One Direction have penned most of the songs on their forthcoming third studio album, but admit they have set themselves up for criticism.
One Direction have written the majority of songs on their third album.
The 'Little Things' hitmakers - Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - admit it is a risk being the main writers on a record for the first time, and the boy band are anticipating getting panned for their efforts.
Louis said: ''We wrote three songs on the last album ['Take Me Home'] but this is different. Liam and I have been spending our days off writing.
''It will be interesting to hear what people make of it but you'll always get criticised.''
Harry told The Sun newspaper: ''Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but it's easy to hate One Direction.''
McFly recently travelled to Belfast to pen tracks with One Direction for their as-yet untitled new album, and bassist Dougie Poynter admitted Niall was most involved in the songwriting sessions.
He said: ''It hasn't got a title at the moment but we wrote the song with Niall. He's got some good ideas so had a lot of input.''
Gary recently said: ''We wrote with Harry. It was a lot of fun. He's a real dude actually. We've no idea if those songs will make it yet, though.
''It's a long process. It's great to work with other people - it's good to flex the muscle.''
He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.