Current thoughts on the stunt
In a post I made yesterday showing how much positive press Simon is getting right now, I am convinced everyone is working together.
Zayn was moved to RCA Records but Simon is still getting so much press, that I can’t see any other option than they are working together.
I would not be surprised if Syco will be Zayn’s UK label, while RCA will be his US label (this little detail was only mentioned by Billboard, probably on purpose, as the solo news wouldn’t have been so big if it was just ‘Zayn signs with RCA as his US label, but stays with Simon as his UK label’). This could be the same for the boys when they hopefully sign a new deal later in the year.
You can’t see it as coincidence that every time either OT4 or Zayn does something the opposite does something too. Here is a perfect post explaining this.
The best example though is this what just happened. Zayn officially goes solo and BAM OT4 release a single early which was scheduled to release on August 7th.
I have a feeling the Zayn solo news was dropped to early, because reasons I don’t know, which will explain why RCA was so slow to announce the news themselves. 1DHQ wasn’t prepared either, so they worked fast and got the single released today, and pulled a Beyoncé.
Irving Azoff seems to be on board as well. This is explained in this post.
My current theory is that, Zayn was ‘told’ to go solo (maybe he wanted to himself) to drop a massive PR bomb. OT4 will soon follow and sign with RCA as their US label, Simon will still be their UK label, they will all ditch Modest! (doesn’t seem like Simon would mind this one bit, as Modest! isn’t the XF management by default anymore indicating he wouldn’t mind them changing management) - they will either stay OT4 and Solo Zayn, or they will reunite as OT5, and do solo stuff on the side.