One Direction Isn’t Disbanding For Good – The Quartet Is Merely Trying To See If They Can Experience Same Success While Going Solo

One Direction disbanding was perhaps the most devastating news their fans could have heard. However, the good news is that the quartet isn’t walking away from the insanely successful band for good.

The band, which features Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson have merely agreed to test the waters and see if they can achieve the same success going solo, as they garnered while being in a group. The boy band confirmed the hiatus or trial separation will last for a year, during which each of the member will pursue their own projects and have decided to dissolve the group so as not to be tied down to its commitments.

One Direction confirmed they will not launch a tour to support their fifth album. In other words, this means their last full concert will be in Sheffield at the end of October.

Citing a source, MSN reported, “The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boyband. They fully deserve to have at least a year to work on their own projects. There is absolutely no bad blood between them and they are all 100 per cent behind the decision. It is definitely not a split and they fully intend to get back together at some time in the future. But for now it is the end and they go out on top as the world’s most popular music act.”

Given the fact that One Direction has an album to produce and their promotional commitments for record label Syco in February, the band won’t walk away or disband before March.

The disbanding of One Direction was coming for some time now. However, the group insists that their decision of disbanding for a year has nothing to do with Zayn Malik walking away from the group earlier this year, the reported Sun.

A source told the publication, “This was the plan with or without Zayn. In fact, the band have been making amazing music and been incredibly happy without Zayn. Of course they would have preferred that he had stayed in the band, but they would have taken this extended hiatus even if he hadn’t left.”

One Direction has been an ultra-successful boy band for five years now, and that is nothing to scoff at. Perhaps it is the right time to see if going solo can earn them the same accolades.

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