Before One Direction takes an extended hiatus next March (like all the real bands do), they’ll first release their fifth album sometime this fall. We’ve already heard the inspirational “Drag Me Down,” but what else does this post-Zayn album promise? The band’s longtime producer, Julian Bunetta, has a lot to say about that. He tells Billboard that the band approached this next album knowing it could potentially be their last: “There was definitely a vibe of making [the album] the best it can possibly be, and knowing it has to last as long as it needs to until we make another record — if we make another record.” And since we won’t hear from 1D for a while, they packed all the drama into their new music. According to Billboard, the album will address Zayn going solo, though Bunetta also notes “there’s a song about losing someone that isn’t Zayn.” Here’s what else Bunetta says fans should expect: “There’s also a song about the band being on shaky ground and not knowing what the future is. There are songs about love, there’s a song that is a little more sexually charged. It’s all over the map.” Lead vocals on the sexually charged one sung by baby-daddy-to-be Louis Tomlinson, we assume.
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