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Vaccines man writing for One Direction

By | Published on Monday 4 March 2013

Justin Young

The Vaccines frontman Justin Young confirmed that he’s been writing tunes with the boys from One Direction last week, describing the songs he’d collaborated on with the boy band as “awesome”.

Speaking to Radio 1 at the NME Awards, Young said of his recent pop song writing: “It was a really interesting creative process, writing with pretty much the biggest pop band on the planet. It was a very different world and very different process [to writing for The Vaccines] – that was one of the reasons I wanted to do it. I really enjoyed it”.

He continued “I felt like I took so much from doing it. I’ve always said I love pop music and how much I want to write pop music, but that was the first time I’ve ever done anything like that”, before adding of his 1D collaborators: “They do indeed contribute”.

One Direction’s Niall Horan had already revealed that The Vaccines man was writing some new music for the boyband.