this way too much to see myself doing a full switch, to go back and do that again”.

It’s probably also worth noting that the Rolling Stone article suggests that Styles is definitely not in need of any of that money that could also motivate a 1D revival. But maybe one day, after he’s spent all the cash he’s accrued to date on expensive tongue reconstruction surgery, the time will definitely be right.