Louis Tomlinson Talks Niall Horan, Liam Payne Alleged ‘Feud’ Over One Direction Album
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Louis Tomlinson, a member of One Direction, recently addressed rumors that fellow bandmate Niall Horan and Liam Payne were in a feud with member Harry Styles over the direction of their next album.
Tomlinson gave an interview with Top of the Pops magazine, and he downplayed the rumors about the band having disagreements about their sound. Styles allegedly wanted a more “rock” flavor to the next album, while Horan and Payne wanted a pop-oriented sound.
“We all actually find it difficult to stay annoyed with each other, which is a good thing,” Tomlinson told the magazine.
He added: “Like, if one of the guys did something to annoy me, and in my head I was thinking, ‘right, to prove a point to him, I’m going to really have to stay annoyed for so long’ I just can’t do it.”
Horan and Payne both denied the rumors of a feud on Twitter.
“Lots of articles saying we are clashing,” Payne wrote on his account, adding that “no ones clashing we are just having a bit of Family time after hitting the road for 3 years (sic)”.
Horan then retweeted Payne’s message.
The rumor was fueled when The Daily Star, a U.K. newspaper, cited a source close to the pop group for its report, saying the band was having internal issues.
“[Styles] is clashing with other group members because he wants to transform their sound after the summer sell-out tour to make them ‘cooler,’” the source, who is unnamed, was quoted as saying.
“Harry loves being in the band and respects and loves his bandmates. But he’s very ambitious and thinks they should be growing up more and becoming more credible,” the source continued. “He thinks their next album is the perfect time to create a much edgier and more rock ‘n’ roll image and he’s already writing songs that he wants them to include on the record.”
Tomlinson suggested that the band members are close friends.
He alo said that he doesn’t get anxious amid all the media scrutiny and pressure of being famous.
“I’ve never understood people saying that they literally can’t go out anywhere, because it’s just not the case,” Tomlinson added.”You might have to stop and do a few photos but then you carry on with what you’re doing.”
He continued: “The only time it gets crazy is when people know we’re going to be in a specific place.”
Recently, there were reports saying that Tomlinson’s step-grandmother died, triggering an outpouring of support from fans on Twitter.