Ok, so the One Directioners have FINALLY released the first video from the third album after LOADS of cheeky snippets to tease us! And it does not fail to disappoint.
The video sees a big film exec talking himself up with references to Angelina and Brad, when a sexy secretary announces “One Direction are here”, the producer shouts “I LOVE The Direction” and here enters the boys to talk about their up and coming “film”. He introduces himself to the boys (and calls Zayn “Zack”, when Zayn corrects him he roars “Whatever”) And in walks the sexy secretary, who Louis and Liam don’t hesitate to eye up… And it is none other than Zayn dressed as a woman, and a fine woman he makes! Marcel the marketing guy is introduced and it is a very geeky Harry, who is very excited about the dance aspect to the film and then introduces Leeroy (Liam) the choreographer, who does a lovely little shimmy routine for all the boys! (So far, so good, I say!)
Marcel then HILARIOUSLY moves on to styling for the boys and shows them an iconic Backstreet Boys image in all-white matching attire with the 1D boys faces super imposed, they are all openly disgusted. They are then shown an iconic Take That image, all in leather with the boys faces super-imposed, to which the recoil in horror, each suggestion thereafter is worse and worse (except the YMCA one, which I think is GENIUS) and finally, 2 minutes and 40 seconds in, Harry starts singing, in a dulcet, but slightly aggressive tone! Mmm, Harry!
As usual, for the rest of the video, madness ensues, from Harry coming on to Zayn (dressed as a sexy secretary), the boys wrecking an office and clips of mayhem from their tour and a funky little piss-take dance routine, before the poignant moment at the end, where there is a massive poster of the boys on a wall and Zayn spray paints “THIS IS US” on it… Ahh, bless.
And the video ends and I am so impressed with the three boys cameos that I am slightly disappointed that Louis and Niall (My two favourites) didn’t take the piss out of themselves with a cameo…
AND THEN the end credits reveal that the two boys were in fact the two hairy, fat, old studio execs and I am SHOCKED and delighted, there are a few cute little outtakes in the end credits too.
Is this the best song ever?
Probably not, but it’s a bloody good song and a really good video! My love for One Direction has gone up, yet again! Fair play to the boys, and to James Corden who wrote the script for the video, alongside Ben Winston, who also directed the video.
What do you guys thing? Especially non 1D fans? Should they get a pat on the back for good acting?