Niall Horan on One Direction Reunion: ‘I Wouldn’t Want to Force Someone Into Doing It’

One Direction was on top of its game for five years. The members — Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles — rose to fame alongside one another while making five consecutive albums together. The band members went their separate ways in 2015 after Made in the A.M. came out. Is a One Direction reunion in the future? Horan gave an update.

Niall Horan with One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne on stage at a show
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Is One Direction getting back together in 2021? Is there any chance of a One Direction reunion among its members?

Since One Direction went on hiatus in 2015, each member of the band has gone on to put out solo albums. While they were highly successful for five years, the members did in fact audition on The X Factor as individual artists.

At the moment, no band member has made it abundantly clear that a 2021 One Direction reunion will happen. Despite that, though, fans have theorized online that the members are recording together in secret and that Horan has been posting Instagram clues in photos.

After that fan theory, Horan gave an update on the One Direction reunion status.

Niall Horan gave an update on the possibility of a One Direction reunion after the band’s 2015 hiatus

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While on The Jonathan Ross Show, Jonathan Ross asked Horan if he thinks the band will ever get back together. “I don’t know,” Horan answered. “No one really talks about it.” But Horan did assure Ross and viewers that he’s still in touch with the members of the band.

“Still talk to them all the time,” Horan stated. “We still keep in touch. Everyone’s having their own success on their own like that. I’m enjoying what I’m doing.”

But would the members get back together for a performance besides a full-blown reunion?

“If everyone wanted to do it, I’d be down for it,” Horan expressed. “They’re probably slim right now, currently. We need to all get in the same room and have a chat. I don’t know when that would be.”

At the moment, Styles is filming My Policeman in England, while Payne, Malik, Tomlinson, and Horan are all working on their own musical projects. One of the things that would have to be present for a One Direction reunion, Horan said, is agreeing on the musical vision.

“It’s always hard to tell, everyone having the same opinion is gonna be always hard,” Horan commented. “Unless everyone was completely in, I wouldn’t want to do it. I wouldn’t want to force someone into doing it.”

What ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ singer Niall Horan is doing after One Direction in 2021

For now, Horan is doing fine on his own as a solo artist. The star released Heartbreak Weather, his second album after One Direction, in 2020. His latest track is “Our Song,” a 2021 collaboration with Anne-Marie.

His first album, Flicker, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November 2017. Heartbreak Weather peaked at No. 4 in March 2020.

You can listen to “Our Song” on Spotify and Apple Music.