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Songwriting genius Julian Bunetta, who has written for and with One Direction since 2012, had a chat with
. Here\'s 8 very important things we learnt about the new album.
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"These songs are not one dimensional, lyrically and sonically," says Julian. "I\'ve listened to this album more than you ever will. I can guarantee that. There are still elements that continue to surprise me and little things I notice, little sounds I hear and little entendres that make me go, \'Huh, did he mean to say that? Did he slip that by me? How did I not notice that the first time?\'"
2. They\'ve been working on album number 5 for 9 months (LIKE AN ACTUAL BABY)
"We started in March in London. John [Ryan, co-writer and co-producer] and I flew to Japan before that in February to talk about shit, hang out, see where we\'re all at because the boys were on tour during the first little bit of the writing. After that, we came to London and the boys met us there."
"Some of the best times in my whole entire life have been with these guys," Julian tells the mag. "Whether it\'s talking, writing, partying or eating, we just have the best time and a song is bound to be written when we\'re doing all those things."
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4. He reckons the guys are much more confident when it comes to songwriting these days:
"Their style of writing reflects who they are, but they\'ve just gotten more confident. ... They\'ve had to go under the process of becoming songwriters under a microscope, which has made them grow exponentially because there\'s so much pressure," he says.
"Everything is compounded in the situation they\'re in, but they know what they like and they know what they don\'t like. They\'re more confident than they were, in a way. But also we all just sit around and go "Is this great? I don\'t know! Who knows?"
"They\'ve written a few classics, those boys," Julian says of Liam and Louis, who have written together a LOT. "The process is interesting because there\'s a lot of people in the room. You have me, Louis, Liam, Jamie [Scott, co-writer] and John. Or you have Ed [Drewett] and Wayne [Hector] in place of Jamie. Everyone is very headstrong and very, very talented, so it\'s a fight, a lot of the times. Sometimes it takes days before we all agree on something. It\'s a good fight!"
6. He\'s so not here for people who say One Direction aren\'t cool
"Yeah! Again, why is that?," he says, when the interviewer suggests that boybands are surrounded by a certain stigma because people \'don\'t want to validate the music young women enjoy\'.
" Why would people not approve of what young women enjoy? Why would people not want young women to be happy and dancing and smiling?
"Who are the people that say that whatever all these young girls are enjoying and living and dancing to — which is the fucking light of the world — who is the person who is say that that\'s not cool? Who is that person? Who is that voice? What a dickhead that voice is! Why would you wanna squash someone\'s fuckin\' smile?
7. You can interpret the songs on Made In The A.M however the f***k you want
"People look at things in a temporary way rather than on a broad scale. Besides, whatever people get from it, they get from it. If all you want to do is hate on One Direction, then you can listen to this album and hate on One Direction.
"If all you want to do is love One Direction, you can listen to this album and love One Direction. It\'s there to be had for whatever you need, whenever you need it. The one thing I do not worry about it is listening to these songs many, many years from now because I know that I\'ll be doing that."
Asked \'Do you think this is their best album?\', Julian responded with: "Of course, not! The best is yet to come."
Read his full interview with Rolling Stone right here
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