In their latest music video “Kiss You” — which is set to premiere on January 7 — Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson strip down to their swim trunks, much to the delight of their millions of teenage fans.
The ’60s-inspired video shows the guys in a range of silly costumes, from shirtless surfwear to skiwear to jailhouse stripes. But Directioners will have to wait until the new year to see the full video. For now, this official video teaser, as featured in Episode 4 of their “Bring Me To 1D” web series, will just have to do.
Whether or not you like One Direction, one thing is certain: 2012 has been a banner year for the group.
From two No. 1 albums in America — Up All Night and Take Me Home — to a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden, performing in the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and making it on Barbara Walters’ annual most fascinating list, One Direction is one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of the year.
“I remember the flight over here when we first came to America when we were supporting Big Time Rush, we were delighted we even had that opportunity,” Tomlinson, 20, told Billboard. “We said, ‘Let’s give it a go.’ I remember we said as a band we would be really, really happy with a top 20 album – that would be incredible.”
“For me, the Olympics literally can’t be topped,” said Styles, 18. “Just the feeling of being in that room, all our families were there. The whole feeling was just unbelievable.”
But the boys know the fame and fortune won’t last forever. In fact, when it comes to keeping themselves in check, they turn toward their hit single “Live While We’re Young” for inspiration.
“I’m just really enjoying working for the money our whole year on tour,” said Payne, 19. “We’ve got the film and that stuff coming out next year, still loads of things. It’s just about living in this moment.”
What do you think of One Direction’s “Kiss You” video teaser? Are you excited? Sound off in the comments, and check out the lyrics for “Kiss You” on DirectLyrics.
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