Well I can’t say I know what is going to happen, because everything surrounding this band is so shady, but I can tell you what I would like to happen.
Definitely ready to see the PR stunts be retired for good. They don’t need them. The one thing that is so frustrating being their fan is that if you don’t know anything about them, its ingrained that they are some teen bopper boy band who’s time will be up in a year or two, so the obvious thing is to scoff at them. And what is the one thing that most people know about One Direction if you ask them? Harry Styles. What is the second thing they know? Harry Styles + Females.
This band needs such an image overhaul, especially Harry and Louis, its not even funny. They wrote an incredible album and more people should know that they did. Try to market them to a wider audience - get them on some actual talk shows like Ellen, and ask them REAL questions, get them on a popular show like Jimmy Fallon, I don’t know, have Oprah do an interview with them where they talk about their lives and how all of this fame has really affected them, what its like to write and record songs, what do the songs mean to them, where do they see their futures going, are there side projects you’re interested in, and I want them to answer them honestly. None of this dancing around questions, joking about. I want an raw and real interview for once.
They should also do an acoustic session of the album and showcase their vocals, and show everyone how much they have grown. Show off Niall’s guitar skills, Harry’s, let Louis play the piano, let them actually be artists.
I want them to be successful and have longevity, they could essentially take over the world, but they need to broaden their audience and make an effort, because the 1DHQ tweets and recycled publicity stunts aren’t cutting it anymore.
#this is especially troubling to me because I’ve been around the boyband fandom block#and this isn’t how it’s done#NSYNC was scoffed at a lot too in the first couple of years they were in the states#and then they wrote a kick ass album#that sold 2.4 million records#and followed it up with an even more musically impressive album#and they commanded respect because that is how they were marketed#but with the one direction image#the end game is a heterosexual image at the expense of all else#including musical ability#actual character#and common sense#it’s difficult to watch#it’s difficult to participate in even on the periphery (bulletprooflarry)
The boyband block makes me tired.