Separate Paths For One Direction?

As news of yet another One Direction member signing a solo deal circumnavigates the globe, there is speculation that the boy band may be headed for Splitsville.

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Liam Payne is the latest to sign with a label, in this case Capitol Records.  CNN points out that the deal comes one month after One Direction’s  Harry Styles inked a contract with Columbia.  Zayn Malik left the group in 2015, signed with RCA and released Mind Of Mine earlier this year.

Although Payne tweeted that One Direction “will always” be his home, fans and media alike are wondering if the group is one day closer to dissolving.  London’s Guardian newspaper seemed to exacerbate those worries by saying “Payne’s cryptic tweets … don’t clarify if he’s staying with the band or departing solo forever.”

Meanwhile, One Direction continues its hiatus.