One Direction: Harry Styles “in bitter battle” with Niall Horan etc! Insider: “He could end up walking out & going solo!”

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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…

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“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.”

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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…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.


  1. Hazza on January 5, 2014 at 7:54 am

    that is not true…its just a rumor i believe

  2. Dominique on January 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I think that they should move away from pop but slowly, their new album is so good!!!! I like a lil rock n roll

  3. vicky on January 5, 2014 at 9:18 am

    i think if they want to keep harry they should do a bit of what he says but if he wants to go solo let him its his life hes messing up.

  4. whatever on January 5, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Harry & Niall seem to have gotten along pretty well all through the tour & promo (they were paired with eachother for interviews quite often), I tink it’s BS. Not saying the boys always agree on everything (they must have disagreements at times), but saying Harry is threatening to leave the band seems far fetched!

  5. Excuse you. on January 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

    If he chooses to go solo then he’s not necessarily messing up his own life. He’s just growing up.

  6. tru directioner on January 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I don’t want to believe this because, I’ve been a fan since day one but, Harry can be a bit stubborn and sometimes the people you talk to can influence you in a bad way. We know 1D isn’t going to last forever even though we want them to. We love them a lot so boys *cough cough* kharry) if you are thinking like that please stop we love you all and think your perfect thr way you are. Btw I like your shoe laces!

  7. tru directioner on January 5, 2014 at 9:48 am


  8. Nialler's hazza on January 5, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I think they should do both likeMM has rock and pop songs and by their Last album maybe not so boyish but they can work it out they always do

  9. 1D lover!!! on January 5, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I luv 1D and i dont want them to break up i think their new song midnight memories is not that good i dont like it when they sing rock i like their pop songs like best song ever etc…

  10. Jazz on January 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Sources AKA people willing to say things for money.

    Come on, man, how many times have we heard this rumor since 1D began? And how many times has it been true? Harry loves the band. He said he wants to do this for the rest of his life. He can’t see it working without the others. The new sound was a group decision and, if you ask me, it’s more likely to be the sound they all prefer than bubblegum pop.

  11. Harry Addict on January 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

    “…..thinks they should be….becoming more credible” <— then WHY hang around the KarTRASHians??? I'm confused 8-/

  12. Mary on January 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Lies, all lies.

  13. 1D on January 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I’m tired there was not even a month ago harry styles stops in 2014. and now that they really do have a disagreement. and contain some things maybe true. but I do not believe that Harry drijgt leave the band!. and got a response from someone he wants to continue his life in the band, but I guess that’s not going to happen, they go perfectly well apart, but I do not expect this year I think they stop at their 5th album, I think. but do not worry one direction remain provisionally exist. 🙂

  14. directioner on January 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    i love them so much and even if this is true, will suppt them whatever although i think that they don’t have to move away from pop. thats the reason why so many people love them. even thogh i love their new album to bits and ilove the rockier tone to it, they dont need to change to full on rock and roll

  15. 1D Sensible Opinion on January 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I believe the article to some extent because ‘where there is smoke there is fire’. Athough I think the problem would be with more Niall and Liam than with Louis and Niall. Louis and both Harry have more of a ‘rock influence’ growing up so I would think they would want to take the band in the same direction… In any event because there are 5 of them, they all need to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to have their voices heard. I often wonder why Harry’s song that he wrote ‘don’t let me go’ never made it onto the album and then there are other members that have like 14 songs on the album.

  16. Nicole on January 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I think they should a little bit.. I love all of their songs! The Boys are in their 20’s now except Harry so I think they should move away from they boy pop but slowly because they do have young fans from the age of 4 even!!! But thy should all get a chance to put a song on the album…

