Zayn left the band last month and is said to be now pursuing a solo career.
We knew it would happen one day, but One Direction have officially picked up the pieces and moved on since saying goodbye to Zayn Malik last month. In news which might be upsetting to some, the group have just released their first official photo as a four piece, showing life will go on for the boyband after Zayn's departure.
The new One Direction, minus Zayn Malik
In the pic Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson stand against a plain background and appear to look a little apprehensive about their future. While some have described the image as a little on the depressing side, the band do seem to be getting on with things as normal and have even begun recording their fifth album.
The emergence of the demo track, which was falsely believed to be new solo material from the ex-One Direction member, has seen many fans unfollow the star on social media.
Following the sudden emergence of an unheard “solo track” online yesterday, ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik has suffered a decline in his social media following.
After British producer Naughty Boy tweeted a link to a song on SoundCloud called ‘I Won’t Mind’, featuring his music and Zayn on vocals, the former boyband member has seen over 50,000 of his fans unfollow him on Twitter since Tuesday.
Zayn Malik has lost 50,000 fans from his Twitter following
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'I Won't Mind', shared on SoundCloud by producer Naughty Boy, was actually made last year during the sessions for the band's recent album 'Four'.
Fans might have been understandably misled when, earlier on Tuesday, a song featuring Zayn was posted on SoundCloud by British producer Naughty Boy, which many took to be the ex-Directioner’s first solo material. However, a source close to the 22 year old star told MailOnline that this was merely an old song that never saw the light of day.
Zayn Malik's "new solo track" 'I Won't Mind' was actually an old 1D song
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Shahid Khan AKA Naughty Boy - A variety of stars from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015
Naughty Boy's 'Pardon Me' featuring Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson & Ava Lily has received a music video to raise awareness for the Peace One Day Organization ahead of World Peace Day on September 21.