When Ryan asked how everyone is doing since Zayn Malik left the group, Harry said, "Good. It's great. We're working on the new album right now," adding, "that'll be our fifth which is crazy to think about."
He said they're all "excited" about doing the new album, calling the idea of working on their fifth album "amazing." Harry added that they're "just about to start touring again, which we love...morale is good."
Ryan asked if there's much of a difference in their approach, now that Zayn's gone, and Harry explained, "I don't think too much, it's definitely been fun for us writing to see what's been different." He added that the "creative process is similar, to be honest."
As for a release date, Harry said, "I'm not 100 percent sure...it'll be towards the end of the year."
Harry also talked about writing for other people, explaining, "a little bit, I think we all are." He explained, "Sometimes you write a song that you like that just doesn't necessarily work...We're just having a lot of fun writing."
Of course, an interview with Harry wouldn't be complete without trying to sort out whether he's dating anyone or not (nice try, Ryan!). Harry explained that he's "concentrating on the music right now...I don't really have time for any of those things, Ryan."
Oh we love him.
And what's the deal with the rumors that Harry gets sheep placenta facials? He shot that one down, saying, "It never happened." He also said his sister contacted him about it, telling him, "this is weird," and he had no idea what she was talking about!
Harry explained his skincare routine, saying, "I think I just do a pretty standard...yes, I wash my face. But I don't use any part of sheep, I don't think."
Ryan also checked in with Harry on whether he expects to go solo at some point, asking, "As you map out your future, do you envision yourself always being with others?"
Harry explained the focus right now is on the tour and new album, saying, "I think we have the album and the tour we're working on right now...when you have so many goals...it's hard to see past those." He added, "we're all working towards the same thing right now" and "not thinking much past that."