#REVIEW: ONE DIRECTION – “TAKE ME HOME”
Although it really hasn’t been that long since their Debut Disc Up All Night surfaced Stateside – it was actually just March 2012 to be precise – the much-talked-about Sophomore effort from international Pop Sensations One Direction, strikes right in-time for the Holiday Rush. Directioners can rejoice as Take Me Home along with the mass following of Fans they’ve accumulated over the past couple years, grows-up together with them, capturing perfectly what it means to be a Teenager transitioning into Adult Life.
Lead Single Live While We’re Young encapsulates the Band’s feel-good message: to live and love to the fullest. Don’t expect the Disc to be all just fun and good times though, there are tender moments and glimpses of maturity also. Good Friend Ed Sheeran adds a bit of substance to the mix with Acoustic Ballad Contributions, including second Single Little Things – a choice which some including myself question – and also the stronger Over Again – which is unmistakably Sheeran, with melodic resemblances to his own Track, The A-Team.
Katy Perry goes from simply being sung-about on the Boys’ Track Up All Night, to actually lending a hand as Producer (along with Dr. Luke) on Rock Me, borrowing rhythmically from Queen‘s We Will Rock You. I myself prefer One Direction‘s more up-tempo Tunes and can be counted among the many who will love the big choruses on Electro–Pop/Rock Bangers C’mon, C’Mon and Kiss You. Self-penned Numbers Last First Kiss and Summer Love are mesmerizing in their Melancholy, leaving little mystery how it is that this British-Irish Quintet have Fans around the World so madly in-love with them. Take Me Home will leave you wanting to be 19 forever.
Sony Music Canada releases One Direction‘s Take Me Home on November 13, 2013. Click here to enter to win a Copy!