  17. Sarah on January 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I think they should keep going the way they are slowly moving away from pop! Midnight Memories is a mixture of rock and pop and it’s really good! You can tell by this album where they want their music to go because they wrote most of the songs! It think if any one of them wanted more rock it would be Louis and Liam, they wrote most of the songs like Midnight memories which is rock but still kinda writing pop songs like with Diana but if you look at the song Happily that Harry wrote on his own, it’s different then the rest it’s more like Mumford and Son’s not rock at all and the same goes for Something Great that Harry wrote too, it’s kinda pop but very far from rock! He might have a rocky look and sing great but he hasn’t wrote any rock songs that they have released yet! and for going solo I don’t think he would! The boys may have talked about music change and all, they may have fought but i think they solved it and are now over it but this person only knows half of the story and is making up the rest and just trying to stir up trouble!Harry never said he would walk out the person just thinks he will if he doesn’t get want he wants if that’s the case 1D are in trouble because they can’t all get their own way all the time! Most of this story is just bullsh*t

  18. Elizabeth Armstrong on January 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Ok im worried about harry now. niall and louis need to save hazza from taking over the band.

  19. Ms.stypaylikonson on January 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I don’t think Harry will walk out on it. Now the music I don’t think they will because they have young fans too. If they go more into the rock section I think they may loose some fans. But they will sound great either way they go. I don’t believe they will though. 🙂 xoxoxoxo

  20. Tatiana on January 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I. Think that its totally fine but Harry 1/5 of the band. And the 4/5 has to agree on his choice. The boys need to think it out and find ideas together. They can’t just say “lets make this album with a total rock and roll sound” and the rest of the band members say no. That’s not good at all. They have to really think out what ideas they all want together. Midnight Memories was edgy and I loved it. But if Harry wants it to be more rockish on the next album then his band mates have to agree on his choice. The whole band needs to speak up and give ideas on the next album.

  21. Valentina on January 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I honestly think their music is great. I know the boys are getting older as time goes by but and they (harry) want to have a different music styles. But they need to take their music one step at a time. MM is a.combo of Rock and Pop. It’s perfect. I think they should stick with both bc that’s what makes the albums sound mature but also age appropriate for some of us since some fans are younger. It would be cool if their sound got more mature as they grow but it can still have pop songs. I love Harry to death and all the boys as well but I think they should ALL agree in one thing because Harry can be stubborn sometimes and all the boys have right for their own ideas but one keeps acting up and starts making their own and the boys have to be forced to do something they don’t like, then that’s a problem for the band bc it might lead to some serious discussion and BAM! One member could easily take it’s own way. I doubt it’ll happen bc the boys get along so well and none of them like it when people tell them what to do. They have to find a way to agree with each other in something they all like. One Direction is not going to last forever even tho we want them to bc we love the boys sooo much. But we have to support the boys no matter what they choose. But honestly I think they should stick with Pop/Rock and their music to keep sounding more mature but with that same style. It’ll be perfect.

  22. Lucy on January 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Im actually quite annoyed at Harry for that , I think they should stay as a pop band not a rock band.
    I also dont think this is a rumour because the Midnight Memories is so rock style to what they usually do such as up all nigth and take me home. And to be honest I personally dont like midnight memories much! Sorry. I want the old one direction back!! Im with Niall and Louis on this one

  23. stephanie on January 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Please don’t break up my life would be over sif ye broke up:(

  24. whatever on January 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Why do people even believe this??? I can’t believe how some people seem to take for granted that this article tells us the truth!!!

    Harry didn’t even write the rock songs on Midnight Memories, it’s Louis who did…
    Harry wrote the folks ones.
    The person who made that up might have wanted to at least take a listen to the album & read the writing credits instead of just going with the big gossip name!

    Please 1D fans, stop being so naive: most of those articles with anonymous sources are unsubstanciated gossip.

    And stop accusing Harry for all the alledged (but fake) evil in the 1D world: he has always seemed to be a great team player, so it would be nice if the fans could have some faith in him (and all the boys) instead of blindly believing gossip.
    They are doing fine, they seem to get along very well & be happy with how things are going. Don’t be fooled by those unfounded articles.

  25. Mrs. Kylie Horan on January 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I feel like the fans will love them either way. I personally had to take some time to get used to Midnight Memories because it was a lot different the I was used to but now I love it! Harry may be right about IF they want to change it now is the time, but staying the same can get very boring. This is probably some stupid rumor and we won’t know for sure until they confirm it but really the fans will love anything they do.

