Drake and Rihanna have recorded there, and it's where Styles produced the bulk of his new LP, which is due out May 12th.
As we weave through traffic today, the album no one has heard is burning a hole in his i Phone.
"How are ya," he announces, unpacking a seriously cheerful smile. He wants to finish a song he'd started earlier that day.
The pool cleaner looks perplexed, not quite sharing Styles' existential joy. It's obvious that the band has a well-worn frat-house dynamic, sort of like the Beatles in Help! Styles is, to all, "H." Pomegranate-scented candles flicker around the room.
Behind the effervescent stage persona, there is more lore than fact. "With an artist like Prince," he says, "all you wanted to do was know more. It's not about trying to make my career longer, like I'm trying to be this 'mysterious character,' because I'm not.