One Direction are busy touring in Europe, but recently took some time to promote their new fragrance and talk about their upcoming album! The band traveled to London to talk with Grazia over some afternoon tea.
So what can we expect from the first Zayn-less One Direction release?
Louis: “It’s really positive, we’ve done a lot of writing and recording already. In terms of sound I don’t want to give too much away, it’s an obvious but not too drastic change from the last record.”
Liam: “Right, this is the big dog. I don’t mind saying that we didn’t actually get a chance to write as much this time, we’ve written a lot of songs don’t get me wrong but not as much, because the writers were away and we were on tour, but they came back with great songs. I don’t usually like listening to our albums from the past, because it’s much younger and if you had an old pair of clothes you wouldn’t wear them. I have been putting this one in the car all the time. We finished it in a month, which sounds so rushed, but if it goes well why fix it?”
Niall: “It’s very different. Not totally different we’re not bringing out Jason Derulo stuff. That would scare a few people if we started bringing out music like him. Not saying it’s bad, if we brought out R&B pop it’s not going to work. It’s a lot more rocky. The phrase Fleetwood Mac has been thrown around a couple of times, which is not a bad thing.”
Harry: “We’re really excited about it. It’s crazy for us to think that it’s been five years and we’ve had five albums – we feel very lucky to have been able to do it and have fun doing it. The fact that we’re able to do our fifth album is really great, we’re really excited about people hearing it, we think it’s our best. It’s fun when you get in the studio and listen back to songs back and get excited about hearing them. It’s weird because you know it so well and no one else knows it. It’s a fun process going in with something that doesn’t exist and then you come out and there’s a new song and suddenly you have an album you didn’t have before- it’s a cool process to learn.”
Well, it’s safe to say that we’re excited! The album is set to release by the end of the year and will be the fifth record from the band since their debut.
Niall, Harry, Louis, and Liam have also released this goofy video for their new perfume called Between Us.
The over-the-top video takes dramatization to a new level as the guys capture the finest ingredients for their fragrance.
Grazia also asked the band if who they wish would wear their new scent.
Harry: “I’m going to say, err, my mum. I feel like that’s the right answer.”
Niall: “Emma Watson. We’ve tried to make this fragrance more sophisticated than the last one, so she pretty much sums that one up.”
You can check out the behind-the-scene video of their Between Us photoshoot above.
Between Us will be released on August 5!