i just.. . can’t get over sign of the times. there is so much feeling in it - hope, desperation, strength, vulnerability, pain, love, bravery - and all of it is so palpable, i feel like i can taste it in the air while the song’s playing. he pulls you in at the very first note and tangles you into his soul with every note after that. the energy in his voice just. it washes over you, wave after wave, like an ocean of electricity and emotion.
This was my favorite part of this episode. Here’s why:
So here comes Daesung, trailing after Seungri, hands full with bowls of washed lettuce and whatnot. He’s taking his sweet time and,
in typical introvert fashion, complaining about how he isn’t ready to return to camp yet (“I don’t feel like going back”)… but the second he sees TOP tending to the fire his demeanor changes.
He’s all, “Whoa, look at that fire! You okay over there?” There’s a teasing note to it, yes. Because he’s already been on TOP’s case once today about the importance of washing his hands before handling meat that they’re all going to eat, come on, hyung.
But just underneath that there’s genuine concern, too. Because Daesung cares. And TOP is Big Bang’s big baby, after all. Someone’s gotta look after him. Daesung doesn’t call himself his nanny for nothing; one look at TOP dutifully manning the grill and he knows he’s having a hard time.
At Daesung’s voice TOP turns and– finally, someone who will listen to him! “The tongs are too short,” he complains, though by now he’s laughing at himself a little too. He knows his problems are trivial, but he just… he needs to unload on someone. The fire is hot! It hurts his hand! Why won’t anyone acknowledge that he’s struggling?
Poor TOP, the others all shot him down when he made a fuss about the heat from the fire burning his hand: “What do you want! Leave me alone!” They were so done with him right from the start; they had work of their own to do and no patience for his whining. But then along came Daesung, offering him an ear and an opportunity to vent his frustrations a bit. And really, sometimes that’s all TOP needs to keep going: someone who recognizes that, above all, he just wants to be heard.
EXCLUSIVE || One Direction Star Harry Styles’ Recipes for Success
Styles’ first single “Sign of the Times” to premiere on BBC Radio 1′s Breakfast Show on April 7th
This One Direction star has a sit-down with we of the AAS and spills the deets on the surprising inspiration behind his new solo career!
Harry Styles (23) of the wildly popular One Direction has at long last abandoned his reclusive ways and returned to the folds of society from his top-secret celebrity abode to release a single this coming Friday the 7th of April.
But even a mere 48 hours before the release of his debut single, fans are still confused about what the song might even be about. One anonymous fan commented,
“The cover art for the single honestly scares me a bit. It’s so red! Is it supposed to look like the world is on fire? I mean that’s what mine FEELS like whenever Harry does anything but like, is that what he’s going for? And the title is so apocalyptic. Is he trying to tell us his single is going to bring about the apocalypse? Because like, I believe him, but I also don’t want to die before I’ve heard the rest of his album, you feel?”
Another fan was adamant, and said, “Oh it’s just Harry trying to let us know about his home planet. None of us know exactly where it is or what it looks like, but all that red is supposed to bring up Mars and Martians. He’s been away from his alien family for a long time now, you know? I’m sure he’s feeling homesick.”
Styles recently reaching out and attempting to make contact with his alien relatives in space
We reached out to the star to get his side of things, and Styles explained:
title is actually a reference to an experience I had one morning. I had
just come back from my morning run, back in the LA home, right? I
remember the weather was just lovely. The afternoon heat hadn’t set in
yet because it was still pretty early in the morning, but the sky was
this beautiful shade of blue that reminded me of Lou’s eyes…And uh,
usually I have a smoothie after my run, see, but when I got home and
opened the drawer in the fridge to find the kale…because like,
everything in the fridge is really carefully organized…there was
nothing there! I swear I’d gone to the store and picked up some
more, but I couldn’t find anything, and I had no idea what I was
supposed to do. Like, how could I have a smoothie without kale blended
into it, you know? And then I was like, uh, struck by inspiration and
right there in our open-concept kitchen I jotted down the
beginnings of the single.”
Styles on set recently filming his introspective music video
Styles intends to go in a different direction for the single’s music video, however.
Some rather curious pics came out recently, showcasing the young star
flying high in the sky with the help of cables and a harness hooked up
to a helicopter. Styles explained,
“I eat a lot of free-range grain-fed organic chicken, because it’s
good for building muscle, and with this album generally I really wanted to focus
on exploring my relationship with the food I consume, and like, figuring
out where my sources of nutrition come from you know? So I decided to
focus on that in the music video, instead.
