No, this actually isn’t One Direction going through a re-branding phase. This is Union J, Simon Cowell’s newest project and the only other boy band to successfully come out of the UK’s X Factor.
It seems like boy bands are a dime-a-dozen these days, but Union J has something the rest do not: an openly gay bandmate. Jaymi Hensley (the hot one, second from right) came out in an interview with The Sun last November, asserting the fact that “every boy band has got to have a gay one!” and he’s “never been happier.”
Check out the band’s brand new track “Carry You”, and tell One Direction to watch their backs.