May 19 marks a fairly monumental day in the world of One Direction fans. Liam Payne officially released his first single “Strip That Down,” the final solo launch from the 1D guys.
Payne’s bumping Quavo-featuring track presents the first hip-hop vibe from a One Direction member, as Zayn Malik went more of an R&B route when he left the group with “Pillowtalk” (and the rest of his album, Mind of Mine). Exactly eight months after Malik’s first single was released, Niall Horan surprised fans with the sweet, acoustic “This Town” on Sept. 29 — much different than his former bandmate’s direction.
Those differences continued with Louis Tomlinson, who dropped the Steve Aoki-assisted EDM track “Just Hold On” in December and brought yet another genre to the One Direction solo portfolios. And when it came time for Harry Styles to unveil his initial single in April, “Sign of the Times,” Directioners saw rock thrown into the mix as well.
So between the five One Direction guys, we have hip-hop, R&B, acoustic singer/songwriter, dance and rock. Which member packed the biggest punch on their debut, though? Vote in our poll below!