This is not a surprise, boy bands don’t last anymore and let’s be clear since Zayn Malik left One Direction; Things just haven’t been the same.
Rumors of a solo Styles project swirled in late 2015, when the singer registered four songs with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Styles has 40 songs registered on ASCAP, yet they all list One Direction as the performer. However, the four new songs he’d registered — “5378 Miles,” “Already Home,” “Coco” and “Endlessly” — only list Styles as the performer.
The 22-year-old also joined Full Stop Management in March 2016, headed by former Creative Artists Agency executive Jeffrey Azoff, who had Styles as a client previously.
There is currently no set details on the deal or timeline for Styles’ solo project, but rest assured that hearts are breaking for 1D fans all over the world, who will likely see this as a sign of no return for the boy band.