Zayn Malik told the Daily Star: ‘Our album is anthemic. We can’t say that enough times. To work with RedOne was such a big deal. It’s more like the sound he created with Nicole Scherzinger. Powerful.’ Niall: ‘Getting to write and record with Ed [Sheeran] on our album was an honor. We need a ginger guy in the group. The closest thing we have is an Irish guy, me.’
Louis: ‘Ed is phenomenal. He’s been one of the artists who has blown up in a major way. We were surprised by the album because it’s more like the calm, acoustic nice guy Ed. I thought he was going to give us more of that ‘You Need Me’ vibe.’ Album will be released in the UK on November 21.