I like to have concepts. That’s the way I like to write. So I have my, like, leather bound book ~chuckles~ and um, I will write concepts at the back of it and write the lyrics at the front of it. So, That’s why I like to have a story, ‘cos when you’re writing with someone else a story, or a good detailed story, always helps with what the next lyrics going to be so it’s, um, that’s the way I like to write.
—   x Niall talking about his writing process on the Zach Sang Show