Considering the rabid popularity of One Direction, it’s not surprising that their music is consistently leaked prior to official releases. Several months ago, the lead single from their new album Take Me Home was leaked, prompting a rush release of “Live While We’re Young.” Now, samples of songs from the entire album have been leaked almost two weeks prior to the November 13th release date.
The leaked tracks include “Kiss You,” “C’mon,C’mon,” “Last First Kiss,” “Heart Attack,” “Rock Me,” “Back For You,” “Change My Mind,” “I Would,” “Over Again,” and “They Don’t Know About Us.” Additionally, samples of bonus tracks from the deluxe version, Take Me Home: Yearbook Edition, were also leaked. Click here to listen.
Fans immediately took to Twitter voicing either their joy or their outrage that the sample tracks had been made available.
— gabriella tommolillo (@gabbbbby_t) November 2, 2012
@onedirection CAN YOU JUST PLEASE LEAK “TAKE ME HOME” I PROMISE I WONT HURT YOU!
— GimmeZarrySEX!!!!(@Bianca1DStyles) November 2, 2012
WHO THE HELL DID LEAK TAKE ME HOME ALBUM!!!! SHOULD GO TO HELL JERK.EVEN THOUGH I’M EXCITED BUT DONT WANNA GET IT ILLEGALLY!!!!!
— Kimia Loves Leeyum (@KimPayne97) November 2, 2012
can someone do their magic and leak the full songs of take me home pls
— breeee (@WalkMyWay1D) November 2, 2012
In a recent video Q&A, the guys from 1D picked their favorite songs on Take Me Home. Zayn Malik chose “Kiss You,” Niall Horan picked “Last First Kiss,” Liam Payne couldn’t make up his mind between “Little Things” and “Summer Love,” Harry Styles also chose two with “Little Things” and “Heart Attack,” and Louis Tomlinson picked “Over You,” although he said his favorites tend to change a lot.
In addition to the leaks, an official release also occurred with the debut of the video for the band’s latest single, “Little Things.” Written by Ed Sheeran, the video is a behind-the-scenes look at the boys in the studio. A song Ed wrote when he was 17, the black and white video compliments the stripped down track.
-Brad Haynes, MIX 105.1/Orlando