“Does it ever drive you crazy, just how fast the night changes?” Well, for One Direction fans across the world, it does.
One Direction was in the midst of their “On the Road Again” tour when after their show in Hong Kong on March 18, member Zayn Malik released a statement he was taking a break from the tour, but was planning on returning in two weeks.
Speculation of Malik’s reason came after rumors began to circulate that he was cheating on his current fiancé, Perrie Edwards. There were also rumors of the star having a drug habit.
On March 25, just a few days after his first announcement, Zayn Malik announced his departure from the band. The announcement was originally made on the One Direction Facebook page.
“My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,” Malik said.
Although ‘Four’ was just supposed to be their latest album’s name, it is now the remaining number of the group.
As we move into these hard times, I am slowly beginning to see that sometimes you don’t get closure; you just have to simply move on.
Many people out there think that One Direction is just a group of skinny boys who make terrible music, and I respectfully have to disagree. They are a group of five amazing skinny boys who make music that I like. Now one of them is gone, so what is next for One Direction?
What upsets fans most is how one of the band’s members could leave just by posing something to Facebook.
Since he has left, he has done one interview, and has not tweeted or spoke out to his fans. At this point, Zayn should drop his singing career for good and try act-ing because he’s doing a great job acting like nothing happened.
It feels weird referring to them as One Direction without Zayn, but fans hope they continue to do their best without him.
As of April 13, the band officially began writing songs for their first album without Zayn. I’m sure they will bless us with another set of songs, however without Zayn hitting his infamous high notes, I don’t see it being as successful as others.
Even though fans are crushed, I think there is a message to be said behind his decision.
Everyone is put under stress in their life, and we complain about the workload we have rightfully so.
Zayn is 22 years old, and I don’t think any of us could imagine leaving home for three consecutive years to go out for stadium tours, let alone having tabloids try to paint you as someone you’re not.
Fame is not for everyone, and after almost five years, he realized it was too much.
I hope it sends out the message that your mental health and your own choices are more important than what others expect you to do.