Exclusive: One Direction teases fifth album's sound -- without Zayn: 'It's a lot different than what we did before'

One Direction Teases 5th Album -- Without Zayn: "It's a Lot Different..."

One Direction kicks off the North American leg of the On The Road Again Tour on July 9th in San Diego, Calif. But until that highly anticipated day is here, the band is hard at work on their follow-up to Four, which produced hits including "Steal My Girl" and "Night Changes." Cue the squeals and excitement!

Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson promise the upcoming album will be somewhat of a departure from their previous studio albums – which also featured Zayn Malik, who announced his departure from the band in March.

"There's a few different sounds on the album, not all the songs sound the same, like, same vibe. They are all kind of different," Niall revealed to Live Nation/ETonline in an exclusive interview. "Couple of different guitars and drums. It's a lot different than what we did before... but, it's cool."

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Exclusive: One Direction teases fifth album's sound -- without Zayn: 'It's a lot different than what we did before'
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Zayn Malik attends The Asian Awards 2015 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Amy Adams' Episode 1672 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Adams and One Direction members Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan on December 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Amy Adams' Episode 1672 -- Pictured: (l-r) Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of musical guest One Direction perform on December 20, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0186 -- Pictured: (l-r) One Direction members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on December 23, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne of One Direction attend the '40 Principales' awards 2014 ceremony on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11 Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singers Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of the group One Direction poses in the 2014 American Music Awards - Press Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction perform during the '40 Principales Awards' 2014 Gala at the Palacio de los Deportes on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne of One Direction receive their awards at '40 Principales Awards 2014' at Palacio de los Deportes on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik of One Direction receive an 40 Pricipales Award during attend the '40 Principales' awards 2014 ceremony on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Amy Adams' Episode 1672 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Adams and One Direction members Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan on December 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles of One Direction, Liam Payne, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles of One Direction -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan of One Direction -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan of One Direction -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: (SUN NEWSPAPER OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE J. HOGAN GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of One Direction attend the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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But Liam promises that Directioners who love their old tunes will be happy, too.

"There's a lot of old school vibes as well," he explained. "I said before that it was quite Oasis-y but I was thinking about one song that I've been playing... it's very diverse I think," he added, after noting that the mix of songs is "eclectic."

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But will there be any collaborations?

"No collaborations so far," Niall revealed. "It's still in the making so we're not there yet."

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But 1D's sound isn't all that's changing. The band is also making some shifts to their tour – changes that are sure to have fans feeling giddy and eager to catch the fellas live.

"Well, we got some new songs I believe for this one," Liam shared, before Louis chimed in to confirm, "That is true. Yep... four I think."

While the guys couldn't reveal which tunes they are adding to the set-list, Liam promised the tunes are definitely fan-favorites.

"We have some favorites.. maybe someone else's favorite off the album -- from last year's." Eeeek. We're already anxious to hear the new additions.

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We also played a little tour game with the guys in anticipation of the 17 upcoming tour dates. They revealed which member is most likely to get homesick on the road, who text messages the most from the road (Harry, here's looking at you), and who takes the most "moody, topless" selfies from their bunk. Yes, you read that right. Moody.Topless. You'll have to watch the video above to see how they answered.

One Direction is clearly excited about the future and 2015 is shaping up to be another hugely successful year for them. To purchase tickets to any of their upcoming shows, click here.

To see what 5 Seconds of Summer told ET about Zayn leaving One Direction, watch the video below.

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And, let @Katie_Krause know on Twitter what type of tunes YOU are hoping to hear from them on album five!


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