D: It must have been a nightmare of a week for you.
Z: Umm, ish, yeah. Do you know what, at the same time, it is crazy and
wild and a bit mad.
But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life. And I
feel like I’m doing what’s right, and right by myself and right by the
boys, so I feel good.
D: Absolutely, and so what’s the plan?
Z: Just to kind of be myself for a bit.
I think I’m just going to write and relax and chill.
D: And how’s Perrie?
Z: Yeah, she’s alright, man. She’s a good girl.
D: What did she think about it? Was she supportive or was she saying,
‘Look, give it another go?’
D: What is your message that you are wanting people to know?
Z: Emm, the main message is just that I did try to do something that I
wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s
And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the
fans, and it was only ever for them.
And basically, I’m only upset I feel like I may have let them down in
some sort of way.
That’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen. It’s not that I’ve
turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do
that anymore because it’s not real to me.
D: Some people are saying there are some tensions within the band.
Z: Do you mean, what, there was like a negativity between us? Well
they couldn’t be more wrong, to be honest.
D: So you reckon the other four are in it for the long haul?
Z: Yeah definitely. And when I was there as well, we were all, there
were no contingencies, do you know what I mean?
It was always just everyone kind of doing what we were doing and
that’s why it’s been really good for me, because I feel it’s been a
bit different to what other bands have broke up by, or when a member’s
left or whatever.
My band has been really supportive. They’ve been really cool about it.
And they understand that, you know, it’s not real to me anymore.
They still want to do it for a while, so they’re going to carry on
doing what they want to do.
And I think they’re doing to do OK for a while. I think they’re going to be cool.
D: There’s been some talk today that they would like you to come back
at some point. Could you ever see yourself doing that or do you feel
that’s it for you?
Z: I don’t think I can really answer that, really, but I don’t know.
D: Until you get some time.
Z: Yeah I don’t know if I can answer that question.
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