Directioner Update

After five years, the face of the mega-popular pop band One Direction has changed as we know it.

The official press release, published March 25, reported, “After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall [Horan], Harry [Styles], Liam [Payne] and Louis [Tomlinson] will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.”

Malik responded in the press release, “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”

Giving his only interview since the big news, Zayn revealed to The Sun, “I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of other people’s happiness. I feel like I’ve let the fans down, but I can’t do this anymore. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything; it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not the real me.”

Liam, like the other boys, responded via Twitter:

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Celebs and fans alike have been posting their thoughts via Twitter about Zayn’s desires for happiness and a normal life.

What are your thoughts on Zayn’s decision to leave? Will you remain a 1D fan?

It’s here. It’s new. I’ll review it.

So, the new One Direction video for “Steal My Girl” was released today. And I thought I’d provide shot-by-shot commentary of the video using screenshots. Here we go.

We start with the boys exiting a trailer in the middle of the desert, waiting to meet their video director.

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Surprise! It’s Danny DeVito!

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He assigns the boy banders all a superpower to portray.

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Here’s a shot of Niall looking like he has in past videos, hello LWWY moment. You can tell it’s summer.

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Now, I’m not entirely sure the plot or the purpose of everything. But, hey, it made me laugh…

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Boys on a mountain during sunset.

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Louis and Danny made a new friend. He has the best glasses of the three.

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Sunset shot. With balloons in the background. Artsy?

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Here’s Harry’s big solo moment, very overdressed and he could stand to get a haircut.

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How do you explain the scene of Zayn and the sumo wrestlers.

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And Liam leads a marching band? With a cast on his wrist. 😦 Can we know what happened?

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Louis and his monkey pal are getting closer (holding hands, how does Eleanor feel? lol.)

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More balloons on the mountain at sunset!

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Who can forget this image of Harry dancing, in the rain, with Danny DeVito. I certainly can’t.

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Rain! And one last group shot.

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And cut, Danny DeVito deems the video finished.

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Now go watch the video in it’s full glory.