Made in the A.M – Album review

Made in the A.M was released Friday the 13th. It is the 5th album of One Direction, the 1st album without Zayn. Just like any album since TMH, songs have been leaked before the release day. I have to admit, I listened to some. (BUT NOT ALL THE SONGS.)

Before I reveal my least favorite to my most favorite songs off of the new One Direction album, this is the 4th time I’ve done this in this blog. /Soo proud of myself ;)/  Here’s a bit of a senti moment. I’ve been doing this ‘reviewing’ for One Direction albums since Take Me Home, and to be honest the yearly 1D album review post excites me so much. Well, this post will be the last one for awhile because the boys will be on a break for 2016. (That means no album for next year 😦 ) So I hope you guys enjoy this post.

To have something new this year, I made a “movie poster” kind of theme for this album review because it will be the last for awhile and I’m seriously going to miss making this post.

[DISCLAIMER: I do not own the photos I used in this post so credits to all the owners. I got most of them from WeHeartIt.]

NEVERENOUGH

First up, is Never Enough. Before the album has been released, Niall said it’s his favorite song off the album. I thought it was going to be a ballad or something. But it wasn’t. If I’m not mistaken, Niall’s favorite song from Four was Where Do Broken Hearts Go, and that was one of my top favorites as well. Well, this time, I didn’t really have the same favorite with Niall. It just didn’t connect to me as much. It reminds me so much of Lion King hahaha. Timon and Pumba could get down to this. I love Liam screaming here HEHEHE.

WOLVES

This is a catchy song tbh haha. This song could be on Midnight Memories.

Other fave line: “In the middle of the night, when the wolves come out headed straight for your heart”

DRGMEDOWN

This is one of the least played songs because this was released months ago. If this was released just now, this would’ve been one of the most played. HAHA. Anyway, if you haven’t seen the music video of this… well, where have you been?

Other fave lines: “I got a river for a soul and baby you’re a boat”

“If I didn’t have you I’d never see the sun.”

LUG

This song is Zayn af. It just it okay I don’t need to explain. Anyway, I cried the first time I heard this and then when I repeated the song I laughed at the chorus because of Harry’s line “Oh, why you’re wearing that to walk out of my life?”. Maybe Harry was shading someone for not wearing Saint Laurent when he/she walked out of his life. Psh. At least be fashionable when you walk out of his life. You could also sing this song to my math grade. Especially the lines “I know there’s nothing I can do to change it but is there something that can be negotiated? My heart’s already breaking, baby, go on, twist the knife”. Lmao kidding aside, you could actually feel some pain in this song 😦

OLIVIA

I read somewhere that this song isn’t really about a girl named Olivia, it could be for a person or a place. And to me it’s more of a place than a person haha. This song is really catchy and reminds me of something that you would here on a Broadway musical. This song also reminds me of McFly’s song Little Joanna. You could replace ‘Olivia’ with ‘Pizza’. e.g: I live for you, I long for you, Pizza.

HEYANGEL

Harry kept tweeting the lyrics of this. And boy oh boy when the leak came out, I was so tempted to listen to it. I didn’t though because I felt like this song meant a lot to Harry. I hope there’s an acoustic version of this song. This is the ‘Clouds’ of Made In The A.M because this could be a potential opening song in a concert. In some parts of the song, it sounds like Gotta Be You with an upbeat tempo and other lyrics.

Other fave line: “Hey angel, tell me do you ever cry when we waste away our lives?”

 WAF

This song has an 80’s vibe to it. I could imagine this playing while the sun is setting haha. It’s perfect for just chilling or jamming out. If you’re looking for a modern song for a ballroom dance, this is it my friends.

Other fave lines:

“What a feeling to be right here beside you now, holding you in my arms”

“When the air ran out and we both started running wild.

 The sky fell down, but you’ve got stars in your eyes”

“I wish I could be there now.”

PERFECT

The music video of this song was on point. It’s one of my favorite music videos of all time. Anyway, Perfect is the prime example that the boys have matured in terms of writing songs. From “chiny chin chins” to “rendezvous” BRO. I want this song to play when I’m having an adventure or something.

Other fave lines:

“I might never be the one you take home to mother and I might never be the one who brings you flowers. But I can be the one, be the one tonight”

“that don’t mean that we can’t live here in the moment. I could be the one you love from time to time”

“And if you like midnight driving with the windows down. And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce”

“And if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about”

HISTORY

Ohhh. Bet you screamed at that picture. This song is just a feel good song and it’s a song that would instantly remind you of “You’ve Got A Friend in Me”. 😦

Other fave lines:

“Don’t let me go. We could live forever”

“The good champagne, private planes but they don’t mean anything” 

INFINITY

They released this song months ago but it still counts as one of the most played (sorry, Drag Me Down). The lyrics just get to me and it means a lot. I have a thing with songs involving “stars”. Lmao. It takes 6,341 years to count all the stars. Goodluck with that lads. Call me when you’re done.