  26. jessica on January 6, 2014 at 12:56 am

    i think that one direction should do what they do best and keep on being them self but maybe do another rock and roll song eg. midnight memory is the best song ever unless u are comfortable to change. im your biggest fan i hope that god is watching all of u

  27. 1D_trueDirectioner on January 6, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I don’t know of it’s true or not but one direction are PERFECT just the way they are so why change their albums are amazing , midnight memories was a lot less pop but that worked nicely from the past few years but Harry can’t take over its a group decision not his and we may lose fans if Harry goes solo and if they do decide to go more rock style then let them but they need to take it slowly
    Instead of rushing into things;) TRUE DIRECTIONER LY, NIALL XXX

  28. Directioner on January 6, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Mmm…in the new album there like what 2 3 rockish songs in it and I like that kind so in the next album if they wanna do most of their songs like that its fine but as long as they still have a few boy bandish songs in it. I just don’t want them to break up I mean just think of how many girls will die on the inside and maybe on the outside…

  29. rachel on January 6, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I think that they will stay together. Hopefully this is a load of it and they will not change there since of music . all I know is that I will love these boys know matter what so I think this is a load of it so ya . I think also that harry loves his job to much and the way it is so why would he want to change it if he LIKES HIS JOB???????

  30. rachel on January 6, 2014 at 2:40 am

    and also maybe than can come to an agreement . 9 songs rock 9 songs pop

  31. katie turner on January 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    They should mix their music, like doing a few ballads and then move on to doing occasional rockeir songs. Say’rock you’ thats the kind of song that the public may want to hear cos its sort of a mix of the two.

  32. lucy on January 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    i m with naill and i think that harry is wrong

  33. Lauren 1D on January 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    We all grow up. We know what it’s like in ur teens . U think u know what ur doing and how ull get other peoples attention. I love one direction! Their new album midnight memories is great!! I just think that they should keep their songs the way they are. I mean no matter what age they are we directioners will always love them even if Harry does decide to leave. It’s just to early for him to leave I mean they have literally stole our hearts, won every award u could think of and successfully announced a new album with songs number 1 in almost everywhere! They will grow up but just think it’s bit to early yet to change the songs! I mean they have the Where We Are concert in 2014 and……….. I may have the most posters of them i may have went to their concerts I may have the most books,bracelets,necklaces ect ect but Iove them for who they are. And if they do decide to leave and go their separate ways they have to think about their fans what they think what will they react like will the hate them or will they love them? I know that I will always be a directioner no matter what happens! I don’t think this page is true if it were it would be all ove the news! So I love u boys!! X

  34. Maisie on January 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    yes, im a harry girl, but I have to agree with Louis and niall. I mean, if they change to quick people might be a bit off putted by them. but I know I wouldn’t. I don’t want the boys to grow up too fast, they have grown up lots since xfacotr and really fast. I love their music and don’t care what anyone thinks of me liking them. I don’t want them to change their style of music the fans love them the way they are. please don’t walk out harry. love you all x

  35. Harley on January 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I think that they should change it up, because who really wants to here the same pop songs we have been hearing for what 3 or 2 years that is about a girl. Change it up add 75% rock and 25 of it pop.

  36. ardela on January 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    please tell me that’s not true.i love one direction so much and i will kill myself if one of them coupe from group.harry please stay with them,need ya.

  37. ardela on January 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    pls sm tells me if its true or not????

  38. Alex on January 6, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I think there not there yet to make edgier music. some fans might not like it and one direction could crash and burn

  39. Ally on January 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    If they can’t the decision I think they should ask the fans what they prefer, Because after all the music is for the fans!

  40. amanda on January 7, 2014 at 1:16 am

    If this is true then they should move away from pop but at the same time make sure that the whole band is in on it and agrees.

  41. 1db on January 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Your “source” is the Daily Star?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA oh god how ridiculous

  42. mrs.styleshoran on January 12, 2014 at 3:15 am

    ersh…….i dont know…… i think this is just another *rumor*………

  43. mrs.styleshoran on January 12, 2014 at 3:19 am

    all of one direction’s music is wonderful……maybe they can take thier music into the next level………

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