Liam Payne admits Harry Styles' solo material is 'not my sort of music'


As Liam Payne is gearing up for the big release of his first solo single, he couldn't help being brutally honest about the debut song from one of his One Direction bandmates.

During a chat with Music Choice about his forthcoming material, Payne also commented on what his 1D buds are up to. And after acknowledging how "great" and "cool" Niall Horan's "Slow Hands" is, he admitted something about Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times" that might not make Harry fans too happy.

"I'll be honest with you, it's not my sort of music. It's not something I'd listen to, but I think he did a great job of doing what he wanted to do. That's the way I'd put it best, I think," Payne said. "I think the funny thing is, [Harry] would say the same thing about me because he doesn't really listen to hip-hop music, whereas it's like my song's more [Tyga's] 'Rack City' and his song is more of a different era to something I'd listen to, I guess."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Harry Styles Sighting in South Kensington on October 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Harry Styles is pictured getting a parking ticket on March 10th, 2016 in London,England. (Photo by Crowder/Legge/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Harry Styles is seen at LAX on January 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Recording artist Harry Styles attends the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Mark Davis/DCNYRE2016/Getty Images for dcp)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction attend the BBC Music Awards at Genting Arena on December 10, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Recording artist Harry Styles of One Direction performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2015 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Harry Styles arrives at the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Staples Center on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Recording artists Harry Styles (L) and Liam Payne of One Direction perform onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM�s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Harry Styles of One Direction performs during the KIIS FM� Jingle Ball 2015 presented by Capital One on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE WAS PROCESSED USING DIGITAL FILTERS) Recording artist Harry Styles of music group One Direction performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FMÂs Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 02: Singer Harry Styles of One Direction performs during the 6th Annual 99.7 NOW! Triple Ho Show at SAP Center on December 2, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 01: Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction attend 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center on December 1, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 25: (L-R) Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction attend a press conference and photo call to promote One Direction's album Made in the A.M. at Four Seasons Hotel on November 25, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Harry Styles of One Direction arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: (L-R) Recording artists Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction attend the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Harry Styles of the band 'One Direction' is seen performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Harry Styles of One Direction leaves The Maida Vale Studios on November 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Harry Styles of One Direction performs on stage as part of Apple Music Festival at The Roundhouse on September 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Harry Styles at Lou Lou's club on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 29: Harry Styles of One Direction performs in support of the On The Road Again Tour at Ford Field on August 29, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: (L-R) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on 'Good Morning America' on August 04, 2015 in New York City. PHOTOGRAPH BY Photo Image Press / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Photo Image Press / Barcroft Med via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Jimmy Fallon' Episode 1722 -- Pictured: Musical guest Harry Styles performs 'Sign of the Times' on April 15, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Jimmy Fallon' Episode 1722 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Harry Styles poses with host Jimmy Fallon in Studio 8H on April 13, 2017 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Harry Styles is seen at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by TM/NHL/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 26: Singer Harry Styles arrives at Gare du Nord station on April 26, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - MAY 08: Harry Styles performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party on May 8, 2017 at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, New York (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for iHeart Media)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Singer Harry Styles performs live on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Harry Styles seen at BBC Radio 2 Studios promoting his new album on May 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Harry Styles sighting at BBC studios on May 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by GOR/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Harry Styles leaving a secret gig at the Garage in Islington on May 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by GORC/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 15: Harry Styles performs during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Monday, May 15, 2017 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 16: Harry Styles performs during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 17: Harry Styles poses for SiriusXM from The Roxy Theatre on May 17, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Harry Styles arrives at the 'Dunkirk' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: (L-R) Actors Harry Styles and Aneurin Barnard and Prince Harry attend the 'Dunkirk' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
(From L) British actor Tom Glynn-Carney, British actor Fionn Whitehead, British film producer Emma Thomas, British-American film director Christopher Nolan, British singer, songwriter and actor Harry Styles and British actor Jack Lowden pose on July 16, 2017, during a photo-call in Dunkirk, ahead of the release of the movie 'Dunkirk' on July 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer, songwriter and actor Harry Styles poses on July 16, 2017, during a photo-call at the cinema Ocine in Dunkirk, for the premier of the movie 'Dunkirk'. The movie 'Dunkirk' will be released on July 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: Harry Styles attends the 'DUNKIRK' New York Premiere on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 18: Harry Styles attends the 'DUNKIRK' premiere in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Harry Styles and host Jimmy Fallon visit 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images for NBC)
TODAY -- Pictured: Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Harry Styles visits The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show at Z100 Studio on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
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Judging by the snippet that Payne has teased of his Quavo-featuring new single, "Strip That Down" (and not to mention the provocative title), the 23-year-old is going in more of a hip-hop direction, whereas Styles' self-titled debut album definitely channels old-school, David Bowie-esque rock. The world will get to hear what Payne has in store on May 19, so we'll see what Styles has to say about it.

Watch Payne's interview about Styles' music below:

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Liam Payne attends the Fayre of St James's hosted by Quintessentially Foundation and the Crown Estate in aid of Cheryl's Trust in support of The Prince's Trust on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Liam Payne attends the World Premiere of 'I Am Bolt' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 09: (L-R) Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V on May 09, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Cheryl Cole (L) and her boyfriend Liam Payne, member of 'one direction' arrive at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Chopard)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Salmontini restarant on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction attend the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Adele with her Best British Female Solo Artist award on stage with award presenters Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Liam Payne is seen at LAX on January 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Mark Davis/DCNYRE2016/Getty Images for dcp)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction attend the BBC Music Awards at Genting Arena on December 10, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Recording artists Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction arrives at the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Staples Center on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Recording artists Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction perform at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2015 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Recording artist Liam Payne of music group One Direction performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM�s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 01: (L - R) Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction attend the iHeart Radio 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball at the American Airlines Center on December 1, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 01: Liam Payne of One Direction performs during 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center on December 1, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: (L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction pose in the press room at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of 'One Direction' arrive at the 2015 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Liam Payne of One Direction poses in the press room at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Liam Payne of One Direction performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Liam Payne of the band 'One Direction' is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of the band 'One Direction' is seen performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Liam Payne of the band 'One Direction' is seen performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Liam Payne seen arriving at BBC Maida Vale Studios to record The Live Lounge on November 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Liam Payne of the band 'One Direction' is seen at ABC studios in Hollywood on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Liam Payne of One Direction at BBC Radio 2 on November 13, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Liam Payne arrive at Cirque le Soir night club in Central London on November 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
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