I'm sorry but I'm not buying Matts answer regarding the tv performances of JHO. This is the PR line being used but I personally think that Sony is screwing with Louis (and Niall/Liam). I really feel there are some left over contract restrictions in place, which is why Liam & Niall have apparently spent more time working on thier albums than Harry but still haven't released yet. I really think there was some hold over from Sony so Harry would be first. Niall seemed close to dropping his album- 2
2- & then it was after the new year, then he was still working on it, then it was crickets for a while but now that solo Harry has happened he & Liam seem to be gearing up again. It makes me wonder… If the legalities of posting tv appearances on your own channel is so difficult how come Harry’s have been posted within 24hrs or less. Not buying it, Sony is still screwing with all the boys. Bonus it props Harry up, makes him look more professional and like he has complete agency. 3-
3- It creates division in an already fractured fandom and it pits the boys careers against one another publicly. From what I’ve seen thier evil plan is working. A lot of fans who once supported ot4 are now stanning their fave hard and many are turning against Harry thus diminishing the chances of a 1D return. Which suits Sony fine because Solo Harry has been the end game since the Taylor stunt. Ot3 is being sabatoged at the alter of Harry Styles Rock God. NOT HARRY’S FAULT BUT IT STILL SUCKS
“I really feel there are some left over contract restrictions in place, which is why Liam & Niall have apparently spent more time working on thier albums than Harry but still haven’t released yet. I really think there was some hold over from Sony so Harry would be first.”
this is something i’ve been considering too.
yeah things are A MESS right now and i know personally the longer louis is bogged down in stunts the less inclined i am to stick around.
you provide a lot of good food for thought and yeah i don’t really understand matt’s argument either unless this is yet another instance of sony fucking with louis’ career and trying to bury him.