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One Direction detail by-the-numbers new LP

By | Published on Tuesday 9 September 2014

One Direction

‘Lizard Princess K-Middy pregnant again’ news aside, yesterday’s main headline was this: that pop’s littlest scumbags One Direction have spawned a new LP.

The band’s fourth longform record in only three years, aka half their lives, the imaginatively-titled ‘Four’ will be released on 17 Nov, which I’m hoping – nay, insisting – will be made a national – nay, international – holiday.

‘The boys’ apparently, or so they claim, “worked incredibly hard writing and recording ‘Four’ whilst we’ve been on the road” and “couldn’t have done it” without the support of their many fans. At least that’s what it says in the generic statement they’ve made via their website.

“As a special thank you for everything you guys have done for us”, add 1D as 1: “We wanted to give you ‘Fireproof’ – it’s a track from the album and you can get it for free right now. You’ll be able to download it for free for the next 24 hours. We hope you enjoy it and we can’t wait for you to listen to the album in full. Thank you, you guys mean the world to us”.

How nice. So come on you guys, go and get ‘Fireproof’ – which by the way is co-credited to Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, as well as three mainstay 1D songwriters John Ryan, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta – whilst it’s still hot, here.