Even though One Direction fans are excited about the guys' new record, Directioners are a little bit apprehensive that it's their first record without Zayn Malik. But in a new interview, Liam Payne revealed that the band is better than ever, and teased that their next effort is "just pure greatness."
"Mentally, more than anything, we've grown up — although we are still very immature. We're learning to deal with different things that attack us every day. Being in this position, there's obviously huge pressure all the time. There's been a lot of big changes in the band, and we have to grow past those different obstacles. To be honest with you, we're stronger than ever, which is amazing," Payno spilled.
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He says that their follow-up to Four will definitely blow your mind. (And, no, that's not an understatement.)
"It's just pure greatness. I don't mean to sound arrogant when I say that, but it's just my favorite stuff we've ever done. I was listening to it with Sophia [Smith] this morning, actually. One of songs has a different girl's name in the title, but it's fine — she didn't take any offense. We're just ready to go with it. It's going to be ace, I promise you that."
Well, we can't wait to listen to it! And it's super-sweet that Liam's previewing tracks with his girlfriend. If she approves, we know it's got to be good. Even Simon Cowell has said that their fifth album has their best material yet, so it sounds like they're doing just fine.
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