Harry Styles broke the bad news to the U.K.’s The Sun, sharing, “There is no Justin Bieber on the album.”
The 1D guys and Bieber first sparked rumors of a duet earlier this year when they tweeted about hanging out in the studio together. But 1D denied it to MTV News, with Liam Payne sharing, “We actually went down to the studio to listen to some of Justin Bieber’s tracks. He invited us down and we had a good listen, but there’s no real collaboration or anything.”
Even though Bieber won’t be on it, the guys have been working with lots of other A-listers on Take Me Home, including British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran
, who also worked with the guys on their debut album, Up All Night.
“I wrote the three tracks that I gave [them] … when I was 17 and they were on my hard drive for a long time,” Sheeran said. “And then I gave them one song for their last album, and they came back and said, ‘Do you have any more?’ and I said, ‘Here’s a whole load. Take your pick.’ … Seventeen-year-old Ed just wrote a lot of love songs, so expect to hear a lot of love songs on their album, I guess.”
Ahead of the November 13 album release , the guys will officially drop their single, “Live While We’re Young,” on October 1. The guys are currently riding high off their three wins at the VMAs last week, as well as their star-making debut performance on the show, when they delighted fans with their single, “One Thing.”
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