An Official Guide To One Direction’s Midnight Memories For Non-Teenagers


One Direction's Louis Tomlinson. [Photo: Getty Images]

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. [Photo: Getty Images]

TRACK 10: “Little Black Dress”
SOUNDS LIKE: David Bowie‘s “Rebel Rebel” mixed with your genuine disbelief at reading those words in a 1D album review

Bowie guitars, shouty verses and well, an equally shouty chorus make up this come hither romp that will surely inspire stadiums full of girls to wear their best LBDs. There seem to only be about a dozen actual words in this song, including “little black dress” but it works well. The boys are very interested in seeing the way you move for them, move for them, baby. Surely what they mean is they want us to move down to a record store and pick up some old Bowie records and show up at the next concert in red wigs with lightning bolts painted across our faces. Or at least that’s the vibe that it’s emitting. Don’t worry, Aladdin Sane chic pairs tastefully with any little black dress.

TRACK 11: “Through The Dark”
SOUNDS LIKE: Mumford & Sons‘ “Little Lion Man” sanded down until it’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom

The pared down instrumentation on this mid-tempo track allows one to actually take note of the lovely tone of the boys voices. While not a group of Groban-esque singing virtuosos, the lads have solid voices that can lend some interest to more banal moments. Sweetly inoffensive and speaking to a love that they’d carry through fire and water for, it’s hard to hate. This and “Story of My Life” could be coupled together in a set called the Mumford Files.

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