I really wanted to like,
understand the bird’s perspective, you know? I needed that connection. But to do that I had to become the bird, so they hooked me up to a helicopter and I really get them,
now. I feel a lot closer to the birds. They’re like a part of me, and I’ve become one of them. It’s a really beautiful feeling.”
Styles maintaining his natural diet with an order of salad with salad on the side
be honest,” the singer confessed, “I try to eat as little meat as
possible. I prefer to get my protein from plants or powder blended into
my smoothies. I feel bad about eating the poor animals. They didn’t
like, ask to be eaten, you know? Especially now that I understand my
main source of animal protein so intimately.
That day with the
helicopters on set changed me. I’m a changed man. I just hope the fans will be able to experience that same kind of change when they watch the music video. I’m so excited about it. It’s definitely one of my greatest accomplishments so far as an artist.”
The namesake of Styles’ album, “Bullet”
star continued, “You know, the name of the album is actually inspired by the
name of my smoothie blender. It’s a Magic Bullet. It was originally a
gift, because I don’t have a lot of time in the morning and it’s
convenient, but it’s more than just a smoothie maker now. It’s changed
my life and my art. I just wanted to convey that in my album.
fact, the second single we have planned is one about juice cleansing
with smoothies from my Magic Bullet. Smoothies from Booster Juice just
aren’t the same, you know? The company just doesn’t understand the artistry. It isn’t
just a food. It’s an experience. A way of life. Art in its truest form.
There’s a lot of raw emotion in this album, I think. Just like the raw vegetables I try to sneak onto Lou’s plate. It’s a work in progress. Getting Lou to eat raw vegetables, I mean. Not the album. The album is done, I promise!”
Tomlinson eating a hamburger in the middle of a concert that a fan threw on stage
The star has received a huge outpouring of support for his solo efforts from fans, industry names, and his loved ones alike, but Styles reveals it doesn’t extend to all corners of his life.
“I’m in the process of trying to transition Lou and I into an all-raw vegan diet, but he isn’t interested, even when I’ve explained to him the benefits. He just says ‘Sure, love,’ and meets up with the boys to go get some MacDonald’s”.
Tomlinson and his recent collaboration partner Aoki playing a game of collab goals
Louis Tomlinson (25), Styles’ long-term partner of seven years is well known for his disdain of new-age healthy eating trends. Even his love and respect for his friend Steve Aoki (39) didn’t stop Tomlinson from expressing his distaste towards Aoki’s answer of “cold pressed green juices” as his favourite snack.
Styles added, “I’m really grateful for Steve. I think he could be a good influence on Louis’ eating habits. I just wish Lou would let him. I’m beginning to think Lou might be a lost cause. Every time I tell him he needs more green in his life, he just says I’m all the green he needs.
It’s really romantic, but I see him eat his Spaghetti-Os on toast while I’m eating my garden salad and I worry about his cholesterol, or that he might develop diabetes.”
Styles on the Breakfast Show on BBC’s Radio 1
So what can fans look forward to in the future from soloist Harry Styles?
“I can’t say much, but fans should keep an eye out for a companion book for the album. It’s just being finalized now. Let’s just say the book involves step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures, all of which I took. And food. Lots of food. I’ve been getting Lou to test out the instructions in the book to see if they’re easy enough to follow. I’m excited. I really wish I could tell you more but…
Okay. It’s a recipe book. It’s a recipe book with recipes I was thinking about when I was writing and recording the album. It’s vegan and gluten-free, and I hope everybody loves the recipes. I’ll be keeping an eye on social media to see how people make out with the dishes! So I hope the fans watch out for that in the near future!”
Needless to say the star’s solo debut will be massive, so stick around with the AAS for the next big story!
(Massive thanks to everybody in the AAS gc because, as usual, I couldn’t do this without y’all and this goes out to all of you lovely wonderful people. Credits to @organicstunts for nabbing me the pictures and to any of you guys whose quotes I put into the article. Enjoy! 😘❤️)
idk who i relate to more, Steve Rogers who is willing to pull a helicopter out of the sky for Bucky, or Bucky Barnes who got so sidetracked by Steve’s muscles he forgot he was trying to fly the helicopter away