No reason to freak out here, but Liam Payne confirmed on Monday night (April 13) that you’re not the only ones thinking about One Direction’s upcoming 10th anniversary. Late Late Show host and friend of 1D James Corden reminded Payne that July marks the boy band’s tin anniversary, so he wondered if they had anything in store for fans who are cooped up in so many ways these days.
“Are there plans afoot for you guys to do anything to celebrate this milestone,” Corden asked from inside the makeshift studio in his Los Angeles garage. “I’m not allowed to say too much obviously, because I’d be giving it away. But we’ve been speaking a lot more at the moment,” Payne said from his lush London apartment.
In case you missed it, that was not a no. In fact, it was very close to a yes.
“I think that we’re all feeling that that 10 year is a very special moment,” Payne said, noting that at 26 he’s a decade into his music career already. He said he had a “beautiful” FaceTime with Niall Horan recently, who he hadn’t spoken to in a long time, adding that he’s also chatted with Louis Tomlinson. “Yeah, it’s been really nice, it’s a nice moment.”
Directioners lost their collective minds on Monday when Niall, Liam, Louis and Harry Styles followed former member Zayn Malik on Twitter again.
Payne and Alesso then performed their new single, “Midnight,” on TV for the first time, with Alesso rocking out on samplers and drum pads in the disco-lit backyard of his L.A. home and Payne giving a tour of his very nice-looking London pad as he was filmed by a drone hovering just inches from his face.
Watch the interview and performance below.