It was reported last year that One Direction would be taking on a similar sound to that of Good Charlotte and Panic at the Disco and now that they have gotten their first album out of the way, it seems that they are set to follow through with that plan. One Direction were obligated to release a pop album as their first album but their second album will see them work with Ed Sheeran, as they go for a grungier feel.
Liam Payne explained, "Ed is such a talented guy. We spoke to him about helping again for the next album which we want to actually write with him this time. He gave us almost a whole album of songs to choose from last time; there were so many of his songs that we wanted to record."
Louis Tomlinson added, "We want to take the next album into a different zone - more guitars and grungier. We like the sound of a real guitar on tour, we beefed up the live show so now we want to take it onto the album." One Direction have already gained a huge following in the US, prompting them to bring forward the release of their debut album Up All Night, which will now be released on March 13.