One Direction heads in a new direction

Sydney Miner, Guest Contributor

The pop band, One Direction’s new album “Made in the A.M” is out as of Nov. 13, 2015. This album is the first one without member Zayn Malik, who left in March of 2015, and the last album before their extended hiatus in 2016.

Three of the songs have been pre-released and two of them already have music videos to them. The band dropped “Drag Me Down” without any promotion and was announced by Liam Payne (@LiamPayne) on Twitter. The first single without Malik debuted at #1 in the U.K, Ireland, France, Austria, Australia and New Zealand. Also, “Perfect” is 1D’s fifth top 10 debut on the Hot 100, and second from its album “Made in the A.M”. With five songs, One Direction breaks the record for the most top 10 Hot 100 debuts among groups, passing the Beatles’ four, according to Billboard.

The soundtrack consists of different types of melodies and vocals that made me feel a whirlwind of emotions. The entire album has a very relaxed vibe to it and differs very much from their past tracks. The album kicks off with an upbeat song called “Hey Angel.” It begins with powerful lyrics by Harry Styles and has a very pop feel to it. It goes on to have many other beautiful ballads and songs that you just want to dance to. The album speeds up with “Never Enough” which has a fast pace with a very catchy chorus. Another favorite is “A.M,” which to me it is the perfect way to sum up the album and the band. It’s a gorgeous song about how the album was quite literally “Made in the A.M” because of their busy schedules.

The album as a whole is very well made and vocally is outstanding. The album is available at Target as well as iTunes and Amazon for $13.99. I give this album 4 out of 5 only because a small part of me misses their old songs. Besides that, I highly recommend this album to anyone who is looking for new music.