Tom Fletcher from McFly would like you, well, One Direction and their reps at Syco really, to know that he doesn’t offload all his shit records onto the world’s biggest boyband. Which I, for one, believe. I mean, if that was the case, then the new McFly single would be a One Direction song, wouldn’t it?
Fletcher recently spoke to Metro about writing pop songs for other acts, and in particular One Direction, and observed: “It’s hard when you’re writing for someone else. You obviously always want to do your best work, but sometimes you write and have a song idea and you’re like, ‘Oh, it’s so good I want to keep it for us’”.
Fletcher’s bandmate Danny Jones, also present at the interview, and who worked with Fletcher penning songs for 1D, then chipped in: “You sent [them] that slightly shitter one, didn’t ya?” A jokey aside that led to some claiming that Fletcher kept his good songs for his own band, while selling on the misfires to others.
But, says Fletcher via Twitter, that just ain’t true. “So, the stuff in the press today about us giving One Direction our ‘shit’ songs is obviously completely false” he tweeted. “What Danny said was obviously a joke. We would never, NEVER, give anyone ‘shit’ songs and as I clearly say in the interview ‘You obviously always want to do your best work’. In fact all three songs I’ve written for 1D are some of my favourites I’ve EVER written”.
He added: “How would that [providing other acts with poorer songs] ever be good for me as a songwriter? And the most important point of all is… I’ve never written a shit song. Anyway, if you want to hear the song we did for 1D then it’s ‘I Would’, track nine [of new 1D album 'Take Me Home']. Hope you like it”.
Well, you heard the man, let’s all go and listen right away.