One Direction plans reunion; Is Zayn Malik joining?

One Direction plans reunion; Is Zayn Malik joining?

Former pop band One Direction is planning a group reunion and fans think it’s the best news ever.

According to The Sun, the English-Irish all-boy group has been secretly talking again to plan together a special project to mark the 10th year since 1D was created. Their anniversary is coming up on July 23.

Liam Payne was the first to confirm the now-defunct Brit boy group reunion after revealing in an interview that he has been in constant contact with former band mates Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson. 

Payne, who recently released his new single “Midnight” with Alesso, said that talking with the other members for the last few weeks “has been really nice.” 

He said: “To hear a lot of people’s voices and seeing old content and different things that we haven’t seen for a long time or never seen before, it’s very interesting.”

Is Zayn Malik joining the reunion?

Payne also mentioned in the interview that he had a really good time reconnecting with the group again. However, one noticeable detail that is missing is Zayn Malik. 

Malik, who quit the group in 2015, has been estranged from his old buddies since he departed due to creative differences. The 27-yr old “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” singer then went on to sign a solo contract with RCA records.

Payne has not mentioned anything about Malik’s involvement but Page Six reported that there is a possibility that he might take part. This speculation came after several fans noticed that Payne, Styles and Horan have refollowed Malik on Twitter. 

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The relationship of the three with Malik hasn’t really been in good terms for the last couple of years so having them follow him again on social media can be a good sign. Malik has yet to follow back though. 

Another clue swirling around is the revival of the group’s former website and the return of all of their albums on Apple Music.

At the moment, it’s not certain yet whether the group will really be able to come all together again and make devoted fans happy. 

Is there going to be a music tour?

Payne did not reveal much about the reunion since he said that he is not sure yet what he is allowed to say. However, fans are suggesting that it could be a TV special like what the Friends cast is doing.

They could also potentially surprise the fans with a new single. Nothing is out yet except for one sure thing–there isn’t going to be a tour.

For now, fans will just have to stay tuned for more details soon. 

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