‘Take Me Home’ One Direction
One Directions sophomore album, Take Me Home, comes one year after the group released its debut, Up All Night, in the United Kingdom. The latter came out in America just eight months ago, has already sold 1.3 million units and is still in the top 25.
The record relies heavily on perky and melancholic guitars, and on romantic invitations like I want to be your last first kiss on Last First Kiss, which then veer into the leery Tonight lets get some on the very honest and upbeat first single, Live While Were Young. Its full of riffs that havent been heard since the 1990s boy bands took their final bows.
Take Me Home is mainly produced by the same folks behind the groups debut, including Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha. English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran returns, too, co-writing two ballads.
The album feels relentless in rhythm, sometimes even during the ballads, with a homogenous sound and message – like a teenage boy who says all the right words in a rush to get what he wants. But this time, theyre only singing the right words to get to your wallets and adoration.
And theyre most likely going to get it.