After listening to "Drag Me Down," we have all the faith in the world that One Direction will make a great album without Zayn Malik. And their producer Julian Bunetta has actually admitted that it was one of his favorite records to create in the studio so far — but it has nothing to do with the Bradford Bad Boy. Instead, it has everything to do with the group's uncertainty about whether or not to take an extended break.
“We were having so much fun when we were making this record — going out, having parties, really enjoying ourselves and not taking any day for granted that we got to spend with each other," Julian told Billboard.
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"When you’re faced with some uncertainty, you appreciate the moment more. The moment that you’re in becomes really special and sacred. It was definitely one of the most fun album-making processes I’ve had because of that.”
Um, we're not going to lie. That still makes us pretty sad! It was probably a very bittersweet feeling, not being sure if their studio shenanigans would be the last time they all got together (at least for a while).
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