One Direction Unveil New Single
11 Aug 2011
One Direction have unveiled their latest single, “What Makes You Beautiful” live on-air yesterday at Radio 1, where Simon Cowell’s latest boyband hopefuls were guests.
The former X Factor contestants revealed how they have stood up to Simon Cowell over the selection of songs for the forthcoming One Direction album. Speaking to The Daily Mail, Louis Tomlinson told how the band rejected at least one song that they felt wouldn’t be suited for them. “(Simon Cowell) much prefers us to be honest.” Tomlinson says, “Despite what people think, he doesn’t want to be surrounded by lots of "yes" men.”
Fellow One Direction band member, Harry Styles explains, “Some of the lyrics were about 40-year-old men pouring their hearts out.”
The band, who were put together by Simon Cowell during the most recent X Factor series, have told fans details of their forthcoming single, “What Makes You Beautiful” via a video message on their official website.
“What Makes You Beautiful” will be released on 11th September as download and the CD the following day.
Speaking to the Top of the Pops magazine, Liam Payne of One Direction says, “I think we've found the perfect song, so hopefully it all goes well and everybody loves it."
Following the announcement, an alternative version of “What Makes You Beautiful” and its b-side “Na Na Na” shot straight to #2 of the iTunes album charts.