Solo Direction according to Billboard
Just in case you couldn’t pick up what the Billboard’s agenda is:
Louis: He is too dad to do anything beyond son and hoping to land a gig on one of his best friend Simon’s reality shows.
Niall: Some people said he signed to Universal, but that hasn’t been proven (that explanation only matters when it’s Niall’s and not Harry’s rumored deal, apparently) but he should write music since we can’t really see him being a solo act.
Liam: Liam is in the studio doing a lot of studio things, like making music and writing, for his confirmed solo album wow that’s amazing.
Harry: We don’t know the timeline at all, so first, we’ll claim One Direction announced a hiatus before Zayn left, when it was actually 8 months after that. Oops! But anyways, Zayn went solo first, surprising everyone who thought it would be Harry, because Harry hasn’t wanted to be in this band since 2009. But no fears! Dunkirk will be a success and Harry will keep acting and making solo music, none of which has even been confirmed yet, but we’ve confirmed via a source his second solo album will be released in January 2017.
Zayn: “The only member to voluntarily leave the band,” so I guess the others were forced out when they got too old, Menudo style.