From Up All Night and Take Me Home to Midnight Memories, One Direction’s sound has continued to develop further through each of their albums, and it can only carry on in the same ‘direction’.
We’ve gone from some pretty cheesy pop, to some more cheesy pop, to a surprising but awesome new pop-rock style.
Keeping up with their trend of releasing an album every year, they’ll bring out their fourth record later in 2014, and it’s set to be their best yet.
What do we know about it so far though?
In their previous albums, we’ve seen tracks penned by stars such as Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson and McFly’s Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter. In their more recent releases, the One Direction boys themselves have started to write tracks, something they’re going to be doing even more of for album number four.
Although the previous album has only been out for a few months, the boys have already been working with many exciting writers for their new record.
Niall has reunited with McFly’s Tom, Danny and Dougie to write some music, following the success of their Midnight Memories tune Don’t Forget Where You Belong.
On March 18, he tweeted: ‘Last night I wrote a song with @Dannymcfly @dougiemcfly and @tommcfly’
Then, one day later, he wrote: ‘Just wrote another cool song with danny,dougie and tom!What a laugh that was!’
So, that’s not one, but TWO songs written by Niall and McFly! Exciting! So, that’s the return of McFly confirmed for the album, but are there any new writers?
Well, the boys have revealed they’ve been working with some other names. Irish rock band Kodaline recently teased that they’d written an ‘unrequited love song’ with Harry, while Zayn has been working with producer Naughty Boy and his long-term collaborator Emeli Sande.