The fourth single off One Direction’s junior album Midnight Memories is “You & I” different from the usual pop tunes and catchy melodies they usually produce. The album is full of songs that seemingly jump from genre to genre; some don’t even seem as if they’re sung by the same artist.
“You & I” is one of the loving power ballads that will not only get stuck in your head but possibly make you realize that, “wow, they’re actually really good.” One thing that many people fail to realize is that the “What Makes You Beautiful” days are over. This single, and video displays the band’s new sound (and look).
Members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles settled for a simpler video this time around. Getting mixed reviews from fans, some loved it and others…not so much.
As one member morphs into the next and walks down a really long pier the simplicity is evident. With a song like “You & I” it only makes sense that the video should not be a distraction, but rather an ode to the song itself. Listen to Malik’s high note in the bridge and you’ll hear exactly what we mean.
What do you think of the song and video? Do you hate it or will you be downloading it as soon as you finish reading this sentence?