Various rumours regarding the One Direction guys going solo have been knocking about for years now - but speculation\'s naturally kicked up a gear now that the whole hiatus thang is on the horizon.
While all the boys have been very clear that they\'re focusing on album no.5,
, right now, a pesky source claims that Harry Von Styles is already making plans to go it alone, and has his eye on music industry big wig Max Martin.
Producer Max is a hayuuuuuge name in the music world, having written a co-written chart smashers like Katy Perry\'s \'I Kissed A Girl\', Pink\'s \'So What\' and Taylor Swift\'s \'I Knew You Were Trouble\' (yeah, the one that\'s supposed to be about our Hazlan).
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"There\'s never been any hard feelings, and Harry just admired Max\'s work," a source told the Daily Star.
This comes after a story The Sun published last September (yes we can see you rolling your eyes), in which a source claimed that Harry\'s been working on solo music for AGES, and has already recorded dozens of songs.
"Harry has been writing constantly both when on the road and when doing his own thing. He\'s managed to work on and record 20 songs already," the insider said at the time.
"Some of what he\'s written in the past has been given to the band. But he\'s been working hard on creating his own sound."
HOWEVER, the Daily Star\'s insider reckons that Harry\'s not going to rush into going solo, and wants to start all over again when it comes to recording his own music - hence the need for Max Martin.
"He\'s trying not to think too far ahead until after this last bit of promotion for 1D," the source said, adding, "You only get a couple of chances after you come out of a band like 1D."
Yeah alright - something tells us none of the boys are going to be exactly short of job offers during their hiatus/break/whatever you want to call it.
What do you make of all this, though? Drop us a tweet over @Sugarscape if you\'re feelin\' chatty.
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