Harry Styles Talks Solo Rumors, Zayn Malik Exit In Ryan Seacrest Interview — LISTEN!
Harry Styles carefully avoided denying he might go solo after One Direction releases its upcoming fifth album during an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday. Styles, who called in to the show, was asked whether he saw himself going off on his own, and rather than a straight yes or no, he responded by talking about how the band’s focused on releasing a fifth album at the end of the year and touring, and that they haven’t been thinking “much past that.”
Styles told Seacrest, “We have the album and the tour that we’re working on right now. I think when you have so many goals that you feel like you have yet to achieve, it’s hard to kind of see past those.” He added, “It’s important to kind of focus on what’s going on and don’t kind of lose track. We’re all working hard towards the same thing right now, and I don’t think we’re thinking much past that. I think we’re just having a lot of fun, and we’re working hard, and we’re having a good time.”
The singing heartthrob was also asked about the departure of Zayn Malik, and noted that he, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson are doing “great” and that “morale is good.” Styles said it affected how songs were written because they used to be crafted “with Zayn in mind,” but otherwise he didn’t have much to say about his former bandmate. The singer also talked about how everyone’s been writing songs for the band and other artists. Styles said, “We’re all just having a lot of fun writing. It’s also nice kind of writing from different point of views and writing for other people is definitely fun.”
When Seacrest asked whether he was “in love or playing the field,” Styles responded, “That’s an inappropriate question!” He further explained, “I’m really concentrating on the music right now. So yeah, I’m just doing that. I don’t really have time for any of those things.”
Next up for Styles and One Direction is a 17-date “On The Road Again” tour in the U.S., beginning in San Diego on July 9. Listen below to Harry Styles talking about possibly going solo, Zayn Malik, and the rumor that he gets sheep placenta facials.