Other fave lines:

“Going faster than a million miles an hour” (my IG bio)

“How many nights have you wished someone would stay? Lie awake only hoping they’re okay

“Since you went away, there’s nothing left in mine. I feel myself running out of time”

LONGWD

This song made me cry so hard I don’t even know. This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever listened to. The lyrics are so simple and ironic but it makes you think a lot about life. For me this song is about regrets (???) or just being overwhelmed by all the things you have and you end up not making the most out of it because you’ll always think it’s always gonna be there and you’re just too caught up with all the things happening.  This song is also about being on top of the world and suddenly crashing down. Hence, the roller coaster.

Other fave lines:

“We sailed the ocean and drowned in the waves. Built a cathedral, but we never prayed.”

We had a mountain, but took it for granted. We had a spaceship, but we couldn’t land it”

“We had it all, who could’ve planned it?”

ENDOFTHEDAY

I love the “drop” of this song. It’s not really a drop but ugh I don’t know how to explain um like the drums before the chorus just causes me to get dOWNNN. I feel like the boys are teaching you about something directly unlike their other songs that you have to decode the lyrics in order to understand and get the lesson.

Other fave lines:

“You’ll follow your heart even though it’ll break, sometimes”

“All I know at the end of the day is you love who you love, there ain’t no other way. 

“If there’s something I’ve learnt from a million mistakes. You’re the one that I want at the end of the day

TEMPORARY

This is the “No Control” and “Girl Almighty” of this album. If you’re having a bad day, you can just listen to this and you’ll instantly get better.

Other fave lines:

“Feel you on my neck while I’m calling a taxi. Climbing over me while I climb in the backseat” (woah there)

“We can roll in the darkness,. Let me touch you where your heart is” (GETTIN A LIL GRAPHIC HERE U GUYS. I still don’t know if it’s “we can roll” or “we can moan”, either way it’s still graphic)

“Let me be your goodnight.”

IFICOULDFLY

Okay. Here we go. I’m gonna get all emosh on the following songs because I don’t know. Just. Please hush. It’s my moment. And you won’t read anything like this in what… a year or so?

This was one of the leaked songs I listened to. Did I regret it? Yes. Yes I did. I didn’t know it was gonna be a sad song. From the moment Harry sang the first few lines I was already ugly sobbing. And when Liam came on I was practically just a mess. The chorus hit me like a bus because of the line “For your eyes only, I show you my heart
For when you’re lonely and forget who you are”. If you’ve been a reader for so long and when you really really know me personally, you would know that I’m not the happiest person alive. For a time, I’ve just been down because of different reasons both big ones and little ones. And I’m not ashamed to tell that because it’s just the way it is. It’s life. In a moment I’m on top of the world, so happy, so positive, so free. 0.02 seconds later, I’ve already hit another all time low in life and everything is just so dark again. This band and their songs have been a getaway, an escape from all those moments in life where I can’t handle anything anymore. They were the box of matches I got when I was stumbling in the dark. And because of that I’ll always be grateful for them and for everything they have done for me.

Other fave lines:

“I’ve got scars, even though they can’t always be seen. And pain gets hard, but now you’re here and I don’t feel a thing.”

“Pay attention, I hope that you listen cause I let my guard down. Right now I’m completely defenseless”

HOME

When I first heard this song, the first thing that I thought of was the time I went to their concert. Idk. Because for the longest time in my life, I was home. There’s a saying that goes: “Sometimes, home isn’t four walls. It’s 2 eyes and a heartbeat.” Well for me, sometimes home is  it’s 10 eyes and 10 hearts beating. 😉 (yes I included Zayn because he was part of my home and he still is.)

