Betway has Styles down as its favorite at 4/6 odds, while William Hill has him down at 2/1. But with Zayn Malik quitting the band, Harry Styles reportedly wanting to go solo, and Louis Tomlinson having a baby, could this break be permanent? “Then I hope they’ll have a little bit of time apart and want to get back together again”.
“They might take a year off and miss it, [or] they might take a year off and say, ‘you know what, I need another year off, ‘” he said of where the boys might find themselves following their rumored break starting in March 2016. Chatting with Billboard, the Drag Me Down songwriter defined in that the group realizes “anything” can occur throughout their break.
“When they came on stage, the tears just flowed naturally”. We will just have to wait and see how this plays out, and, if it comes down to it, we’ve all had five years of music from a band who no one except Simon Cowell really thought would go anywhere.
In a tweet sent out on August 24, 2015, Horan explained that while the rumors are true, One Direction is not disbanding permanently. “Harry knows that leaving on top is the best way to launch the next step of his career”. It also seems that they’re getting along with one another quite well, at least in terms of work.
Following their successful 2010 stint on Britain’s The X Factor, One Direction made waves with their 2011 debut album Up All Night and followed with an album every year. There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100% behind the decision. Hiatuses happen all the time, but killing the tour behind a new album before it’s even released makes this break sound less temporary and more… final. It’s not just the Man missing out on a fat Christmas bonus – the salaries of everyone from the junior staff at the band’s record label, Sony, to the lighting riggers on their tour could evaporate. “I miss Zouis.” A different individual posted, “It will always be 5/5 to me, and Zayn will always be one of my boys”. Malik got exhausted of the spotlight and scrutiny that came with being a part of One Direction.