Will One Direction's Fifth Album Include Zayn Malik? Just Because He's Gone Doesn't Mean He Won't Make A Special Appearance

Social media is going crazy right now as people learn about One Direction's big news — Zayn Malik has left One Direction. While everyone is super upset over the news (Zayn was a fan favorite) people are also wondering what this means for the band. Even though Zayn has officially dropped out of the World Tour, is it possible that One Direction's fifth album might still include Zayn Malik?

I know it may seem an obvious answer, stay with me here — it is possible that the boys were already in the process of writing and recording. Yes, they're currently touring, but it wouldn't be the first time an artist brought their work with them on the tour bus... maybe One Direction did the same. right?

However, this is obviously unconfirmed as of now — in fact, all we know is that Zayn has officially left the band. And, sadly, One Direction's statement made it pretty clear the band will continue without Zayn, even in regards to their next album. The statement:

Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.

So, while we don't know that Zayn definitely won't be on the album, it seems likely that he won't.

But hey, maybe there's still hope. Ever since his official statement on Facebook, fans have been wondering if Zayn is actually gearing up for a singing career of his own. If this is true, wouldn't it be really cool to have Zayn featured on one of the songs? Maybe even a bonus track in honor of all of those die-hard Directioners out there. Now that would really be the "best song ever."

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