One Direction singer Harry Styles is working on a solo album, according to reports.

The 19-year-old star is said to have co-written a number of tracks, many of which he has already laid down as he plans to release a solo album.

The Sunday Mirror newspaper further reports that Harry has recorded some early versions of his album at the Paramount recording studio in Hollywood.

An insider told the newspaper: "He loves messing around with some of the new songs he's been working on. He's bounced some ideas off his friend Ed Sheeran and has already laid down some vocals".

"Harry's priority is obviously still with One Direction, but when he decides the time to go solo has arrived, he's likely to have a project raring to go."