Very soon, we won’t be able to say things like “At the One Direction concert last night…” anymore, since 1D’s planned hiatus begins in March. In that time, we know band members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne plan to write some material together (probably), which is very exciting and gives us lots of hope for the future.
Louis is also on the cusp of an A&R career as he runs his own label imprint (under Simon Cowell’s Syco label) and has a spot on “The X Factor” as a guest judge lined up. That will bring Louis and Simon back together to put some new talent out there, including potentially a “girl band,” as Louis told “The X Factor”’s Xtra Preview recently.
“I’ve got, like, a little label imprint, so I’m trying to work with that at the moment,” Louis told hosts Melvin Odoom and Rochelle Humes. “I’m lucky enough to be working with Simon. We’ve got a few different projects going on at the moment — one of which [is] we’re actually trying to put a girl band together. Yeah, it’s just really exciting to be involved in the different side of it, the background.”
A 1D-assisted girl group could be exactly what we need to fill the gap when Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall take their break — or, you know, we could just listen to One Direction’s new album, Made In The A.M. (out Nov. 13) on repeat. Or we could do both.