Harry Styles reflects on his connection with his One Direction bandmates as he says they will always have ‘deep love’ and ‘respect’ for one another
He was a member of one of the biggest bands in the world before eventually embarking on his own solo career.
And Harry Styles reflected on his connection with his One Direction bandmates in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.
The 28-year-old said he and Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson will always have ‘respect’ and ‘deep love’ for one another.
‘There is very much a respect’: Harry Styles reflected on his connection with his One Direction bandmates in an interview on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1
Harry said it was nice being around others who understood what he was going through.
‘I feel really lucky that we always had each other to be this unit that felt like you could keep each other in check and you could just have someone else who gets it,’ he said.
‘Because it’s impossible to not, at times I think everyone experiences this, feel like, “Oh, everyone else is on the other side of the glass and I’m on this side of the glass, and no one really gets it.”‘
‘And I think having that is kind of priceless. There is very much a respect between all of us, if we did something together,’ he said.
Connection: The 28-year-old said he and Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson will always have ‘respect’ and ‘deep love’ for one another
Discovered: Harry was just 16 years old when he and his bandmates were discovered separately on The X Factor in 2010 before Simon Cowell brought them together and formed One Direction; pictured March 2020
‘And that is something that you can’t really undo. And you know, it’s like a very deep love for each other, I think.’
Harry was just 16 years old when he and his bandmates were discovered separately on The X Factor before Simon Cowell brought them all together and formed One Direction.
They soared to stardom with an array of hits under their belt, including What Makes You Better and Story of My Life.
Malik left the band in 2015, and they all split up the following year.
Boy band: Malik left the band in 2015, and they all split up that same year
Being one of the most famous people on the planet has it’s pitfalls, however.
Harry described how his all-encompassing career was impacting his personal life and how it made him no longer want to be ‘defined’ by his job.
‘You miss so many birthdays and stuff like that. And then eventually, it’s just assumed that you’re unable to be at stuff,’ he said.
‘And I think that was one of the things where I was like, “Oh, I want to take a second to invest some more time into balancing my life out a little bit.”
‘This working is not everything about who I am, it’s something I do. And I don’t want to be defined as a person necessarily by what I do all the time.’
Harry started off his solo career with his 2017 album Harry Styles.
He released his second studio album, Fine Line, in 2019, and will be dropping his third album, Harry’s House, on May 20.
Back for more: Styles will be releasing his third studio album, Harry’s House, on May 20