Currently the world’s most loved boyband, One Direction has been tearing up the music charts with each song release. After a series of hits, the latest one being ‘Story of my Life’ the band is all set to rock the pop world with a brand new single.
It is called ‘You and I’, and as the band revealed, would be the newest single on their most recent album Midnight Memories. The song is already a favourite among the millions of fans, who call themselves ‘directioners’, and has been steadily climbing the charts across the world. It will be officially up for purchase in May.
The song is a ballad, and features the five boys and their beautiful voices. The accompaniment is a little more than the acoustic guitar at first, but then increases to a fuller sound towards the end. As Zayn Malike, a member of the band, explains the song better, “It’s a romantic song for all those candlelit dinners.”
You and I is written by writers Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott and John Ryan. All three of them have been associated with other songs in One Direction’s new album.
The video for the new song will officially release on the 18th of April, and has been directed by Ben Winston. Ben has frequently worked together with the boyband and directed their other videos as well. He also directed the band’s concert film, titled This Is Us.
One Direction’s manager and media mogul, Simon Cowell, called the music video “fantastic”, shortly after a teaser video was put up on Instagram. The band put up the teaser to let fans know that there were only a few days left to the video premiere.
The first teaser video was shared on Instagram, and featured Zayn Malik. The video is shot in black and white, and the rugged Zayn is shown walking down a pier, as the wind blows past him.
In addition to this teaser, there is a second one featuring Niall Horan, another member.
The track has also been officially remixed by band member, Liam Payne. He produced the remix, which will be offered to fans along with the original single. The band has also encouraged people to create their own remixes, and they have even provided fans with the vocal stems to do so, courtesy the site Soundcloud. Then the fans are asked to upload their remixed versions, and Payne would choose a few that he would put into a custom made playlist.
The band is also celebrating Record Store Day on the 19th of April, with a vinyl version of their new album. This will be just a day after the video release. The band has had an incredible year so far, and they have been working hard with big names in music like Good Charlotte. Let’s hope the boys can create some magic this time too!
Watch the teaser for the music video here.