One Direction Asks ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’ on New Album Track

One Direction at iHeartRadio 2014
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Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayne Malik, and Louis Tomlinson of music group One Direction pose in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

One Direction’s fourth studio album, the aptly titled Four, is only one week away, and the guys have stoked fan anticipation by releasing another rock anthem on iTunes to preview the new full-length. Listen to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” below:

Previously released tracks “Steal My Girl” and “Ready To Run” suggested that Four was going to be a guitar-heavy follow-up to last year’s Midnight Memories, and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” continues down the road of big chords and harmonies designed to echo through stadiums. Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” is an obvious point of reference, but One Direction also sounds like it’s trying to swallow all of popular music in the 1980’s — from Journey to George Michael to “Like A Prayer” — on the song.

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Upon its release on Monday (Nov. 10), “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” shot to No. 2 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart. “Steal My Girl,” the lead single from Four, currently sits at No. 34 on the Hot 100 chart.

Four is due out on Nov. 17, with a stadium tour already plotted for 2015 in support of the album. One Direction is also slated to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards later this month.

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