It might surprise many that work will soon start on One Direction’s sophomore album, especially considering that “Up All Night” was only released on American shores a matter of a few weeks ago.
Simon Cowell has apparently challenged the world’s best songwriters to submit potential smash-hit songs for inclusion.
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik all have been credited with helping write the songs featured on their debut effort, but collaborations with global superstar producers are very common these days, and the formula worked to a perfect recipe on “Up All Night”.
Confirmed producers/songwriters for the follow-up effort include so far:
- Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub & Savan Kotecha (who co-wrote “What Makes You Beautiful”)
- Tom Fletcher from McFly
- Max Martin & Kristian Lundin (famous for some of Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Pink, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson’s biggest hits)
Other artists who One Direction have expressed an interested to work with include Ed Sheeran, Dappy and Adele. Producer Nadir Khayat (famously known as RedOne), is also of potential interest.
Ed Sheeran wrote the fan favourite “Moments”, and Dappy is currently tearing up the UK charts with his first solo album, with One Direction saying they love his sound.
The second album is currently pencilled in for a 2013 release.