One Direction surprised their fans by announcing the tracklist for their upcoming album, Four, on Youtube! But that’s not all – they’ve also given people the opportunity to receive five songs ahead of the album’s release if they pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes.
Four, One Directions fourth studio LP (obviously) will be released on November 17. It will feature songs like “Steal My Girl” (whose video will include actor Danny Devito) and “Fireproof.” The video for “Steal My Girl” is expected to arrive on October 24.
Watch the British boys make their announcement and view the tracklist for the standard and deluxe editions below. More »
Who knew Liam Payne had a hidden talent as a deejay? The One Direction member (he is now referring to himself as Payno, his producer alter-ego) has released a remix of Cheryl Cole‘s latest single, “I Don’t Care.” The chanteuse’s summery pop tune gets a club-ready mix that borrows the classic “4-to-the-floor” techno blueprint. The remix has a euphoric air, thanks to its trance-like piano melodies and heavy bass drops.
“I Don’t Care” is off Cole’s fourth studio LP Only Human (out in the UK on November 10). One Direction is also planning a fourth album release, with their upcoming FOUR - which will be available on November 17.
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I know, I know, I know…everyone is trying to steal One Direction‘s girl(s) — so much so, they’ve decided to write a whole song about it!
While we’ve been steadily jamming to the original version of the lead single from their forthcoming studio album FOUR since late last month, the guys have decided to do us all a favor and take a moment away from shooting their video in the desert to supply us with a (slightly) stripped-down take on their anthemic track today.
While it’s not entirely as raw as the term “acoustic” may apply (there are still plenty of instruments and lots of production to be found on this version), it does put the boys’ melodic vocals at the forefront, emphasizing just how catchy and sing-along friendly this tune really is. Listen to the acoustic take after the jump. More »
The guys from One Direction are going all out for their “Steal My Girl” video. We know that it features legendary comedian Danny DeVito in some capacity — be it in front of or behind the camera — but the Brits have more surprises up their collective sleeve if a new behind-the-scenes teaser is any indication. For starters, Zayn Malik hangs out with semi-naked sumo wrestlers!
So what else can you expect from the band’s latest visual? Well, Liam Payne looks more dapper than usual in a snazzy Prince Charming ensemble and Harry Styles rocks a leopard skin print jacket. Apart from that, the boys stand on top of a cliff and sing along to their latest anthem. “It didn’t even look like a One Direction video shoot,” notes Zayn. “It looks like some mad movie set.” Watch up top. More »
Actor and director Danny DeVito has impressive range. He has starred in dramas, comedies, family flicks and sitcoms. And now, he’s scored some major bragging rights with his latest role – the star of One Direction‘s forthcoming music video.
That’s right – as the U.K. boy band just revealed, DeVito will be featured in the “Steal My Girl” video, out October 13. Photos from the shoot show all of them at a desert, playing with a monkey in between takes and hanging out with DeVito’s #Trollfoot – the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star‘s social media alter ego, art project and, well, foot. (“I didn’t know what to do on Twitter, like my first tweet was ‘My b — s are on fire’ . . . I didn’t want to keep going in that way,” he has said. “I decided that Troll Foot was good.”) Oh, and despite the song’s subject matter, there isn’t a girl in sight.
See One Direction and Danny DeVito’s video shoot antics below. More »
In celebration of their BBC Music launch, the BBC managed to gather some of the biggest names in music to create an epic cover of The Beach Boys‘ classic – “God Only Knows.” Pharrell ascends down a flight of stairs as he kicks off the song. He is followed by features from artists like Emeli Sandé, Sir Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Geri Halliwell, Brian May, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, The Beach Boys’ own Brian Wilson and a handful of others!
The video has an old-Hollywood theme thanks to its theater setting, which is complete with an orchestra and fairytale-like effects (see Minogue floating in a bubble). The end result is a dreamy visual that will lift your spirits. All proceeds from the song’s release will going to the charity, Children In Need. More »
One Direction fans kept a close eye on social media as the boy band stopped in Atlanta on October 1 to perform at the city’s Georgia Dome. A few days earlier, Bradley Chisenhall signed up for Twitter and asked a Directioner for help: He wanted to propose to his girlfriend during the concert, and he needed One Direction’s attention to do so.
