“We’re in touch,” Zayn said in a recent interview with US Weekly. “Everything is on a civil level. It’s not the way it used to be, obviously, because we were spending 24 hours a day in the band and now we’re growing as individual men, but we still check in.”
Zayn did reveal, however, that the member of the group he was never really close with was Harry Styles:
“To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band,” he said. “So I didn’t really expect that much of a relationship with him.”
As for whether Zayn would be up for a 1D reunion, he said: “Who knows? I’ve said it before: Never say never.”
“I don’t think things like that should be decided based on feeling pressure. When it’s the right time and place, hopefully that will happen. Who knows when that will be,” he said.
In the meantime, Zayn has been hard at work on his second album, which he says:
“We’ve got some big people working on stuff. There’s soulful R&B tunes, club tunes, some pop songs. It’s a progression. My writing’s grown and I feel like I’ve grown. I just wanted to get all of that in the album and give people some new music.”