One Direction fans are now waiting for Louis Tomlinson‘s future plan announcement after bandmate Niall Horan single has dropped this week.
Tomlinson is the last remaining member of One Direction who has yet to make a solo career. In 2015, Zayn Malik was the first to exit the band. One Direction then released their fifth album in November 2015 before announcing that they will embark on an indefinite hiatus.
Consequently, Harry Styles announced he signed up for solo deal with Columbia Records, while Liam Payne said in July that he is going solo, too.
Left in 1D alone, Tomlinson will possibly pursue a career as an artist as well as in talent management. Bustle cited Tomlinson’s interview with UK’s X Factor’s Xtra Preview show in October 2015 where he revealed that he and Simon Cowell are trying to put up a girl band. In August 2016, Cowell said Tomlinson has a new artist who is going to be released this year.
Meanwhile, Niall Horan single, titled This Town, has been released Thursday on Ryan Seacrest’s show at Kiss FM.
Horan explained to Seacrest that the acoustic song has double meaning. He said people from small towns will understand its meaning.
Watch Niall Horan single This Town music video below.
In a statement, Horan expressed his excitement for this new stage in his career and thanked all 1D fans. “I’m excited to announce I have signed a record deal with Capitol Records USA and released my first solo song. Thank you to all the One Direction fans for your love and support as always. I’m looking forward to the next part of this journey together,” he said.
He also shared a link to The Town music video on Twitter.
Blown away by all your amazin comments ! You can listen to ‘This Town’ here https://t.co/KZhejlgp3a
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016
His bandmates – Tomlinson, Styles, and Payne – also sent their congratulations to Horan.
Feeling super proud @NiallOfficial . You sound great ! Great to see you at your bday bash!!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) September 29, 2016
@NiallOfficial Ahhh, a lovely tune my friend. Congratulations. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) September 29, 2016
@NiallOfficial good luck boss give him all your support huge day for him proud of you boss 🙌🏼
— Liam (@LiamPayne) September 29, 2016
Now that everyone in One Direction is taking their separate ways, is there a possibility that fans would see them again performing together on stage? Horan said he is not ruling out working with his One Direction bandmates again.