Adjust your compasses, there is now another direction to follow. Liam Payne, the only Directioner still on speaking terms with Zayn, has apparently also flown the One Direction coop. He's now your latest 1D lad with a solo record deal, announcing he's signed with Capitol Records. This after Zayn was the first to go last year, and Harry Styles reportedly bit the bullet last month. All along, 1D have maintained they're just on hiatus, but allow Liam's cryptic farewell to strike insurmountable dread in the hearts of directionless fans everywhere, and take comfort in knowing at least there's still Niall and Louis (for now).
One direction will always be my home and family but I'm very excited to see what this chapter brings.— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 21, 2016
Not a clue what Liam sounds like by his lonesome? You're welcome: