Horan recently launched his solo career with ‘Slow Hands’ and ‘This Town’ but, speaking to Billboard, has said he told his managers: “When One Direction comes knocking, fook what I’m doing. I don’t give a shit if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that.”
Admitting that he and his former bandmates “haven’t even had a conversation about how long we think the break will be”, Horan said of a timeline for a possible reunion: “When it will be, I don’t know. I prefer not to do it after I’m 40. I’d prefer the next few years.”
Of his own solo career, Horan said: “Nothing I do will be as big as One Direction, but I have to try at least to get somewhere near it… The songs are sounding really good.”
Horan is thought to be working on a “folk-pop” album, inspired by Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles.
“Whenever I would pick up a guitar, I would always naturally play chords like that, and finger pick a lot and play that folky kind of style,” Horan recently explained.
He also revealed that parts of the album will have a rockier, plugged-in feel, saying: “Some of the songs are heavier than others. I play a bit of electric on some tracks and we obviously played around a lot with percussion stuff to build up the songs so there was a lot of things going on percussion wise.”