Louis told Australia's News.com that their involvement is essential, explaining, "It's so easy to look at us and say we are a boyband and straight away be judged by that, to always be considered a manufactured band. It is so important for us to get involved in the writing and achieve the credibility that comes with that. And we are all control freaks to a certain level."
Liam Payne echoed the importance of control, saying, "We all love to have control of what we are doing as a band and we like to know where the musical direction is going. I want to be on stage singing something I have written."
Just another reason to love these guys.