“I told my managers from the start: When One Direction comes knocking, fook what I’m doing,” Horan told Billboard for their latest cover story on the Irish 23-year-old. “I don’t give a s—t if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that.”
The band, formed on The X Factor in 2010, went on hiatus in 2016 soon after founding member Zayn Malik left the group to pursue his own solo career. However, Horan feels certain that the group’s guiding figure, Simon Cowell, will be on hand for any reunion.
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“We’ll always have mutual respect,” Horan tells Billboard. “When we get back to the band, he’ll be at the forefront again. … When it will be, I don’t know. I’d prefer not to do it after I’m 40. I’d prefer the next few years.”
Until then, Horan is focusing on being on his own: His debut album will arrive this fall. Read the entire Billboard story here.
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