Famed for teenpop classics such as Live While We’re Young, and What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction’s Liam Payne has made a surprising revelation about the band’s forthcoming album.
“The album is coming together really well actually,” he told Capital FM earlier this week. “It’s a bit Oasis almost – which is ace. Love that.”
And as well as drawing on the musical talents of Liam and Noel Gallagher, Mr Payne added that they’re also finding inspiration in Ed Sheeran: “The songs have come out a bit more chilled because we want this to be a long-lasting album that you just can listen to anytime,” he explained.
“You know with Ed’s album you can listen to it anytime – anytime you throw on an Ed song it always makes sense. So we’re trying to do that.”
The former X Factor contestants are currently working with writer and producer Jamie Scott – the man behind the likes of Story Of My Life – and have been working hard in the studio to get their fifth album together; their first offering since Zayn Malik departed last month.
Indeed, in the midst of a hectic touring schedule, One Direction’s management are pushing to get the finished produce out there before the end of the year. Although a release date has yet to announced, it is rumoured that late November has already been earmarked.