Did you saw the savan thing? I'm glad for louis for standing out like imagine if 1d didn't changed their sound? Probably they wouldn't be here anymore I'm quite sad that they never let them take 100% of control of their music like it would be so great I hope they can show their talents in the future
What stands out to me is that Savan himself admits that he was stuck in a headspace where he viewed the boys as incompetent children. It’s his own fault that he didn’t give them room and support to grow and they (or only 1 if you listen to Savan) rebelled against that.
All the boys have always had their own opinions and even if they aren’t always free to do what they need to, they’re not going to sit and take it quietly. That quality of theirs is important because that’s what you have to do to succeed. You can’t succeed just by doing everything that someone else tells you. You have to have your own voice and your own unique something to add to the world.
Savan KNOWS that he was at fault and yet he’s still bitter that not all the boys were happy with being ignored and suffocated.
I don’t think he’s completely wrong. It makes sense that they’d need some time to learn and get adapted to the music scene. They would need guidance at first and not every idea they thought was wonderful would actually be a good one. If the company was looking for the “5 and bled dry” plan that they habitually use, Savan’s right in that the safe route was the super general romantic pop that was on the first 2 albums. In that sense, it would be inevitable that the boys would have to sing music they didn’t love.
“Safe” isn’t the only way to succeed, though, and Savan should know as well as anyone that the “5 and bled dry” plan wasn’t in the interest of the boys themselves. It’s something that is only meant to make profit for the company. He has no business criticizing them for not liking what they were forced to do to earn money for 1DHQ. Their goal wasn’t ever to be a 5 and done flash in the pan.
It says more to me about Savan’s maturity level that he’s talking about someone that way. Pretending to be vague while giving enough details that anyone can tell who you’re talking about is petty and disingenuous. Saying that you made mistakes and still bringing up bitter feelings and painting the other person in a bad light is even more so.
We all can tell it’s Louis he’s talking about. Not because it describes Louis, but because it clearly describes what 1DHQ has always thought Louis was. Louis has an amazing knack for writing lyrics and he’s got such an emotive voice. What would have happened if he sat back and continued to allow them to pretend he didn’t exist except as a comedian for the band? He’d have gotten nowhere. Anyone can tell that if others are ignoring you, if you don’t speak up, you’re going to continue to get ignored.
Did Savan just want Louis to take being treated like he didn’t matter lying down? Did Savan want them all to sing music they didn’t like and be treated as a commodity and be grateful for it? That’s not what they signed up for. Unfortunately they didn’t know that’s what they were going to get when they did sign up.
I’m disappointed because I really loved Niall and Savan’s interactions over Twitter in the early days. I wanted him to be more of a Caroline Watson or Paul Higgins.
Savan: “Can you believe that they were angry we didn’t listen to them, pigeon-holed them as worthless, treated them like unimportant children, and were trying to make money rather than advancing their artistic careers? How childish.”