One Direction Niall: 'New Album Better Than First'
Boy band member says their second album is an improvement on debut...
One Direction's Niall Horan has claimed that the band's forthcoming second album is "way better" than their debut.
Speaking to The Sun, the teenager said that Take Me Home - set for release on 12 November in the UK - is an improvement on their first album Up All Night.
"It's a million miles away from our old album," he said. "It's a bit more of a live-sounding album. The drums are a bit harder.
"When you make a second album, I think the thing to do is outdo your first one and personally I think we've done that. It's way better."
But the boys have found themselves in a spot of controversy over their new single Live While We're Young - which is alleged to have "borrowed" its intro from The Clash.
Twitter users have been pointing out the similarity of the guitar-plucking introduction of the song to the punk band's classic Should I Stay Or Should I Go?