Over Again

Album: Take Me Home (2012)

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  • This is the second Ed Sheeran contribution on Take Me Home; the English singer-songwriter also penned their single, "Little Things." "The two songs that I wrote for One Direction's album are, they're the same subject matter as the last song I wrote for the last album 'cause they're from the same batch of songs," he revealed to MTV News. "They're both about my ex-girlfriend."
  • One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson told UK radio station Capital FM that it was "important" for the group to work with Sheeran on Take Me Home. "He's just one of the best lyricists of our generation, so having the chance to work with him is amazing. It was really important for us," he said.
    "His method recording-wise, you just do a couple of takes because he likes to keep it really raw and really real."

    Tomlinson's band colleague Zayn Malik added: "It's all just chilled. The whole vibe of his studio is chilled out. He's got a field and sometimes you just sit out on the field and jam with a guitar, play a little bit of football, walk into the studio when you feel like it, walk back out when you feel like it. It's wicked."

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