After the departure of Zayn Malik, can One Direction reclaim their record-breaking success as a quartet?
The band embarks on their North American tour starting July 9th in San Diego, CA, but that hasn't halted plans for their next studio effort sans Zayn Malik. Niall confirmed to ET they already began working on it despite touring the world to promote their latest album "Four," and promises it'll be far different from anything they've previously released.
“There’s a few different sounds on the album, not all the songs sound the same, like, same vibe. They are all kind of different," Niall said. "Couple of different guitars and drums. It’s a lot different than what we did before... but, it’s cool."
Most likely realizing what he's just admitted and envisioning his mansion in foreclosure, he backtracks slightly and comforts now worried One Directioners.
“There’s a lot of old school vibes as well,” he explained. “I said before that it was quite Oasis-y but I was thinking about one song that I’ve been playing… it’s very diverse I think.”
“No collaborations so far. It’s still in the making so we’re not there yet.”
Very interested to watch how the guys attack their next studio record, but in the past bands don't usually bode well from dynamic shake-ups like a band member leaving. Unless you're Destiny's Child. Then girl bye.
And in other news, Harry Styles likes placenta facials.