Directioners, look away! Harry is planning to leave his boy band days behind to pursue much ‘edgier’ music, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY. Hold up — could Harry really be leaving One Direction?!
In news that will crush every Directioners heart, Harry Styles, 21, may be ready to take the next step in his musical career — which would mean saying farewell to One Direction. The British hottie “wants to get away from the teeny bop stuff,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. So what is Harry exactly planning to do and will he leave Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson behind? Here’s the scoop!
Harry Styles Leaving One Direction To Pursue Solo Career In Rock Music
“Harry would love to break out on his own as a solo artist. He really wants to get away from the teeny-bop stuff and sing a rock record,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “When he first auditioned for X Factor he was a huge fan of English rockers Oasis and wanted to sing rock anthems – just like them.”
We know Harry has gotten in touch with his inner rocker on One Direction’s newer music, which has some old school rock ‘n’ roll influences. It sounds like Harry wants to do it on his own now!
“He’s recorded with different producers in London and in Los Angeles,” our source adds. “Although he doesn’t want to completely alienate his fan base, his new music is a lot edgier.”
“Harry’s One Direction bandmates have been waiting for the day he quits to go solo and anticipate it happening in the near future,” our source says.
This breaks our hearts! But before we start freaking out, nothing is happening yet.
HollywoodLife.com spoke to One Direction’s PR team who told us EXCLUSIVELY that, “Harry has been in the studio working on the band’s new album. Louis and Liam were also in LA recording on their own for the upcoming release.”
It sounds like Harry going his separate way won’t happen anytime soon. As we told you, One Direction is busy at work on their fifth studio album and we can’t wait to hear it!
Juicy J & Liam Payne Working On New Music Together
Harry might not be the only one to dab at a solo career at some point. Liam, sometimes known by his alter ego as “DJ Payno” is known for his hot remixes.
Rapper and producer Juicy J uploaded a picture with Liam on Jan. 29. He captioned the pic, “We working! @fakeliampayne.” We can’t wait to hear this cool collaboration!
HollywoodLifers, tell us — on a scale of sad to so sad I would cry forever, how sad are you that Harry is planning on leaving 1D? Tell us how you feel below!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Jon Boon & Russ Weakland