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“Hey Angel”
Made In The AM cover
Information
Album

Made in the A.M.

Released

November 13, 2015

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2015

Length

3:55

Writers

Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Ed Drewett

Producer

Julian Bunetta, John Ryan

Hey Angel is the opening track from One Direction's fifth album Made in the A.M.

The song asks an angel what their perspective of life on Earth is like and considers what it would be like to change places with the angel.

Background

"Hey Angel" was written by Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Ed Drewett.

Bunetta said the demo of "Hey Angel" was extremely different from the final version, stating"[A couple weeks ago] I played the demo of [this song] for some friends, and if you could've heard what it was compared to what it is now, you would be very surprised. The demo was this danky little version with bad-attitude singing not done by the band. This one is very special to me."[1]

Lyrics

  
[Harry]
Hey angel
Do you know the reasons why
We look up to the sky?
Hey angel
Do you look at us and laugh
When we hold on to the past?
Hey angel

[Louis]
Oh I wish I could be more like you
Do you wish you could be more like me?
Oh I wish I could be more like you
Do you wish you could be more like me?

[Harry]
Hey angel
Tell me, do you ever try
To come to the other side?
Hey angel
Tell me, do you ever cry
When we waste away our lives?

[Niall]
Oh I wish I could be more like you
Do you wish you could be more like me?
Oh I wish I could be more like you
Oh I wish I could be more, I could be more, I could be more

[Liam]
Yeah I see you at the bar, at the edge of my bed
Backseat of my car, in the back of my head
I come alive when I hear your voice
It's a beautiful sound, it's a beautiful noise

[Liam & Louis]
Yeah I see you at the bar, at the edge of my bed
Backseat of my car, in the back of my head
I come alive when I hear your voice
It's a beautiful sound, it's a beautiful noise

[Harry]
Hey angel
Hey angel
Do you look up to the sky?
Do you look up to the sky?

[All]
Oh I wish I could be more like you
Do you wish you could be more like me?(Be more like me)
Oh I wish I could be more like you
Do you wish you could be more like me?

[Harry]
Hey angel
Hey angel

Promotion

Harry tweeted numerous lyrics from "Hey Angel", prior to anyone's knowledge of the track. He tweeted lyrics on October 7, 10, 16 and 22, 2015[2][3][4][5].

The song was previewed in a special listening session event for American fans on November 2, 2015.

A teaser of the song was uploaded to One Direction's official YouTube page on November 6, 2015.[6]

References

  1. Julian Bunetta Interview
  2. Oct 7 Tweet
  3. October 10 Tweet
  4. October 16 Tweet
  5. October 22 Tweet
  6. YouTube Teaser

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