Here it is, Directioners — the video for “Story of My Life” hit the internet early on Nov. 1, so sit back, light a candle, and watch the boys get more sultry and heart-wrenching than ever!
One Direction gave us their wildest video to date when they released “Best Song Ever” in July 2013, but they’re dialing it back for the video for their second single, “Story of My Life.” Do you like this version of the 1D boys better?
One Direction Gets Emotional
Fans got a nice treat when Vevo accidentally uploaded the video early on Nov. 1, and thankfully a few Directioners were able to record the video before it got taken down. So though the quality is less than ideal, it’s still 1D-perfect.
The “Story of My Life” video is the perfect representation of the song, which is all about personal histories and life-defining love. Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik get more personal than ever in the video, as they work inside a stark photo-developing studio putting up pictures from their childhood — the stories of their lives — and in some cases actually transporting to the old photos and recreating their pasts.
It’s a perfect low-key video to go along with the somber acoustic song, and the video’s bare bones style also gives the 1D boys opportunities to show off their best modeling poses (which we couldn’t be happier about.)
This song had us in the palms of 1D’s hands, and the video is hitting us even harder.
One Direction: The Most Versatile Boy Band
It’s amazing to witness how versatile One Direction has become. “Best Song Ever” showed the party animal side of the boys and proved that they don’t take themselves too seriously and aren’t afraid to get goofy.
But now with the release of “Story of My Life,” we’re also able to see how sensitive and touching they can be. They’re the best of both worlds.
Don’t you agree, HollywoodLifers? Watch the video and let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro