On whether or not One Direction is broken up for good: “I donât know if itâs a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest. In a weird way, I donât want to know.”
On Zayn: “Zayn is still signed to our company. But the boys hadnât bought into the fact that he was leaving, so out of respect for them, it wasnât the right thing to put him on Syco…”
On Harry recording a solo album: “Heâll work out what kind of record he wants to make because heâs got great taste — which is always a help. All the writers and producers want to work with him, understandably, but he probably wonât rush into it.”
Simon also joked to the mag that 1D was “a nightmare” to work with right after X Factor. “They were like five puppies — really excited, loads of opinions, always wanted to hang out.”
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