One Direction’s Sophomore Album Won't Differ Significantly from Debut
Previously, One Direction talked about having a heavier sophomore album, but today, one of the songwriters and producers behind Take Me Home stated their follow-up is, actually, more of the same. Mostly, the group and those behind the release considered it an extension of their debut, which produced one major hit. Savan Kotecha explained: "We only really had one major hit from the first album, so for most of the world people have only just heard the one song, so to go ahead and change everything wouldn't be the right thing to do at this early stage.
"There are a few songs on the album that move the sound on a little bit. But for America – I was talking to Rob Stringer yesterday who's the head of their US label – 'Live While We're Young' feels like the third single in America."
"The idea was to kind of continue the whole fun, 'What Makes You Beautiful' kind of vibe – but maybe make the lyrics a bit more naughty."
Take Me Home hits U.S. shelves on November 13, and a day before in the U.K. However, at the end of September, Harry Styles expressed concern over their sophomore release. Styles, as well as the rest of the group, are worried that the follow-up won’t be a hit, and that their career, which has been rather stratospheric since their run on the U.K. X Factor, will end. Based on what you’ve heard so far, which includes recent single “Live Like We’re Young,” how do you think this release will fare?
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