As we all know, One Direction is “taking a break.”
Obviously, there is more to it. The boys are growing up, maturing, and realizing they have the ability to do more than sing pre-written songs and look pretty. During this “break” I think they are not only resting, but also exploring what the world has to offer. For example, Louis Tomlinson is now busy being a father to his son. Liam Payne is getting more tattoos. Niall Horan has been putting his passion for sports into action by involving himself in some charity work through professional golf and soccer. Louis also accompanied Niall in some charity soccer through the 2016 Soccer Aid game that raised money for Unicef UK.
As for the charming, curly headed, slow-speaking, low-key determined front man, Harry Styles has been reported to signing a solo deal with Columbia Records, which is the same label that began One Direction. It seems as though Harry is now going to explore what the entertainment world has to offer for a handsome lad outside of a boy band. There is still little to no information released about this deal, but this only means all of us One Directioners will just have to keep our eyes peeled for the next big reveal.
Harry also has been showing a great interest in trying to pursue an acting career. Currently, he is filming the Christopher Nolan World War II film, "Dunkirk." He has been spotted on set taking breaks to sign autographs and chat with fans. This transition into acting may also be an awesome opportunity to jump start his solo career. Maybe after this transition the world will look at him as more than just a pretty boy behind a mic.
What does this mean for One Direction? Is the band no more? Has the One Direction infection passed? How will we ever go on?!
As for me, I will always love them as a band and as individuals. I will also always hate them for existing and ruining my life completely with their irresistible accents, charm, style, and dating drama in the press. In the end, whatever path the boys chose to run down, I think I will always be involved and supportive. I am honestly excited to see where their careers take them and what the future holds. Most importantly, I will always be suffering from the One Direction infection.