Surprise! One Direction’s Album Midnight Memories leaked
By Olivia Wall
Late Sunday night, on November 17, One Direction’s highly anticipated third album, Midnight Memories, leaked onto the internet only a mere seven days before the actual release date. Today, practically all of the links to hear the songs have been taken off the internet. However, fans who were actually awake at the time of the leak have most likely felt smug this entire week.
According to Sugarscape Magazine, the music was not leaked by a fan. It actually was a complete mistake made by a poor soul at iTunes who may or may not still be employed. Apparently our sad friend was just trying to do his job and release the track “Diana” early, as it was supposed to be, and instead accidentally released the whole album… Oops.
This may be irrelevant to some girls at good ole’ SHS, who believe One Direction are overrated and for young girls only. Yet for all the girls who are still dancing around to 1D in their pj’s before bed (and I can’t only be talking about myself here, right?), this is equivalent to Christmas, maybe even better.
This album goes deeper than the typical “boy band” sound. It incorporates a few familiar rock sounds and it reveals an actual maturation, not only in the music but in the artists themselves. With this album it is apparent that the band isn’t trying to gain a childish fan base (take for example the song “Why Don’t We Go There *cough* * cough*).
Now, as one can imagine, the members of One Direction aren’t quite as ecstatic as the fans are. E! Online tells us that Louis Tomlinson, of One Direction, says, “It’s just frustrating when you work so hard on an album and you kind of want everyone to hear it at the same time. Some select fans won’t listen to it until it’s out, which is great. But there are others who obviously can’t help themselves.”
Sorry Louis, I am guilty of that offense.
E! Online also tells us that Liam Payne, another member of the boy band said, “We really want a No. 1, so we’re just kind of hoping for the best now. Hopefully, people go out and buy it.”
How can you not obey the plea of only the cutest member of the bad? You have to give these guys credit. They have been touring the world for the past year and they recorded an album at the same time. A lot of the recording even took place in various hotel rooms. Could you imagine walking down a hall and hearing the sweet, sweet sound that is Harry Styles? *Swoon*. To all the girls of Seton High School, regardless if you are a fan of One Direction or not, it will definitely be worth your time to check this album out. Believe me when I tell you that it can’t get better than this. Actually, I’ll probably say that when they release a fourth album as well, but we’ll see.