⚡ ️ What is life after Love on Tour? Harry Styles’ multi-year tour is coming to an end this week.
⚡Ahead of Zayn’s new music, the former One Direction member went on the Call Her Daddy podcast for his first interview in 6 years. Zayn shared a brief reflection on his One Direction days and addressed the alleged altercation with Yolanda Hadid, the mother of his ex-wife Gigi Hadid.
⚡ Meanwhile, One Direction bandmate Liam Payne returned to YouTube and TikTok after some time away. Liam says the discussion around his appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive in May 2022 was a wake up call to check into a sobriety program.
⚡Jung Kook of BTS is the latest member to drop his solo song and accompanying music video featuring Latto. Is this Jung Kook’s lean into the adult bad boy trope? We’re breaking down the song and the music video that had us thinking about the parallels of parasocial relationships.
⚡With all of the boy band happenings, we thought it fit to revisit an old episode about boy banders and teen pop stars who re-envision themselves as adults with an overtly sexy album, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake’s “Justified.”
Sources For Zayn, Liam, Jung Kook News + Revisiting: When Heartthrobs Split From Their Teen Pop Image
Zayn: For the First Time in Six Years (Call Her Daddy, July 12, 2023)
Here’s Why Zayn Malik Says He ‘Completely Selfishly’ Left One Direction (Billboard, Hannah Dailey, July 12, 2023)
Liam Payne “I’m Back…” YouTube live stream (YouTube, Liam Payne, July 10, 2023)
Liam Payne Spent 100 Days in Rehab Following Backlash to One Direction Comments: ‘I Was in Bad Shape’ (Rolling Stone, Larisha Paul, July 10, 2023)
Jung Kook “Seven (feat. Latto)” Official MV (YouTube, HYBE Labels, July 14, 2023)
Pharrell Williams Says Justin Timberlake Got ‘Justified’ Songs After Michael Jackson Rejected Them (Billboard, Anna Chan, 2020)
Justifying Justin Timberlake’s ‘Justified’ – 10 Years On (NME, Eve Barlow, 2012)
Justin Timberlake, Justified Review (Rolling Stone, Ben Ratliff, 2002)
Timberlake, Janet Jackson Make Sexy Pair on Justified (MTV, News Staff, 2002)
Liam Payne: LP1 Album Review (Pitchfork, Rawiya Kameir, 2019)
Liam Payne: LP1 review – beware! Former 1D member on the prowl (The Guardian, Laura Snapes, 2019)
Liam Payne on life after One Direction: ‘It was touch and go. I was slowly losing the plot’ (The Guardian, Elle Hunt, 2019)
Liam Payne interview: ‘Party animal or animal in the gym – for me it’s all about balance’ (GQ, Jonathan Heaf, 2019)
Justin Bieber, Purpose Review (Pitchfork, Brad Nelson, 2015)
Justin Bieber Would Like to Reintroduce Himself (GQ, Caity Weaver, 2016)
A Review Roundup of Zayn Malik’s First Solo Single ‘Pillowtalk’ (Newsweek, Dipo Faloyin, 2016)
Zayn Malik’s Sexy ‘Pillowtalk” video is here: Watch (Billboard, 2016)
Zayn Malik: Mind of Mine Review (Pitchfork, Brad Nelson, 2016)
Zayn Malik On One Direction Denying His Authenticity (Complex, Joe La Puma, 2016)
Zayn’s Fader Cover Story (Fader, Dec 2015)
A former boy-bander announces that he’s become a man (Rolling Stone, Britney Spanos, 2014)
Nick Jonas: “Jealous” Has “A Good Tempo For Sex” (Elle, Mickey Rapkin, 2015)
Nick Jonas on going solo, social media and why Last Year Was Complicated (The Independent, Olivia Blair, 2016)
Jesse McCartney says ‘Shake’ is ‘Good Ear Candy’ (MTV, Jocelyn Vena, 2010)