Are the lads of One Direction about to split up for good? Is Harry Styles really about to start a new boy band?
According to Seventeen, Styles appeared on an Instagram post that suggested that he might be starting a new band. The post’s controversial caption? “We’re starting a new boy band. Looking for names…” In the photo, Styles is seen with four other guys, including Zendaya’s rumoured boyfriend Odell Beckham Jr. and the source of the post, Mike Lee. Seventeen, however, pointed out that Lee might just have been kidding. Beckham is a football player while Lee is a professional boxer. They are neither musicians nor singers. So they probably aren’t actually starting a new band with Styles. “Unless this new boy band is going to be some sort of singing sports troop,” that is.
Meanwhile, the band’s mentor Simon Cowell reveals he does not really want to know if the lads have broken up for good.
“I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest,” Simon told Billboard. “In a weird way, I don’t want to know. I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”
Rumours of a split have been hounding the British boy band ever since Zayn Malik left last year. Zayn broke away from the band to start a solo career. His first album, “Mind of Mine,” was released on March 25.
One Direction is currently on an extended hiatus.
Styles, meanwhile, might be using his band’s break to work on his acting career. It was reported earlier that he has been cast in “Dunkirk,” a film by Christopher Nolan. The “Dark Knight” director’s upcoming movie is set to explore the story of an epic military evacuation during World War II.