One direction’s ‘history’ video is here to make you cry
If the reports are true, and if One Direction’s Made in the A.M. is the final album they ever end up making together, then “History” will go down as a perfect swan song the group. “You and me got a whole lot of history,” the dudes sing on the chorus, outstretching their arms toward the fans in appreciation.
Now, “History” — conveniently also the final track on the standard edition of the album — has a music video, and it’s just as emotional as the song and the context behind it. Interspersed throughout clips of Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall singing against a brick wall (and Niall’s new glasses!), we’re flooded with black-and-white clips from their primitive “X Factor” days, shirtless backstage antics and, yes, some very crucial Zayn b-roll.
Trigger warning: Harry Styles cuddles a giant teddy bear, and there are behind-the-scenes clips from all the major photo/video shoots in the band’s career. Watch the video (and get ready to weep vigorously) below.