Quizzing Ben Winston (or, Shading and Cross-fading)
Four Hangout, 9 November 2014 (long post!)
Ben: A lot of people also talk about decisions, and who makes those decisions in One Direction. That’s something we touched on earlier.
Harry: (singing) Decisions…
Ben: These days I guess, is it just always your call on everything, from albums— [Liam: Modest.] [Niall: No.] —to what you do— (Ben laughs) go on, Liam—
Liam: No, it’s us, it’s us, I’m just kidding. It totally is, it totally— Before we start, some strange stuff going on—
I’ve started something, now we’re here.
Ben: Maybe correct that.
Liam: But yeah no it is totally us. Like I say, it’s amazing like, and the thing is these days it’s not even us trying to put our [—?] in everywhere, people ask us. Like when we worked with you on the videos, for example, if we like a shot, you go ‘do you like that, or don’t you like it?’ You’ll give us a piece of advice for something. I think we’re given a lot advice on certain things, but ultimately, we call the shots. …I actually call the shots, in total.
Niall: I really like your video for Night Changes.
Ben: Thanks very much.
Niall: It’s very nice. Louis: Mm.
Ben: I’ve just shown them the video of Night Changes, and I think it’s quite exciting.