Music & Culture

One Direction: Where Are They Now?

By: Amanda Larrison//

It’s crazy to say, but it’s almost been two years since the boy band One Direction had announced their hiatus. With that being said, where are the boys now? It’s no secret that they all have been working on solo projects, which are slowly beginning to be released. Here’s a quick recap on what’s been going on in each of the boys careers as of right now.

Niall Horan just released his second single since his solo debut, “This Town,” called “Slow
Hands”. This song has a totally different vibe than “This Town,” as it’s way more upbeat. Other than that, Niall has been keeping up with press for his singles and has been teasing that he’s been working in the studio. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get some hints of tour dates and an album release date some time soon. Gotta keep our eyes out for this one!

 

For Liam Payne, it’s not just new music he’s been welcoming into the world. It’s also a BABY! Liam just became the second member of one direction to become a father, making his nickname of “Daddy Direction” a reality! He recently announced that he and Cheryl Cole decided on the unique name of Bear Payne for their little baby boy. Liam has been working in the studio for quite awhile and the time has finally come for us to hear what Liam has been working so tirelessly on. His debut single called “Strip That Down” featuring  Quavo came out May 19th and we can’t stop listening! Liam may also be releasing an album and announcing tour dates in the near future, so be on the look out for that! 

 

As for Louis Tomlinson, upon his release of his father and sonsingle with Steve Aoki “Just Hold On,” fans have been anxiously waiting for new music. Rumor has it that Tomlinson has been working non-stop in the studio and will have new music out for us eager fans very soon. We can’t wait to hear what Louis has been working on! 

 

Finally we have Harry Styles, who just released his debut self-titled album following his first single “Sign of The Times.”  In addition to his long-awaited album release, Harry has released a variety of tour dates, all of which will take place in very iconic and intimate venues including Radio City Music Hall! Harry has been working so hard to promote his album by doing a ton of interviews, album release parties, and televised performances including The Today Show in NYC, where fans ( including myself ) slept out on the streets for days to get a glimpse of Harry (SWOON!). We are so excited for Harry because as we all know… he can do no wrong! 

Even though he exited the band in March of 2015, We still love Zayn Malik!  Following the release of his debut album “Mind of Mine” that came out last year, Zayn has continuously been working hard in the studio. He has also been featured on tracks with artists like Taylor Swift, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Snakehips and Chris Brown. He also recently announced that new music is coming and we’re SO excited! Check out the tweet here: 

Overall, the members of One Direction seem to be doing very well with their solo endeavors. Of course, we are all holding onto hope that someday we will see the boys together once again, but we are so excited for what’s to come in their solo careers as well!

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