H already had some solo projects lined up. I just don't think it's fair. He didn't think about giving the other boys, specially Niall, given how close they were, a chance to get some ducks in a row. N & Lou probably said to themselves "now, what?" Anyway, I loved how highly Louis talked about Niall. He said Niall is fearless. And I 100% believe it. Rmr when N said he had to pitch in his songs first before the record label signed him up? He was probably nervous but he pulled it off. That's guts.
I mean…I get it. But they’re also grown ass men who can get their ducks in a row on their own, you know? Like- Yes, Harry was lucky in that he had at least advantages in a way that the others weren’t, and yes that’s unfair to a certain extent, but it’s also not really up to Harry to make sure that the others have their shit together, you know? And, besides, Harry first brought up the break in 2014, which left approximately a year between then and when the hiatus actually started – which is time.
Niall traveled for a month or so, and then he did his golf/charity stuff while writing on the side, and then he got serious about music and BAM- He secured himself a solo deal. That was all in under a year from the start of a hiatus, remember, which was also before Harry says he took some serious time in Jamaica for his album. So like, as scary and daunting as the idea of going on hiatus obviously was for Niall (and Louis) at first, they’re fine now, and they’re doing so well on their own!
Anyway- I also believe that Niall is fearless. And I don’t know about anyone else, but the fact that Niall had to pitch his songs before the label would sign him is, while simultaneously a bit unfair, sort of…refreshing in a way? As in, it’s cool to know that he got that deal based on his talent alone and not just his name, or his status from having been in 1D, which shows that he’s the real deal. It shows who he is and what he’s about as an artist, and I love that.