One Direction Tease Next Album Will Be ‘Quite Retro’

Liam Payne tells MTV News the U.K. group's follow-up to Take Me Home is 'very different.'

The boys of One Direction have accomplished a lot in 2013: their second headlining tour, a 3-D documentary and a Moonman for Song of the Summer at the VMAs. Now, they’re ready to check another thing off their list.

The follow-up to their widely successful 2012 album, Take Me Home, will reportedly be released around the holidays. When we caught up with Liam Payne at the New York premiere of their doc, “One Direction: This is Us,” he warned Directioners to look out for a much edgier sound on their third album.

“[It's a] very rock direction,” Payne said. “We actually spent a lot of time writing this album. We’re very proud of it, so we can’t wait for it to come out.

“It’s very live sounding, very rock-y,” he continued, before also describing it as “quite retro.” “But it’s very different so we are hoping people will kind of adjust to the music with us.”

According to reports, the guys are working with the same songwriting team behind their 2011 debut, Up All Night and Take Me Home, including producer Julian Bunetta. And the U.K. boy band recently told “Nightline” that they have penned 10 of the tracks on the record.

“[We] had the chance to work with a lot of great writers and stuff, but we just made it a bit more edgier,” Liam Payne explained at a press conference back in May. “Just subtle changes here and there so it kind of grows as we grow.”

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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