There are no flies on Harry Styles , who has hired prolific One Direction songwriter Jamie Scott to help him make an album.
The ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ move means Harry, 22, will benefit from the talent behind 1D hits including Story of My Life, Night Changes and Drag Me Down as he seeks his solo fortune.
And the pressure is on as even Sir Elton John is gushing over former band member Zayn Malik’s unbelievable efforts.
A source said: “Zayn beat Harry out of the traps by getting his solo material out first but Harry is confident playing the long game will pay off.
“Unlike Zayn, Harry doesn’t want to stray too far and alienate the 1D fan base – but he does want to make his own mark.
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“Jamie knows how to write a song that suits Harry’s voice.”
While there are rumblings the prettiest boy in the band wants to move into acting, sources suggest that music is still his priority.
A source said: “Harry is aware he was the most popular member of the band but is determined not to end up in a Robbie Williams-Gary Barlow situation or play second fiddle to Zayn.”
Jamie, 32, has penned big singles for Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, JLS and Little Mix but struggled as an artist in his own right.