WORCESTERSHIRE, UK-Harry Styles has credited as a co-writer on the new One Direction album, and he admits his convoluted love-life is a huge source of inspiration for many of his lyrics.

The 19-year-old singer is currently in the US, where excitement has reached fever pitch during a hectic week that has seen the band host a seven-hour streaming marathon at YouTube HQ before dropping third LP Midnight Memories on Monday.

Unlike previous albums the band had a hand in penning some of the songs, and Harry - currently linked to Kendall Jenner - says his numerous romances came in handy when he sat down to write. ‘When you’re writing songs, it’s impossible to not draw on personal experiences, whether it is, you know, traveling or girls or anything,’ he told. You’re always gonna draw inspiration for things that you’re feeling, things that you’ve felt. It’s kind of impossible not to unless there’s an exact scenario that you’re trying to write a song for.’

The singer, whose previous conquests include Caroline Flack, Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne, admits that fame has helped him tell the difference between those who like him for who he is, and those who like him because he’s famous.

‘I think you just know,’ he said. ‘It’s one of them things where if you meet someone who likes you just because it’s you and not because, you know, you have stuff.’

Harry credits his parents for helping him stay grounded, and he admits his stable upbringing in quaint Cheshire village Holmes Chapel gave him a mature perspective regarding the fickle nature of fame.

‘I think it’s not that hard, if you can take a step back from it and kinda see (fame) for what it is, then you don’t start believing that this is just life,’ he said. ‘You just have to enjoy it because eventually there’s going to be a day when, you know, nobody wants to speak to you and then you go ‘Hey, I’m here!’’

Follwing his interview with E Harry was spotted enjoying a platonic hug with X Factor make-up articst  Mezhgan Hussainy - the former fiancee of music mogul Simon Cowell.

Wearing blue skinny jeans and a simple white T-shirt, the chart-topping star looked every inch the rock ‘n’ roll star as he chatted with the brunette beauty.