One Direction recently announced that their next single will be the sweeping Made In The A.M. ballad “Infinity.” That’s all fine and good, but there’s only one song Directioners are honing in on at the moment: “Hideaway.”
What’s that, you say? There’s no track in 1D’s extensive discography called “Hideaway?” You’re right, kind of.
See, longtime 1D producer and songwriter Julian Bunetta promised fans earlier this month that if MITAM went to No. 1 in the U.K. (which it did), he’d post some “fun” unreleased material.
Bunetta then came through on his promise by unceremoniously tweeting a link that lets you download a video of a 1D jam session. It’s since been uploaded by fans to YouTube, and Bunetta named it “The Lost Jams EP 1.” (We can only hope that title means more episodes are on the way.)
In the minute-and-a-half-long vid, we see Bunetta and 1D songwriter Jamie Scott hanging out in the studio before Liam Payne barges in and declares, “So I want to do something fun. I’m feeling hype… Yeah, we need to go electric.”
That’s when Bunetta rallies the group, instructing, “Let’s plug in an electric. I’ll do drums. You’re on piano. You’re on guitar.” Cut to a different camera in the recording booth, where we see the guys busting out an infectiously funky groove while Liam flaunts his falsetto, singing, “Oooh, there’s something in the way she walks/ There’s something in the way she talks/ Just another hideaway, hideaway.”
There’s then some debate over whether to do two “hiiideaways,” with Liam arguing for double the phrase and Louis Tomlinson insisting they don’t need it (Bunetta ultimately declares they’ll do it twice at the end of the chorus). Yep, even though Liam and Louis are the ultimate songwriting duo, they disagree on some things from time to time… but always get it right in the end.
All in all, it’s a short but revealing glimpse at a 1D jam session that reminds us there must be SO many of these “lost” gems collecting dust on Bunetta’s hard drive. It seems likely that during the group’s impending hiatus, the band’s label might release a greatest hits album. But what about an album of unreleased demos? Surely they have enough material from the past five years, including the MITAM-scrapped “Home” from their Perfect EP.
One Direction fans seem to agree, because they’re clearly itching to hear “Hideaway” in its full form.
What do you think, 1D fans? Do you to hear the full version of “Hideaway?” Let us know your thoughts in the comments!