One Direction are doing 'absolutely great' without Zayn Malik

2015-07-07 05:00

Los Angeles - One Direction are doing "absolutely great" without Zayn Malik.

The 22-year-old singer made a shock departure from the chart-topping boy band earlier this year and Harry Styles has insisted the group are coping fine without him when it comes to their live shows.

Speaking about the band's world tour - which is due to hit North America next - he said: "The only changes [to the live shows] have been that the parts Zayn sang have been picked up by different people. Other than that, the shows have been going absolutely great.

Sun is out for a day at wembley #summertimeball @capitalofficial

A photo posted by Niall horan (@niallhoran) on

"It would be pretty devastating if we took that song Story Of My Life out. Liam Payne stepped up to do the high notes. He kicks them in the bullocks every show. He doesn't hold back. The other guys have picked up Zayn's parts. We all know the songs well enough to do that."

Since Zayn's hasty departure, Harry, Liam, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have been working on material for their new album, with the 21-year-old star teasing a "new identity" for the group.

He added to Entertainment Weekly: "We're currently recording and writing our next album, so we'll be working on that. The songs are coming together quickly, so we're buzzing with the new stuff.

"It carries a slightly new identity, but I think it's an obvious change from FOUR in a positive way. We've branched out and worked with different writers, and we've got some great songs!."

Read more on:    one direction  |  celebrities  |  music publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.