Liam Payne: One Direction need a break
Liam Payne thinks One Direction "needs a little bit of a break", with the singer admitting he wants to write and produce for other acts and spend more time at home following five years in the band
Liam Payne thinks One Direction "needs a little bit of a break".
The 21-year-old singer has hinted the band plan to take some time off following the release of their fifth studio album later this year.
He said: "You know, I think everyone needs a little bit of a break now, and a sit down and a stop, to kind of take in all the great things that've happened."
The news comes just two months after several publications reported the group - also featuring Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson - would be taking some time away from the band, which Liam actively denied at the time.
He told BANG Showbiz: "We won't be going anywhere for a while, so I don't know where that's brewed from."
But the 'Steal My Girl' hitmakers seem to have had a change of heart, and Liam - who is dating his childhood friend Sophia Smith - wants to write music for other artists and spend some time back at home.
Asked what he wants to do during their time off, he said: "There's loads of things. I've been writing a lot on the road at the moment, not for me, just for other people. I've been doing a lot of things, you know trying to get into the producing side of it which is pretty cool.
"I guess I'm going to go home and chill for a little bit. Everyone's asking if I'm gonna go away on holiday, but I've been everywhere, so I kind of just wanna go home! I honestly do miss living in Wolverhampton."
Nevertheless, the group - who premiered the first single 'Drag Me Down' from their fifth studio album last week - are excited for the release of their next LP, which they have only recently completed work on.
Liam told Free Radio host Adam Wilbourn: "The album was recorded, we finished two days ago, which has taken like a month to record and a month or so to write."