1. The boys can hit a PITCH
Long gone are the days when the boys had patchy X Factor first auditions vocals. Their voices can hit a PITCH now.
Perfect example: Steal My Girl
2. They don’t shy away from romance
Their style might have seriously grown up since ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’, but the boys still know how to speak to their huge, female majority fan base. As in, ‘all-your-fanfiction-is-about-to-come-true’ romantic.
Perfect example: Ready to Run
3. There are going to be some KILLER hits
You know by the album’s up tempo, energetic tone that this is going to played in more than one club, and people are going to LOVE it. We guarantee that they’re looking at hit after hit.
Perfect example: Where Do Broken Hearts Go/No Control
4. They are a long way from being over
All rumours that 1D may have ran their course, or that the group will be splitting off are completely unfounded. We don’t want to get too fangirly (actually, yes we do), but they can't finish whilst they're STILL THIS GOOD.
Perfect example: THE WHOLE FREAKING THING
5. There are a few first wedding dance belters in here
As you can imagine since it was written by Ed Sheeran, 18 is just the right amount of lovey dovey that we’ve already prepared it for our next break up so we can listen, eat ice cream and cry bitter tears…
Perfect example: 18/ Night Changes
6. They have a bunch of people helping out
Good Charlotte, McBusted band members Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter, Kodaline and Ed Sheeran are just a few people to collaborate.
7. They are starting to experiment with style
Although 1D’s usual style are harmonised songs about love and living whilst they’re young etc etc, and don’t get us wrong, A LOT of the album is in that style, the boys have definitely started branching out and trying new things that you’ll be clapping along to in no time.
Perfect example: Girl Almighty
8. We think hope some of it miiiight be related to their real life
Some songs tell stories of old relationships, and we’re REALLY hoping the group have done a Taylor Swift and it’s art imitating life. Because fake relationships are just the sort of gossip we ALL want to know more about…
Perfection example: Fool’s Gold
9. They’re starting to get a little deep
“We’re only getting older baby/ and I’ve been thinking about you lately/ Does it ever drive you crazy/ Just how fast the night changes.”
Okay, maybe One Direction deep, not Kurt Vonnegut deep. Fine.
Perfect example: Night Changes
10. This might be their best album YET
It’s universally catchy, fun and well-written. We’re on board. Four for the win!
Perfect example: EVERYTHING.
This article was written by Emmy Griffiths. Tweet her @emmyfg!
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