One Direction members Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne confirmed reports that the band would soon go on hiatus. “We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,” Horan wrote on Twitter.
“Your support is truly indescribable! It’s just a break,” Tomlinson wrote alongside a smiley face emoticon. “We’re not going anywhere!!”
The tweets come after longtime One Direction producer Julian Bunetta made similar comments in an interview with EW when discussing the band’s forthcoming fifth album. “I know they’re taking a much-deserved break,” he said. “They’ve been doing something that no band has ever done — five albums, five tours, and a movie in five years. It’s pretty prolific and incredible. It’s up to them. They might take a year off and miss it. They might take a year off and say you know what, I need another year off.”
Ok so Lots of rumours going round. We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year
Don’t worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve ! Can’t wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform
Your support is truly indescribable! It’s just a break :) we’re not going anywhere !!
So glad everything has been cleared up today and ur support with it is amazing not that we could ever expect anything less your amazing
Can\'t wait to put more time into everything we do and coming out with something great
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us it\'s been the most amazing five years and there\'s so much more to come
Rumors about a potential hiatus had been speculated for weeks, and
reported this weekend that the band would take time off in March 2016. One Direction’s fifth album is due out this fall and marks the band’s first album without Zayn Malik, who left the band in March and recently signed a solo contract with RCA Records. The still-untitled album’s first single, “Drag Me Down,” debuted earlier this summer.
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