One Direction Reveals Who’s Single [AUDIO]
Boy bands are back with a vengeance, and one particular boy band across the pond has American girls in a frenzy!
The boys of One Direction, Niall Horan (18), Zayn Malik (19), Liam Payne (18), Harry Styles (18), and Louis Tomlinson (20) have taken Britain by storm with their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” off their first studio album, Up All Night, which started off at number one with smashing records sales all along the way.
The boys called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday to talk about how the British-Irish band was formed, discuss their romantic status, and to tease their upcoming big announcement on Wednesday.
Are The Boys of One Direction Single?
To the glee of Directioners everywhere Harry informed, “Three of us are single. Liam and Louis have girlfriends, but for the purpose of this interview they don’t!”
How Did The Band Come Together?
“We were on the show X-Factor [British version]. Simon [Cowell] and Nicole Scherzinger thought it would be better if they put us together in to a band…and we’ve been together ever since,” explains Liam.
What Was Your Initial Reaction?
Niall recalls being “honestly shocked, because a couple of minutes earlier we were leaving the competition as soloists. Then two minutes later we were in a group and still going to go on in the competition.”
How Did You Build Up Your Chemistry?
Niall continued, “We all went to Harry’s house and we all spent a week getting to know each other to make sure we were all friends before we were band mates. We were playing soccer all the time and just jamming on the guitar…we all get along really well, and even when we’re not at work we all spend time together and we all live next to each other.”
What Were You Doing Before X-Factor?
Harry shares his story by telling Ryan, “I was just like every other teenager just at school, and had a weekend job in a bakery which was great. I worked for a lot of old ladies which was fun. I was in a band with some friends from school, and I had watched X-Factor religiously when I was younger. It was like a family thing to watch [The X-Factor] with my Mum. We sat there on the finale the year before we were on it and I said ‘I actually want to have a go at it one day.’ Then my Mum actually put the application in and came up to me just a few weeks later and was like ‘you’ve got an X-Factor audition on Sunday’ and I was like ‘What?’”
Has Simon Cowell Given You Any Advice?
“He gave us some of the best advice. He said, ‘You guys should just be the band that you want to be,’ which was great for us, because we all thought that going forward as band we wanted to just be ourselves, and not kind of that manufactured boy band…we wanted our own thing,” said Louis.
On “What Makes You Beautiful”:
Zayn remembers “The minute we did that song…we were like, ‘This is our thing. This is our song. This is our sound.’ We knew straight away, because it was completely different to anything we’ve heard before. We never heard a track like that before on the radio and we were like ‘This is the direction,’ excuse my pun, that we’re going to go in.”
“When the demo came through for ‘What Makes You Beautiful,‘ we instantly felt good about it, but we just really never know. It was just down to opinion. Actually when we got most of the demo’s through we liked all of them, because we were buzzed at the fact that we were recording. We never really knew until we had our first radio play on Radio 1, and we sat down to listen to it. Because before then…when we recorded the album we listened to it loads of times it took a while to actually, actually listen to it as a song as apposed to a something we recorded,” Louis says.