One Direction Announce Fifth Album: ‘Made in the A.M.’
One Direction typically hold out on releasing pertinent information like album titles and release dates until the absolute last minute. And while the surprise-attack, middle-of-the-night release of their current single and music video, “Drag Me Down,” strayed from their usual lackadaisical promo tactics, the group hasn’t entirely abandoned their old strategies, choosing less than two months before their next album is set to drop to finally put us out of our misery and announce a release date, album title and album cover — all in one fell swoop.
The band posted a video on their official Twitter today (September 22), announcing the fifth album's title, Made in the A.M.
Liam puts his patriarchal tendencies to the side for once so Harry can make the official album announcement, looking like he just rolled out of bed after half a second of sleep. Perhaps there is something to this Made in the A.M. title, maybe a passive aggressive jab at their never-ending touring and recording cycle. Did they really record this album in the morning? Or are they still trying for innuendo here, something akin to 2012’s Take Me Home or their debut Up All Night? Whatever, it doesn't matter, we're ready.
Fans can preorder the album starting today to get an instant download of a new One Direction track "Infinity." If you're into their continued foray into mid-tempo dad-rock jams, a surprisingly killer breakdown, an excessive amount of Niall and some serious emoting from Harry -- you're in for a real treat. Listen to "Infinity" over on Apple Music.
Made in the A.M. is slated for a November 13 release date.