By: Alexandrea van Huizen
British-Irish boy band One Direction has finally released the long-awaited music video for their newest single ‘Best Song Ever’ and I have to say, they definitely did not disappoint. Band member Niall Horan even said, "It’s our best video yet!".
July 22nd 2013 marked a very special day for Directioners all around the world
because that was when the music video came out and already it has garnered
over 30 million views on YouTube!
The video starts out with the boys acting for about 3 minutes in a little skit which begins with ‘Jonny’ and ‘Harvey’ played by the band’s very own Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, two Hollywood execs talking, when the sexy assistant ‘Veronica’, portrayed by Zayn Malik, enters and sends the band (as themselves) in, to talk about their upcoming movie, ‘This is Us’, set to hit theatres August 29th. The two execs then call ‘Marcel the marketing guy’, Harry Styles, in to further explain their vision for the movie. ‘Marcel’ introduces the band to Liam Payne’s character, ‘Leeroy’, their choreographer for the film and he starts showing them a dance routine, only to find out that the band isn’t too keen on it so he leaves to go work on a different one. ‘Marcel’ shows the band a few styling options but doesn’t seem to get it quite right. And then cue the song!
One thing is for sure though, their acting skills have certainly improved since their acting debut on hit Nickelodeon sitcom, iCarly. The other thing is how impressed I was with their character’s American accents (apart from ‘Leeroy’ who maintained his British accent), you wouldn’t even have guessed they aren’t American. Their dance moves toward the end of the song was basically a compilation of all their moves throughout their career. Although I feel it was a pretty darn good music video, it was just so nice seeing how genuinely happy the lads were and that is probably the most important thing because their energy and joy is just so contagious.
I think that the message this video is sending out is that even though One Direction has made it into the big leagues, they’re still just ‘five normal lads’ who at the end of the day, just wanna have some fun. It is also a reminder to everyone out there, to not take yourself so seriously all the time and instead, learn to let loose and enjoy life.
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