Hi, I would like your opinion about something. I have just learnt harry will go on tour and I am so happy that things are going so well for him. But I can't help thinking about zayn's sabotaged solo career. I mean doesn't media said he left to go solo and yet in two years has done few interviews and most of them printed and twisted. Ofc he did well too but its bc he's talented and thanks to his fans. I don't like comparing. I love them both. They're great and talented.
Yeah, it’s upsetting me even more that Still Got Time is getting 0 promo since we can directly compare it to the promo Harry is doing. I’m glad Harry is getting the promo he is because he deserves it. I just wish Zayn could get the promo he deserves too.
Harry obviously isn’t clear and free of the old team since The Sun got several exclusives Harry’s team would have had to cooperate with and his Rolling Stone article had some clear OT style BS. Despite that, there’s no denying he’s getting a hell of a lot more promo than Zayn has.
Part of it might have to do with his status as the face of 1D and the one everyone has always said would go solo. A few other bloggers, like @that-regular-chick, have already pointed out that since the old team was the one that pushed the idea of solo Harry throughout the entirety of 1D’s career, they’d want him to succeed if only to say that they were right. That might be why he’s getting better promo out of all this.
I also saw someone speculate that Zayn is getting treated worse by his team because he refused to stick to their image for him. He wouldn’t badmouth or pretend to hate the other boys during interviews even though print!Zayn was much harsher and more bitter. I don’t think his new team ever had his interests first in mind, but it’s possible that they screwed over his promo even more as punishment for refusing to play along. Harry simply isn’t in that position because his official image is more neutral in relation to the other boys.
I don’t know what happened with PartyNextDoor. I thought it was a bit odd that he wasn’t in the video, but I figured he must not have wanted to be in it. Now all the UK press is reporting about him unfollowing Zayn, so I feel like Zayn’s team has once again screwed him over.
The whole “Zayn wanted to shoot the video at his house so he called someone at the last minute and told them to catch a plane to London to direct” didn’t sit well with me even before this. Now I’m thinking the purpose of that story was to put all the responsibility for the video on Zayn so that it looks like his rudeness/carelessness was why PartyNextDoor wasn’t in the video. It’s another set up feud like 1D vs. Naughty Boy, 1D vs. Bieber, and Zayn vs. Calvin Harris.
It’s hard to say for sure what’s going on right now. All I know is that 1DHQ is still involved in the boys’ business somehow even though it really should have been over by now. All we can do is hunker down and wait since trying to speculate about what’s going on BTS is nearly pure guesswork.
You’re right that the way things have turned out make all the reasoning given for Zayn “quitting” look even shadier, though. The only way you can look at what’s happened and think it makes sense is if you think Zayn is a lazy, rude idiot and that his team is the same. Zayn used to sleep in a bit and he doesn’t suffer fools or haters lightly, but otherwise he’s always put in effort, been professional, and shown that he’s very intelligent and passionate about music. It doesn’t match up.
The anxiety thing may be partially true, but 1) why would Zayn go solo and think his anxiety would be better performing solo rather than with the buffer of a group?, 2) there are ways to handle anxiety, exactly none of which his team has employed, and 3) there are ways to promo Zayn’s stuff without him making appearances, none of which are being used.
We’ve got a lot of solo releases coming up, so I plan to enjoy those to the fullest and not deal with the BS more than I absolutely have to.