The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran blames the stress of The Wanted’s E! reality TV show for causing the band to fall apart. He told Paper Mag: ‘It kind of showed the true colors of some of the members. Old wounds were reopened. I just hated it.
It’s like a relationship. We were in each other’s pockets for like four years. So when [the breakup was announced] I had to sit with it for like a day. Then I was like, ‘You know what? This is going to be really exciting.’
I just want to go crazy. I have to play a role in the band. I have to be ‘that guy’ and sing and do the usual dance, the air grabs. Now I can do what I want.. I’ll take something like Lionel Richie or Earth Wind & Fire and mix that with something new, like Coldplay. I want to work with everyone. It doesn’t matter who it is, I’ll feature on everyone’s track.’