Ever since they announced they were taking an indefinite hiatus in 2015, fans of One Direction have been patiently waiting for the band to return. In July 2020, the band announced the launch of an “immersive and interactive” website to honor their 10-year anniversary!
According to a press release, the brand new website “will be an immersive and exciting interactive fan experience. The site will take the form of a timeline charting the history of the group, from the first audition right up to the start of their hiatus. It will host an archive of music videos, artwork, TV performances, behind-the-scenes and rarely-seen content, all in one place.”
They’ll also be releasing a new video that “will document highlights of the band’s career, from forming on The X Factor to releasing their single ‘History,’ including clips from music videos, performances and candid behind the scenes video content. And of course the special relationship they have with their fans.”
The group (which consisted of Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik) was put together by Simon Cowell on July 23, 2010, after they all auditioned on The X Factor as solo artists. That means that on July 23, 2020, it will have officially been 10 whole years since the brand was formed, so it’s only natural that they have something super special planned to commemorate the anniversary.
A few months after the epic 1D milestone, Liam said he’s hoping for more One Direction coming soon. “I think we just need a proper catch up actually,” he said during a December 2020 interview with CapitalFM. “It was nice to catch up for the ten year anniversary. I’m hoping we’ve got a lot more to come from us.”
Months later, in March 2021, Niall reflected on his time in the band and what it was like dealing with fans at the height of 1D’s fame. “I struggled with the idea of, ‘Why won’t you just let us out?'” the singer recalled on People, Just People. “But, you can’t get inside the brain of a fan and now I completely get it, but at the time, you’re like, ‘You’re our age. Just let us out.'”
Since they decided to go their separate ways, there’s not a day that’s gone by that fans haven’t longed for them to make a comeback, so this brand new website is seriously a dream come true! In honor of the exciting announcement, J-14 went ahead and rounded up everything the boys have ever said about the possibility of them reuniting over the years, so get excited, people!
Scroll through our gallery to see what each member of One Direction has said about the band’s comeback.
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