Fans spread the word for several days via #1DProposal, and the night of the concert, their feeds flooded with footage of #1D Proposal actually happening. In between songs, Harry Styles asked if Bradley was in the audience. Bradley got down on one knee. His girlfriend said yes (obviously), to screams throughout the arena.
One Direction’s stop in Atlanta was already a big deal, as the “Steal My Girl” stars were the first boy band to play the Georgia Dome since *NSYNC in 2001. Now, though, Bradley’s stunt has set a brand new relationship standard for Directioners around the world. “EVERY GIRL DESERVES SOMEONE LIKE BRADLEY,” @cityburnstyles, the Twitter user that Bradley first contacted, said later last night.
See #1DProposal (and some of the best reactions) below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Liam Hemsworth talks ex-fiance Miley Cyrus on the November issue of Nylon Guys. The actor tells the magazine: “There’s not much to say; there’s no bad blood there. You never get used to it because you get followed and you get chased and it’s never a fun experience.” [Just Jared]
:: Gawker has taken it upon themselves to rank all 141 singles that topped the Billboard Hot 100 over the past decade, which is a pretty daunting task! Check out the list to see if your favorite made their Top 10. [Gawker]
:: Hayley Williams is not happy with One Direction‘s new single. The Paramore singer posted a shade-filled tweeting, stating the the British boys ripped off the piano hook from rock band New Found Glory. Williams is dating the guitarist from NFG, which kind of justifies her concern. [SPIN]
:: Everyone’s favorite band of the moment, U2, released the vinyls of their new record Songs Of Innocence earlier than expected. They apparently did so in order to beat the Grammys’ September 30 eligibility cutoff date. So sneaky! [SPIN]
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:: Aretha Franklin‘s forthcoming covers album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, is out October 21. She will sing songs by Etta James, Whitney Houston, Adele and more. [Billboard]
:: Snoop Dogg‘s next album is solely produced by Pharrell and features Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. For a hint of what to expect, watch Snoop tease a song praising a strain of medical marijuana. [HipHopDX]
:: Beyonce would never release a free album like U2 did with Songs of Innocence. “There’s a misconception that recorded music sales are not an important piece of the mix of any artist business,” her marketing manager says. [Financial Times]
:: Is Big Sean dating Ariana Grande? Recent comments point to yes: “I am going to tell you this: Ariana is very, very special. She’s very special to me.” [Ryan Seacrest]
:: Lifetime revealed the debut trailer for Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The biopic stars Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah herself, who replaced Zendaya Coleman after she dropped out of the role. [THR]
:: The Daily Show responded to complaints from One Direction fans, for a segment comparing the boy band to terrorist groups: “Dear 1D fans: We didn’t know the band members’ names, religions, hobbies, etc,” Just knew they were popular. But not THIS popular.” [Twitter]
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Originally, One Direction planned to release new single “Steal My Girl” on September 29. As of late last night, however, fans have been wondering if the boy band had different plans in mind. After midnight, Liam Payne let Directioners know on Twitter that he was bored, he was really bored, he had headed to bed and wanted to fall asleep but couldn’t because his TV was broken and his room was too hot. Then a low-quality version of “Steal My Girl” surfaced online. #LiamWeKnowItWasYou is now a trending topic on Twitter.
Regardless of how “Steal My Girl” (off 1D’s upcoming album Four) arrived, the song is clearly a hit. “I got it all because she is the one / Her mom calls me love, her dad calls me son, alright,” the lads sing near the beginning, as if each member is trying to catch his breath. Without wasting much time, though, “Steal My Girl” morphs into a soaring stadium pop anthem with hard-hitting drum machine beats, glassy piano chords and that playground chant of a hook (“Everybody wanna steal my giiiirl / Everybody wanna take her heart away!”).
Hear One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” before the song’s September 29 debut below. More »