Liam Payne Officially Confirms That A One Direction Reunion Is Happening
On Sunday afternoon, Liam Payne went live on Instagram with Swedish DJ Alesso to talk about new music. The duo recently released their collaborative single “Midnight” but the conversation quickly shifted to One Direction.
Since the band’s 10th anniversary is only months away, fans have been speculating that Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson will be doing something special to mark the occasion. There’s also speculation that Zayn Malik may join in.
Last weekend, fans noticed that Payne, Styles, Horan and Tomlinson and the official One Direction account each began following Malik on Twitter again after his 2015 exit from the band. Others also pointed out that Malik was no longer listed as an “ex-member” of the band on Google and is now back to being listed as vocals.
The livestream was bombarded with questions about the band. “Oh my god dude… there’s so many One Direction questions,” Alesso told Liam during their Instagram Live. “But I feel like I don’t want to put you on the spot because I know you can’t say too much.”
Payne responded that he has been speaking to Niall recently on FaceTime and since “most of us are in London, we’ve been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime with the boys at the moment.” He added that he couldn’t say too much or he would get in trouble with the other members. I can’t say too much. Louis told me off for revealing a bit of our plans the other day, so you’re going to have the group chat telling me off.”
Fans have also noticed that all five of the band’s albums are now available on Apple Music and the official 1D website has also been reactived for the first time since the band’s hiatus in 2016.
Payne first sparked reunion rumors when he told The Sun that he had been connecting with his former bandmates to discuss One Direction’s milestone anniversary. “We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice,” he shared. “You hear a lot of people’s voices and seeing old content and different things that we haven’t seen for a long time or never seen before, it’s very interesting.”