EscapList: Own Direction

Since their official split (break, hiatus, whatever you want to call it) in 2016, Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn have all gone in their own direction in terms of lifestyles, fashion and music – and it’s the music we’re focusing on in today’s EscapList!

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It was a dark day for music firstly when Zayn left the band, but secondly, in 2016, when the four remaining lads decided to go their separate ways. GUTTED. But to be fair, since then, we've had five-times as much 1D music as each member slowly started to release their own solo really, we're winning! 


Whether you're a Directioner or not, it's hard to knock what the chaps have done as a band and what they are starting to achieve out on their own. All five of them have gone down a different route, meaning if they ever did reform *crosses fingers and toes* we'd probably get a brand new sound from the boys.


This week's EscapList is dedicated to Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn with our top two favourite songs from each making up the playlist...which you can listen to right here.



1. Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar

This is probably our fave single he's released since going solo. It's a timeless classic.

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2. Niall Horan - Nice To Meet Ya

We're gutted that' Niall's Nice To Meet Ya Tour won't be taking place later this year, but that won't stop us playing this on repeat.



This was Zayn's first released after leaving the band and to be fair, it proved it was the right move fo him as this sounded (and still sounds) so sweet!

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4. Liam Payne - Strip That Down

This release from Liam gave us all the old school Justin Timberlake vibes - something which we're not falling out with.


5. Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On

Louis teamed up with legendary EDM producer Steve Aoki to give us this absolute banger!


6. Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times

It's hard not to talk about just how good this song is. 

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7. Niall Horan - Slow Hands

This was the first song which made us realise Niall's solo direction and the style of music he wants to produce...and we just love it!


8. ZAYN - Still Got Time

This is just pure summery vibes this one and the fact he teamed up with PARTYNEXTDOOR makes all the better. For us, this is probably one of the most underrated tracks from the 1D boys solo catalogue!


9. Liam Payne - For You

This song was HUGE! In 2018, Liam teamed up with Rita Ora for the soundtrack of Fifty Shades Freed...and it's a belter!

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10. Louis Tomlinson - Back To You

Featuring Bebe Rexha, this single from Louis is up their with the finest in Pop! It's super catchy and the video is SO good, go check it out (after you've listened to our EscapList obz)