Thursday, August 21, 2014

METRO: Everything we know about One Direction’s long-awaited new single

It has been a long time since One Direction last released a single.

In fact their last single You & I was released in April and only reached a peak of number 19 in the official UK chart.

The boys have of course been incredibly busy since then. Niall organised a charity football match, they launched their latest perfume and most importantly they have been travelling around the world on their Where We Are tour which reached its final leg this month.

But looking at the dates of their single releases over the past few years, we should be due a new release any time now.

Their past two singles haven’t been that successful compared to their previous ones so they will definitely want to make sure that their next track gets at minimum a top five position.

Although we don’t know anything about their new single yet, it is likely to be one of the songs we already have a few details about.

Firstly there is a track written with rapper Naughty Boy which is rumoured to feature Zayn rapping. And the rapper was very impressed with Zayn’s efforts, saying ‘Zayn’s actually quite a good rapper, we’ve been in the studio doing some One Direction stuff, and he can spit bars! Of course he can! Big up Zayn and his bars.’

Naughty Boy also revealed that the song he wrote with One Direction is called One More Chance to Dance and features a tribute to the late Michael Jackson. The lyrics read ‘I’m no professional dancer, I’m no Michael Jackson.’

With so many details about that song already being out there, it is highly likely that this will be the first single from album four.

But Naughty Boy isn’t the only person to have worked with 1D recently. Man of the moment Ryan Tedder, who wrote Right Now on Midnight Memories, has also written a new song for the album, and with his tracks being incredibly popular right now that could be a very good choice of next single.

The One Direction boys have also been doing a lot of work with McBusted recently, and one of the songs initially written for them is so good that McBusted have said they want to keep it for themselves. It will be interesting to see who wins that battle, but if 1D do end up with that song, then with the hype around McBusted at the moment it could do really well.

Recently at the launch of their new perfume, You & I, Liam revealed that the new music is a lot more chilled out than their last album.

He told Teen Vogue: ‘We’re really hands on this time. A lot of our singles are bold and pop, but there’s a chill factor on the new one. It’s like driving down a road in California on a lovely day.’

So will they choose a more laid back track as the debut single from the album, or will they come out with their most impressive track?

Only the boys know that – but we really can’t wait to hear it.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One Direction- You & I Fragrance Commercial - Zayn

Harry Styles Treats His Concert Crew to Banana Cupcakes

What’s One Direction singer Harry Styles‘s go-to pre-concert treat? Cupcakes!
While visiting the nation’s capital for the northeast leg of the band’s “Where We Are” tour, Styles stopped by the Washington, D.C. location of Sprinkles Cupcakes on Sunday night.
“He ordered 14 cupcakes,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Two lemon, two raspberry, two vanilla, two vanilla milk chocolate, two black-and-white, two dark chocolate, and two red velvet.”
But there was one other flavor in particular that stood out, according to the source.
“He was so impressed, yesterday he sent his manager to get 150 assorted cupcakes, heavy on banana, for cast and crew of the concert.”
PEOPLE scored the recipe for both the banana cupcakes and their classic vanilla frosting (at the bakeries, they can also be ordered with chocolate frosting).  Pro tip: It’s easier to separate the eggs first, while they are still cold.  Then let them come to room temperature so they will blend into the batter more smoothly.
Next up on the 1D tour? Philadelphia, where we can only wonder if Styles will fall in love with cheesesteak.

.Harry with fans in Washington, DC (12.07.2014)