"It’s stress-relieving in a sense..."

Harry Styles has given a new interview explaining that magic mushrooms aid his creativity.

The pop icon's new album lands on December 13th, with Harry Styles revealing a few studio secrets to Zane Lowe.

Chatting on the host's New Music Daily show on Apple Music's Beats 1, the British artist explained that his experiences with magic mushrooms helped with creative sessions.

Recalling the first time he experimented with the mild hallucinogenic, he said:

"I was with my friends and we were in Malibu. I felt so safe. It was like, ‘I want to take some mushrooms, I’m going to take some.’ Like, now’s the time to have fun. We’re in Malibu. (I’m) 24. I’m also in music…I’m not a politician. I don’t think it’s that crazy."

"I think my thing with with drugs is, if you’re taking anything to escape both to try and hide from stuff then you shouldn’t even drink. And if you’re taking anything to have fun and be creative, then great."

Continuing, Harry Styles said using magic mushrooms helped put him in the right headspace for the studio. He explained:

"I was with my friends and making an album, you obviously get so in your head and you get so self conscious about everything and you hit these bumps in the road where you’re thinking, ‘This is good enough, and is it this enough? Is that enough?’ There’s an after flow of some of that stuff where sometimes you take something, and then for 10 days after you’re like, ‘Don’t worry about it, everything’s going to be fine.’ It’s stress-relieving in a sense."

"I think that that’s been a big part of this whole thing for me is I’m just trying to go through life being a little less worried about stuff."

Watch a clip from the interview below.

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