One Direction have got lucky!
This past weekend we brought you the news that the British-Irish boyband are recording their third studio album, Midnight Memories. The Mirror Online are now reporting that Pharrell Williams will be working with the band on the forthcoming record.
When talking to The Mirror at last week’s GQ Men Of The Year Awards, at which he received the Performer Of The Year honour, Pharrell confirmed his involvement, saying, “We are definitely talking. From what I’ve heard of their new stuff I’m pleasantly surprised. Their new stuff is definitely a progression and an elevation. I will hopefully be getting involved as we are definitely in talks”. The ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ singer later added “I don’t think some people realise how hard those boys work. There is so much more that goes into One Direction than just the band. They are a brand and are huge. They are incredibly hard-working. I’m sure it will excite our female fans if we’re on a record together.”
Of the possible collaboration, the boy’s mentor and head of SYCO records, affectionately known as Uncle Simon (you know who I’m talking about!), said “I spoke to Pharrell about working with us on something. I’ve known him for a long, long time and he was saying to me that it’s just unbelievable what’s happening with him. He is absolutely at the top of his game right now. Hopefully we will have a Pharrell track if that works out well.”
Pharrell is arguably one of the biggest names in the industry right now, having featured on Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ as well as ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke, two of the songs you could not escape this past summer! A source told British tabloid The Mirror “It is a no-brainer to get together two of the biggest acts in music right now. One Direction want their third album to be their most successful yet and Pharrell is definitely the man to help them achieve this.”
As well as this, Pharrell and One Direction’s Liam Payne were photographed together in the studio last month – all looks promising!
Here’s hoping for another smash hit from the enormously popular artists!
A track written by Danny Jones, of McFly fame, is also speculated to feature on the album, which is due out this coming November 25. You can pre order Midnight Memories from Monday.