Harry Styles doesn't want to judge his solo career by numbers.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles

The 23-year-old singer made his name in the chart-topping band One Direction, but now that he's a solo artist, Harry has admitted to redefining his own idea of success.

He shared: "I subconsciously measured myself by numbers for a few years. I feel it's a good opportunity to have a fresh start from that.

"It feels a bit different. I'm trying to enjoy the moment and not be pressured too much."

Harry released his self-titled solo album last week and he suggested that regardless of whether it transpires to be a commercial hit, he will always be "proud" of the record.

The dark-haired hunk told The Sun newspaper: "I'm really proud of it. I'm really happy with it. And I love ­listening to it."

Harry also revealed that one of his biggest inspirations is fellow Brit Adele, describing the London-born star as "amazing".

The 'Sign of the Times' hitmaker said: "She's just one of those people who leads - she's her own thing and a different level of artist.

"She sets the best example by doing stuff how she wants to do it. I've never really asked her: 'What should I do with this or what should I do with that?'

"But I feel that just watching someone do it their way is really inspiring. I mean, she's amazing."

Meanwhile, Harry also reiterated his view that Zayn Malik made the correct decision to walk away from One Direction in March 2015.

However, he admitted it was a "shame" that Zayn has since spoken negatively about his time in the band.

Harry said: "It's a shame he felt that way. But I'd never wanna force anyone to do ­anything they didn't want to do. Life's too short."