Today may mark the release of One Direction’s first album without Zayn Malik, but you certainly don’t get the impression that anything is missing. This month Groovevolt was given exclusive access to the Made in the AM (Deluxe Album Version) and it didn’t disappoint.
It was obvious that the album would be pop-perfection since the first single ‘Drag Me Down’ was dropped back in July, followed by the release this fall of the equally charming ‘Perfect’ and ‘Infinity’, however Made in the AM is packed with even more catchy tunes and romantic ballads than any Directioner could’ve ever dreamed of.
Songs such as ‘Love You Goodbye’ pull at the heartstrings and Harry’s husky opening vocals on ‘If I Could Fly’ got us swooning at the first syllable, whilst anthemic tracks like ‘End of the Day’ and ‘Hey Angel’ will be sure to have every fan chanting and standing in their seats. In fact, the entire album showcases 1D’s maturing sound and continuing growth both vocally and lyrically, offering something for everyone - even wandering into indie-pop territory on tracks like ‘Temporary Fix’.
Another Groovevolt favorite that truly gives meaning to the phrase "last but not least" is Track 17 ‘AM’, which has a sweet and heart-warming melody that provides the perfect close to One Direction’s year as they prepare to embark on their official hiatus. Boys, we will miss you.
Groovevolt favorites: ‘AM’, ‘If I Could Fly’, ’Temporary Fix’, ‘Never Enough’
Best date song: ‘If I Could Fly’
Best party song: ‘Never Enough’
Best heartbreak song: ‘Infinity’
Best driving song: ‘Perfect’