This morning the video for “Live While We’re Young” made it’s way on to the internet, and alas we get our first taste of One Direction‘s much anticipated sophomore album Take Me Home. We’re still listening to “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing” like we’ve only just met them, but let’s skip the pretending and just admit already that it’s love because this song vibrates with even more boy band magic than anything we’ve heard from them in the past.
“Live While We’re Young” opens with a guitar lick lifted from The Clash‘s “Should I Say or Should I Go?” and Niall hollering at us: “Hey girl, I am waiting on you.” And it only gets bigger and more fun from there, with gang sung “woo-ohh ohh ohhs,” a persistent cow-bell and suggestive insistences like “if we get together, don’t let the pictures leave you’re phone” and “I know we only met, but let’s pretend it’s love.” And the accompanying video really drive the song’s message home, as it finds the 1D boys showing off what it’s like to “Live While We’re Young” while hang out in a tent, playing with giant inflatable fruits and just generally goofing off. Because, these guys are young and hot and on the rise — so why not?
So what does it mean to “Live While You’re Young”? Let’s let the boys of 1D show us via .gif:
Keep good company
Take risks, sleep with the big cats
Make a splash
Don’t be afraid to bare your chest
Walk on water
Believe you can fly, if only with the help of an inflatable banana
And if it’s not worth the two-thumbs up, don’t do it
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