Fool's Gold

Album: Four (2014)
Charted: 74

Songfacts®:

  • Fool's Gold is a name given to the mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, which is often found in coal seams. Its brassy yellow color give the mineral a superficial resemblance to gold. This pensive ballad is about a manipulative girl, whom the guys can't help falling in love with, even they know deep down she's not genuine in her intentions.

    Falling for your Fool's Gold
    And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
    But I don't regret falling for your Fool's Gold


    All five 1D members penned the song with regular collaborator Jamie Scott and American songwriter MoZella whose other writing credits include Miley Cyrus' #1 single "Wrecking Ball" and Mary Lambert's hit tune "Secrets."
  • It was thanks to Harry Styles that this song came to life. Jamie Scott recalled to MTV News that after penning the tune with MoZella, he originally didn't know what to do with it.

    "I was in the studio with Harry, kind of just recording vocals, and it happened so quick," he remembered. "It took on this amazing sound and meaning for me as a writer on this album."

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