There’s troubling news for One Direction fans today as it’s been reported that the group are secretly embroiled in “a bitter battle” after singer Harry Styles revealed to his band mates Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne that he wants them to move away from mainstream pop…
Apparently, Harry wants to ditch the band’s clean-cut and so-called “Disney” image in order to write and record more rock based music, but it seems his band mates – and in particular Niall and Louis – are fighting him tooth and nail, convinced that they should not change the format of their music.
The Daily Star Sunday reports, “Harry’s dramatic plans are believed to have been hatched after hanging out with stars including The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Rod Stewart, who have urged him to take the next big step.”
A source close to 1D told the paper, “Harry loves being in the band and respects and loves his band mates…
“But he’s very ambitious and thinks they should be growing up more and becoming more credible.
“Their third album Midnight Memories was already a lot less pop, but Harry wants to push it further…
“He thinks their next album is the perfect time to create a much edgier and more rock ‘n’ roll image and he’s already writing songs that he wants them to include on the record.”
The insider continued, “The problem is the rest of the band fear if Harry starts changing their style, he’s going to take over the whole thing.
“They all have different ideas on what direction they want to take musically, and they’re becoming more and more vocal about it.
“Niall and Louis especially are worried about turning their backs on a pop sound and changing a winning formula.
“The fear is that if Harry doesn’t get his way he could end up walking out and going solo.
“He doesn’t want to be five years down the line and still doing boyish pop tunes.”
What do you think? Is Harry right and 1D should evolve? Or should they – as apparently Niall and Louis want – stick with what they know will be a hit with fans?
For now, here’s a look at them in action…