One Direction's Harry Styles 'working on solo material'

One Direction star Harry Styles has been recording a series of songs on his own, reports the Sunday Mirror.

The 19-year-old heart-throb is said to have co-written several of the numbers which he hopes to release on a solo album.

One Direction star Harry Styles. Credit: PA

According to reports, Harry has worked on early versions of the songs during visits to the renowned Paramount recording studio in Hollywood.

However the teenager is unlikely to leave One Direction any time soon after signing a new contract with Sony in January.

One Direction signed a three-album deal with Simon Cowell and Sony after they finished third on ITV's The X Factor in 2010.

The band have released two of the three albums – but reports claim their contract states all five members face financial ­consequences if one decides to quit.