Leaking music is a pretty shoddy practice anyway, but even more so when the single you’re leaking is a single for charity. So it goes that One Direction’s Red Nose Charity cover of Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another’ has been leaked online, with the band professing themselves to be “very sad” about the news.
"I hear the charity single has been leaked. Very sad to see. Don't forget together we are trying to raise money for Comic Relief," MTV reports the band’s Louis Tomlinson tweeting. He added “please get behind an incredible charity and make a real difference. You can pre-order now from iTunes for the official track. Thank you."
The news has no doubt numbed a little of the excitement Tomlinson was showing about getting to perform the track live on Red Nose Day itself. "Getting the chance to perform Blondie's song will be incredible. We're so excited!" he’d said about the performance. "Red Nose Day is a great excuse to have a lot of fun and to raise money, please get involved." The enthusiasm was shared by his band mate Niall Horan. "We are really excited to be part of Red Nose Day this year," he said. "We recorded Blondie's 'One Way or Another' and we really want the song to raise lots of money and for people to show their support by going out and buying themselves a copy."