Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction was definitely a shock, and apparently it was really upsetting for Harry Styles – but not for the reason you may think! According to Closer magazine, the 1D guy had always wanted to go solo, but now he feels like Zayn's solo career will overshadow his.

"The boys spend so much time together, it's understandable they don't always get on. But Zayn's exit has really made them think about life after One Direction," a source said.

"Harry has always wanted to have a solo career and now fears Zayn may beat him to it and take all the attention. None of them see the band as forever, but now they're worried it may all end before they're ready. Ultimately, they all want to forge solo careers of their own."

We can definitely see why Harry might be concerned, but we don't think he has anything to worry about! If he left 1D now, the band would probably break up, and we're pretty sure Harry doesn't want that weight on his shoulders. Plus, the guys will be recording new music soon and we have a feeling it will be their best work yet! Which means the band will be around for as long as they want to be.

Do you think Harry would have a successful solo career if he ever decided to leave 1D? Or would it seem like he's following in Zayn's footsteps? Let us know in the comments below.