I understand the need for rebranding but both Louis and Niall have been successful without having to distance themselves. It seems to me that Harry is willing to alienate the very people that got them into the position he has today just so he can move on to be more famous.
I know people think that and I disagree. I think Harry is the most tied to the band and he bands former brand as the face of 1D, and I think I think he has the biggest hurdles to overcome in terms of gp perception. I mean the go HAS a perception of him. The other boys are much less visibly connected to 1d.
For example I had never heard Louis or Niall’s names before I joined the fandom and I certainly couldn’t pick their faces out of a crowd, and I know the same for a lot of my peers. Peers who enjoyed both Niall and Louis’s singles because they didn’t have that initial “ew he’s from 1d” kneejerk reaction. Harry doesn’t have that sort of anonymity to appeal to the gp, so he HAS to distance himself.