One Direction Concerned About Sophomore Album
One Direction, it appears from an interview Harry Styles gave at the iTunes Festival last week, are not immune to the perils of being in a boy band. Mainly, that the line between being a successful long-term act and a one-hit wonder is very thin, and, because of this, the quintet is concerned about their upcoming sophomore release, Take Me Home, scheduled for November. Styles explained: “Yeah I think we are worried that it’s going to be game over. Everyone’s said that second albums are the hardest, so before we started recording we were a bit nervous."
But, on the other hand, the band that was once on the British X Factor has gained more performance and studio experience over the last year, and their second release is likely to be more solid. Styles went onto say: “But I think we had a little bit more experience this time, we had a bit more input and I think we’ve got better songs this time so the album should be better.”
Take Me Home is expected to have a slightly more different sound than Up All Night. However, the boys aren’t doing anything drastic. Niall Horan clarified this last week, stating: “As we said before anyone heard the song, it’s not a million miles away from the first album songs. Just a little bit more of a live sounding album. The drums are a bit harder…"
For a preview of sounds to expect, One Direction’s latest video, for Take Me Home lead single “Live While We’re Young,” dropped last week. What do you think so far?