Yesterday we had afternoon tea with One Direction (we know, we know) to celebrate the launch of their second fragrance Between Us. In between scoffing cucumber sandwiches, we talked about their fifth album, whether they would get into acting Spice Girls the movie style and all things fragrance…
We’re really excited about the second album, can you give any more clues about what we can expect?
Louis: “It’s really positive, we’ve done a lot of writing and recording already. In terms of sound I don’t want to give too much away, it’s an obvious but not too drastic change from the last record.”
Liam: “Right, this is the big dog. I don’t mind saying that we didn’t actually get a chance to write as much this time, we’ve written a lot of songs don’t get me wrong but not as much, because the writers were away and we were on tour, but they came back with great songs. I don’t usually like listening to our albums from the past, because it’s much younger and if you had an old pair of clothes you wouldn’t wear them. I have been putting this one in the car all the time. We finished it in a month, which sounds so rushed, but if it goes well why fix it?”
Niall: “It’s very different. Not totally different we’re not bringing out Jason Derulo stuff. That would scare a few people if we started bringing out music like him. Not saying it’s bad, if we brought out R&B pop it’s not going to work. It’s a lot more rocky. The phrase Fleetwood Mac has been thrown around a couple of times, which is not a bad thing.”
Harry: “We’re really excited about it. It’s crazy for us to think that it’s been five years and we’ve had five albums - we feel very lucky to have been able to do it and have fun doing it. The fact that we’re able to do our fifth album is really great, we’re really excited about people hearing it, we think it’s our best. It’s fun when you get in the studio and listen back to songs back and get excited about hearing them. It’s weird because you know it so well and no one else knows it. It’s a fun process going in with something that doesn’t exist and then you come out and there’s a new song and suddenly you have an album you didn’t have before- it’s a cool process to learn.”
We love your acting in the video, would you ever want to do more acting as a band?
Liam: “I like the idea of it, but I’d want to do some sort of action film, but I don’t think they’d want boy bands to do it. Justin Timberlake did it. Fair play to him, have you seen Alpha Dog? I’d consider it. It’s a new role for us but you can fall into things, but it’s a completely different world, isn’t it? If someone asked me and I got the chance I’d say yes probably, it’d be fun.”
What do you like to do to relax?
Harry: “See friends and family - just hanging out and doing stuff that makes you relax. I tend to sleep a LOT - I cook sometimes and go for walks.”
Niall: “Play golf. All day. I live the most boring life ever. I’m probably the worst pop star there ever was.”
Who is your man crush?
Niall: “Got to live a bit of Buble let’s be honest. He’s a good friend of mine and he is just coolest man in the world. He is king. Ryan Gosling - he’s slick. Love a bit of Becks as well.”
Which celebrity have you met that smells the best?
Louis: “Well I’ve not made a conscious decision to sniff them, maybe I should going forward. I’ll go with Niall Horan, but I’ll make a decision to smell more people.”
What fragrance do you like to smell on a woman?
Harry: “It depends, just subtle stuff. It’s up to each person I think because fragrances are more for you than everyone else. Nothing too crazily overpowering. We wanted to make sure it was subtle and nice.”
If you could pick anybody to wear your fragrance who would it be?
Harry: “I’m going to say, err, my mum. I feel like that’s the right answer.”
Niall: “Emma Watson. We’ve tried to make this fragrance more sophisticated than the last one, so she pretty much sums that one up.”
Do you have any surprising fans of fragrance?
Louis: “Not really surprising, but my grandma wears it. Yeah she does.”
Why… Stomping upon a promise I made to a friend… Unable to hear the voices of my teammates… We won the tournament, but my heart is in pain… I have trouble breathing… This… Can you call such a thing a victory? I don’t know anymore… Then… what is victory?
“I can see you don’t believe me,” Harry says, pretending to be stern. Louis chuckles a little but doesn’t get out of the bed. “Anyway, I texted Liam and told him you’re with me. He said to stay here as long as you need, and he’ll deal with the show over there until you want to come back, all right?”
Louis doesn’t say anything again so Harry whispers, “Just stay here with me for a while, yeah? I’ll take care of you.”
Louis is quiet. He never picks his head up, but Harry can see the pillow move from where he’s nodding and his fingers tighten around Harry’s. “Yeah,” Louis says. “Yeah, all right.”
For different occasions I drew some gift art for a good friend who I’ve been watching plenty of anime together, with HxH being our latest project we barely managed to finish in hurry before me having to move away.
It’s been a super fun ride. Thanks. Would draw millions of Hysookaas for you.