That sound you hear is a thousand of fanfic dying. Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction said that he “never really spoke” to Harry Styles, his bandmate, while both singers where in the famous boyband.
“To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band,” Malik, said. “So I didn’t really expect that much of a relationship with him when I left. And I haven’t [had one] to be honest.”
But what does this means for the possibility of a 1D reunion? The Pillowtalk singer said that he wouldn’t be opposed to one down the road. “Who knows? I’ve said it before: Never say never,” he said. “If I wanted to come back in 10, 15 years time, then yeah, why not? I don’t know. If I didn’t want to [be in the band] then, I might not. It just depends on how I’m feeling at that time.”
And even though he doesn’t have much of a relationship with Styles, his bond is better with the rest members, especially after his reconciliation with Louis Tomlinson, with whom he had a grudge after a heated exchange on twitter, back in 2015.
“Yeah we spoke about that, we’re in touch, everything is on a civil level,” Malik revealed. “It’s not the way it used to be, obviously we were a lot closer because we were together the entire time, spending 24 hours a day in the band and now we’re not so we’re living our own lives, we’re all growing as individual men and we still keep in touch and check in with each other not as much as we used to.”
Right now, Malik is getting ready for the release of his sophomore solo effort, which he kicked off with the Sia collaboration “Dusk Til Dawn.” Also, he said that he’s willing to experiment with different genres.
“There’s a lot of different kinds of music on it,” he said. “I like to do whatever I’m feeling that day, whatever’s feeling good. There’s still a lot of soulful R&B tunes on there, there’s some club tunes on there, there’s some more obvious pop songs as well.”