Liam Payne has been hard at work writing new music for One Direction, and the singer says that the guys want to make their upcoming album like Ed Sheeran’s work! It’s not exactly that they want to cop his style. Instead, Payno insists that 1D wants to make a more “long-lasting” record, like the songs that the “Thinking Out Loud” artist puts out.

“The albums coming together really well actually. The boys we’ve been writing with have come up with some great, great songs that are kind of like a bit Oasis-y almost which is ace. I love that,” he said in an interview with Capital FM, when discussing their fifth album.

“The songs have come out a bit more chill because I think we want this to be quite a long-lasting album that you can listen to anytime, like Ed’s album. You can thrown on an Ed song any time and it can always make sense. We’re trying to do that.”

We think he should give the band a bit more credit! They have some pretty long-lasting songs from their previous four albums. But, of course, we’re major fans of the “Don’t” singer too. If 1D happens to take some inspiration from his style, we wouldn’t mind.

Are you excited for 1D’s fifth album? Do you think it will live up to Ed’s? Tell us in the comments!