Other fave lines:

“So many nights I thought it over. Told myself I kind of liked her, but there was something missing in her eyes”

“I was stumbling, looking in the dark with an empty heart but you say you feel the same”

“And it’s alright, calling out for somebody to hold tonight”

So hot that I couldn’t take it want to wake up and see your face. And remember how good it was being here last night”

IWTWUAS

Aaand we’re down to the last 3 songs of the album. I can’t. I’m trying so hard not to end this post early 😦

Anyway, this song is just so simple and it’s a bit chilled down. It reminds me of something from Mumford and Sons. This song caused the waterworks and it is just something the boys would want us to keep forever. They wrote a lot of songs for the fans throughout the years but this song is probably one of the most meaningful songs they have ever released. And because of that, I will keep this song close to my heart forever and when I say forever, I mean I’ll bring it to another lifetime, if I could because it’s just sooo beautiful.  Because they will be gone for awhile and no one knows when they will be back or if they will be back as a band, they want the fans to remember they’ll always be there. Not in presence, but in spirit. They left something for us to remember. They want us to listen to this song when the times will get bad when they’re away. And I’m just aojfadingha I can’t type properly anymore because I’m crying. This song is kind of a “Thank you for the wonderful times. I’ll be gone for awhile, but we will always want you to have a wonderful time even if we’re not there.”  😦 TF AM I DOING AIHSFGBA

Other favorite lines:

“Just a hint of pain for the feeling that I get when you are gone, I want to write you a song”

“I want to lend you my coat. One that’s as soft as your cheek So when the world is cold, you’ll have a hiding place you can go”

“Everything I need I get from you. Giving back is all I wanna do.”

“I want to build you a boat. One that’s strong as you are free. So any time you think that your heart is gonna sink. You know it won’t”

“I want to write you a song, One to make your heart remember me, so any time I’m gone. You can listen to my voice and sing along. I want to write you a song.”

WITW

This is the 2nd to the last song in this post. This song is kind of upbeat but the lyrics are sad. I feel like, this is their “closure” song with the fans.  That if they don’t come back, at least they said goodbye. (like in the line “Fact that we can sit right here and say goodbye, means we’ve already won” They want the fans to know that goodbyes aren’t always bad. It could be a good thing, that’s why it’s a “good”-bye. We’ll see them again for sure, maybe in the same stage but maybe in different places. Who knows what will happen right?

At the end of the day, we should be happy we had the boys in our lives. And they will always be in our lives no matter what. The thing is, they have touched my life and millions of lives out there. And to me, they’re already legends for that. My love for them will never change.

Other fave lines:

“A week ago you said to me “Do you believe I’ll never be too far””

“If you’re lost, just look for me. You’ll find me in the region of the summer stars”

“A necessity for apologies between you and me. Baby, there is none”

“We had some good times, didn’t we? We had some good tricks up our sleeve. Goodbyes are bittersweet”

“I know I’ll be your anchor. Just close your eyes and see. I’ll be by your side, any time you’re needing me”

AM

This is it. Last song. I could imagine myself sitting with my friends just talking about anything while singing along to this song. This song could bring back a lot of good memories with friends, and you could make memories while singing along to this song as well. The boys have spent so much time together for the past 5 years. And I could imagine them just talking in the tour bus or at a lonely hotel room, until the sun rises. I could imagine them writing this song and just remembering the little moments they had as a band.

Other fave lines:

“Feels like this could be forever tonight. Break these clouds, forget about time. There could be a World War 3 goin’ on outside”

“You and me were raised in the same part of town. Got these scars on the same ground. Remember how we used to kick around just wasting time?”

“We’re all gonna make it.”

“Don’t wanna sleep cause we’re dreaming out loud
Trying to behave but you know that we never learned, how”

“You know I’m always coming back to this place, you know. And I’ll say, You know I’m always gonna look for your face, you know”

 My friend and I were just talking the other day and I was telling her how I didn’t want to grow up and I didn’t want to let go of the boys yet. And she told me I grew up, I just didn’t notice. And I realized, I guess I did a lot of growing up this year. I’m so proud of myself for that but I’m so scared because I just am okay??? I don’t want to say goodbye to the boys yet. I don’t want to say goodbye to anything or my old self yet. It’s bound to happen, but not now. I still need to be me, the one who hates eating spicy noodles and doesn’t look at the person she’s talking to. IDK WHAT IM SAYING BECAUSE IM JUST A MESS RIGHT NOW.

The boys sacrificed a lot of things to be where they are. I hope they don’t regret one bit of it. It was one hell of a ride to be honest. I don’t know if I should step out the ride because I just want to be here for awhile.

To the boys, thank you for everything. Words cannot express how thankful I am for having you in my life. You might never know me personally and vice versa, but I want you to know that had a big impact in my life. You changed me. I will be here til the end. ‘Til the A.M. 😉 And if I make it big one day, I’ll always thank you because you’re one of the reasons why I stuck around. I love you with all my heart. If you come back one day, I’m just here and without a second thought, I will run to you guys. I’m proud of you, for what you have become and what you will be in the future. xx

 This is an end of an era. This is not the end of everything. 🙂

That is aall xx

ENDER14

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