In my opinion, when One Direction (usually Liam) have spoken about control, they aren’t talking about public actions, promotional strategies, and publicity. They are speaking about artistic control and the creative process—songwriting, production—their sound. Did they have more and more writing and involvement with each of their albums? Yes. And it’s extremely important to them. They didn’t get to choose their singles, though. (Consider, too, did they choose their merch? Were they eager to release yet another—was it the fourth??—perfume? Or a 1D make-up line? No.)
*As a side note to those who aren’t so on board with the OT5 train anymore - I actually started this work before Zayn left. It was one of the contributing factors as to why it took so long, and after the twitter drama it was a real struggle to finish this.
I am happy with the finished product though, and I hope you’re all able to enjoy it too :)
170612 jypentertainment: 안녕? 난 영케이야. 오늘 #Day6 <VOOM STAGE> 끝나고 올려봐. 오늘 많은 멋진 아티스트 분들과 함께 나왔지만 그 누구보다도 우리 #마이데이 는 빛났어. 우리보다 더 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 덕분에 행복했음! 그냥 그랬다고!
Sup it’s YoungK (I repeat, YoungK) Today’s <VOOM STAGE> was bomb!! It was great to go on the stage with many great artists but out of all #MYDAY was stunning.. Even more than Day6 lololol Yeah just wanted to tell u guys that My Day was amazing… Yeap.
seoul metro training center fansign ♡ 170505 translation: fantaemsie via punchdrunk_l
■ fan: did you give the initials necklaces to the other members? ■ jonghyun: yes. i did. ■ fan: what was their reaction? ■ jonghyun: they just all said it was greasy? (laugh) [note: “greasy” basically means cheesy or super cheeseball / gross (in an affectionate way).]