If you've been totally obsessed with "Best Song Ever" or "Story of My Life," it's pretty easy to tell the One Direction guys have switched up their sound a little. They still have that pop feel, but they take it to a whole new edgier level! Even though they changed things up, Niall Horan admits they didn't go too crazy because they didn't want to "scare people off."
In his interview with Capital FM, he said, "It's [the album] a bit different this time. We've definitely kept our pop melodies and stuff like that. But we didn't want to change it too much. People think, 'Oh we've got a third album now let's change it totally,' but you actually scare people off by doing that."
Even though they did change up their sound, it's mostly because they actually got more control over what they wanted to do with the album.
"We just wanted to change it up a little bit to give it more of an edge and obviously as you said – we gained a lot more creative control. We were able to write a lot more of it," Niall said. "It was a much better album this time round and this personally out favorite of the three albums and we're just really excited."
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