One Direction's new album announcement for Made in the A.M. on Tuesday (Sept. 22) would not be complete without a new song, and along with a release date and album cover, Directioners got album track "Infinity."
The song finds 1D venturing in to ballad territory, almost pulling an exact page from Backstreet Boys' album track playbook. (Think, "Back to Your Heart" or "Anywhere for You.") Of course, "Infinity" brings in a modern age, with a twinkling variety of synthesizers that could only really come in 2015. A swell of strings beneath the layers of vocals and keyboards help to add a magical burst of texture that comes to full completion around the three-minute mark, when the music itself takes over for the boys.
Lyrically, the song differs from a BSB-style ballad, taking on caring too much for others, who have potentially broken your heart. In an earnest beyond belief chorus, the boys harmonize(!) while blasting off into those deep emotions.
"How many nights does it take to count the stars / That's the time it takes to fix my heart / Oh, baby, I was there for you / All I ever wanted was the truth / How many nights did we wish someone would stay / Lie away only wish they're OK / Never counted all of mine / If I tried, I know it would feel like infinity," they sing.
"Infinity" is the second track to debut from One Direction's fifth studio album Made in the A.M. It follows the release and promotion of "Drag Me Down." Made in the A.M., 1D's final album before its indefinite hiatus, will be released on Nov. 13.