Following the departure of Zayn Malik from the group and Harry Styles being rumored to leave the group as well, talks about a new One Direction album started after the group confirmed that they have been working on new stuff lately.
In line with this, the group recently hinted that they talked with Wiz Khalifa after Harry Styles bumped in to the rapper and talked about future collaborations, as reported by the Latin Post .
“He told me I would be the first rapper they’d do it with,” Khalifa said in an interview.
In the same report, the rapper added that he has respects for the group and is very willing to do a track with 1D if ever he was given the opportunity.
“They’re artists and are fans of music, that’s what makes them good,” he continued.
Meanwhile, in an NME report, “This Is Us” director Morgan Spurlock revealed that Styles may possibly be working on his album for the group and might follow Malik’s lead.
“I think they’ll stay together for a little bit longer and at some point Harry will probably leave, he’ll probably be next,” Spurlock said.
“To make the decision to want to leave and go off on your own and chase a solo career in the midst of being as famous as you are – you can’t fault somebody for that.” At the same time, Simon Cowell revealed in a Billboard report that although it was hard to let go of a member, he claimed that they respected his decision and would continue with their recording for the new One Direction album.
“Once someone’s made their mind up, they’re gonna go,” he said.
“But also at the same time, I don’t want to push him too much because, you know, he’s 22 and I could see he was a bit stressed and he needed some time off.” In addition to that, he revealed that fans should be excited for the new album of One Direction, claiming that it would be the “best record” they have created so far.
“I have a feeling they’re going to deliver this year the best record they’ve ever made,” Cowell said.