In the past few years and especially the past few months [with the release of their sophomore album, ‘Take Me Home’], One Direction has truly become a worldwide phenomenon. However, it looks like 1D member Liam Payne may be taking it to new levels and going solo for a while.
Liam Payne is launching his own youtube channel, separate from One Direction. On his video page, he wrote, "Hi guys, so I do a lot of twitcams and stuff but I thought I would start a YouTube channel so you guys can see different things I get up to. Feel free to ask me if there is songs you want me to play or anything you guys want to see.”
He also added a coming soon Twitter plug, and said, "I just want to do something extra for all you amazing fans to show you how grateful [sic] I am for all your hard work and all the amazing support you give me and the boys. Im going to try and post at least one random video every few week so watch out.”
Although Payne doesn’t seem to be leaving the band, it does seem as if he’s created a strong back-up plan for himself in case One Direction somehow [miraculously] breaks apart in the next few years.