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One Direction Fall in Love at the 'End of the Day' in New Song Off 'Made in the A.M.': LISTEN

by Carolyn Menyes   Nov 9, 2015 13:02 PM EST

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One Direction are really gearing up for the Friday release of their new album Made in the A.M. Just four days before the LP is due to drop, the boy band released the fifth new song, the tempo changing love song "End of the Day."

Co-written by Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, "End of the Day" channels the same sort of acoustic-led Beatles influence of the previously released Payne/Tomlinson team up "History." The song begins with an upbeat little melody, backed only by a series of handclaps and a few sparse piano chords. However, the song picks up leading into the chorus, when it takes a full left turn.

After the groundwork of the singsong track is laid down, the chorus turns in to one of the bombastic arena anthems that One Direction have been known for in recent years, with big drums and a drop in tempo. There's that inherent pop hook too; the chorus is bigger, bolder and still a total singalong, albeit in a different way.

"End of the Day" isn't the smoothest One Direction track; the transitions between the two parts of the songs are actually quite jarring. And when a roaring guitar solo comes in at the very end of the song, it feels incredibly out of place. But, at the end of the day (pun intended), this is a little song about being scared of falling in love, and that can be pretty jarring in and of itself. So, maybe this is all intentional.

"End of the Day" is another new song from One Direction's new album Made in the A.M. It's the latest track to be released from the boy band's fifth LP, following the release of "Drag Me Down," "Perfect," "Infinity" and "History."

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