Monday 25 September 2017

'1D's Zayn will regret quitting', says Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz

Elaine McCahill

Singer Ronan Keating has said Zayn Malik will regret leaving One Direction.

The 38-year-old empathised with the stresses of being in a famous boyband, but thinks he made the wrong choice.

"I know what a pressure cooker being in a band like that can be," he said.

"I felt like that too - I had to get out, but I don't think he should have left. I think he should have taken a break instead.

Singer Zayn Malik attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Singer Zayn Malik attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

"Because he will regret it. It's a great band, a great opportunity.

"He's a young lad, and I think he will regret it."

Keating is currently working on a "pop folk" solo album.

"It sounds like Glen Hansard and Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer," he told Bang Showbiz.

"It's got a more organic kind of pop folk feel, singer/songwritery feel to the songs.

"I mean, I was working on the show, Once, over the winter and that very much influenced me as a guitar player and as a songwriter.

"So there's this much more kind of pop folk feel to these songs."

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