Stride also had a song shortlisted for 1D's third album, Midnight Memories
, but it didn't make the final cut. Asked how he approaches writing a track for the biggest boyband in the world, Stride told Digital Spy
: "I used to think, 'Ah, let's write a song for a boyband,' whereas now I've just realised you've got to write a f---ing good song. To get on a One Direction album - every single songwriter in the world wants to get on it - you've just got to write an absolutely amazing song. I don't think about who it's for, I've just got to write something that is amazing."