DJ makes it a point to say how he really likes 1D and he likes Louis n particular, because of how he walked in - shaking everyone’s hand and greeting/introducing himself to everyone in the room.
Steve song helped with entry back into music.
Feels like I’m starting again. Steve amazing professional, person, helped confidence.
Bebe a bit more urban, Steve a bit more dance. But yes, first solo project.
DJ asks Who do you call up to test your music? Simon Cowell? Harry? Zayn? Louis: Trying to write stuff that’s conversational. Don’t play it to too many people, yes you’ll get label and management opinion. He gets his opinion from his friends, his sisters and his sisters’ friends.
DJ agrees. It’s about songs of people’s lives. Not about what the guy in the suit in the label’s office thinks works best (then apologizes to label/management people).
Don’t over-complicate it. Don’t look for specific melody hook, just listen to it as hopefully the people you’re selling it to. Important to keep that perspective, otherwise you gets lost in the science of music.
Difficult for artists to grasp, hard balance to find. I grew up listening to more alternative bands like A.M. so gotta make a decision what you like and what fans like and meet in the middle.
About Niall’s tweet to Greggs. Louis got a gold card for Greggs. So didn’t respond cause he felt embarrassed about his gold card.
Asked him about “Cheeky Nando’s” meaning: just one of those over-used phrases. Explained that Nando’s is a foodchain.
Asked him “Where are you from?” “North of England, got a funny accent, innit?”
Do you still live there full time? He’s quiet, then sounds slightly doubtful/uncomfortable saying “I live in LA more right now… bc of baby son, Freddie.” Ask him how old he is, 1,5? Louis seems a bit uncomfortable, gives a belated, short ‘yes’. Other guy has a baby girl of 13 months, he sounds decidedly more enthusiastic about that.
Digital Farm Animals? Who? Louis tries to explain they’re the producer, DJ asks if he’s supposed to say that, because he hasn’t in the past. Then repeats, but calls them ‘American Farm Animals’ :’)
Will One Direction come back? Yes, impossible to predict when, but for sure will happen.
DJs point out that everyone’s done so well, all gotten a #1! Surprised at the fact they’re all so young. “You’re 25, right?” ‘Yes, and I’m the oldest!’ “You’re the oldest?! I didn’t know that!”
Favourite song for 1D he wrote: No Control bc fans got behind it. Another song that was really personal, Love You Goodbye.
DJ adds that her favourite is Fireproof. Louis agrees, loved it in terms of band sound development.
Hands instead of feet, or feet instead of hands? Feet instead of hands.
Hairstyle of nan or first name of nan? Hairstyle.
Poop knowing you’ll clog the only toilet at a house party or in bushes? Poop to clog the toilet at a party.
(DJ says it’s a bad question, and wishes he’d seen the questions beforehand)
an Olympic Medal or Academy Award? Olympic Medal. Football probably.
Would you rather of BSB or NSYNC? Ooh, tough question. NSYNC.
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