One Direction Wrote A Song About One Night Stands
One Direction are hyping their Made in the A.M. album as their best yet, and with good reason: The album will quite possibly be their last as a unit, and they seem to have gone to great lengths to ensure that their own musical influences are more present on this album than they've been in the past.
Niall talks about the writing process behind "Temporary Fix," a highly polished, rock-inflected track that only vaguely recalls Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" -- which was kind of the point. With lyrics like, "You can call me when you feel like / I'm your good time / I'll be your temporary fix," its subject matter is a definite departure from the group's Up All Night days.
Niall explained, "They asked me what we didn’t have, and I basically said we don’t have a rock song. Something about ‘Sex on Fire’ came into our heads, talking about how it’s a love song but it’s got bit of dirt to it, it’s got a bit of grit to it. So it’s basically just about being in a bar and some guy is chewing the ear off ya, he’s got a few drinks in him, and you can tell by her body language that she doesn't want to be there. So you come over and chat to her. Then the chorus is about, ‘I can be your temporary fix, we don’t have to call it anything.' I think it’s relatable I guess, everyone has a grungy night out now and then.”
"Walking in the Wind" is a softer offering and, according to Harry, heavily influenced by the Paul Simon album Graceland. He said, "I’m a big Paul Simon fan, and I think the inspiration behind it was Graceland and the way in which the verse is so conversational and informal. It's not like melody, melody, melody, melody, it’s like spoken word, and it kind of drifts and peaks and drops. It’s quite casual. I love that album, and when I listen to it I love hearing the influence from that in this song. And it’s cool to be able to, obviously not copy, but influences that you’ve loved for so long….I really like this song. I think it’s a nice one."
Made in the A.M. drops on November 13, but do yourself a favor and listen to the clips from "Temporary Fix" and "Walking in the Wind" above.
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