Directioners, rejoice! One Direction has unveiled their latest music video for “Little Things” — the sappy second single off their forthcoming album Take Me Home.
The black-and-white video is a throwback to the Backstreet Boys’ “Shape of My Heart.” It features the boys in the studio as the kick-back, relax, and fiddle around with a few acoustic guitars.
Written by British singer-songwriter — and close friend — Ed Sheeran, the slow-tempo ballad is reminiscent of “Moments,” off One Direction’s debut album, Up All Night. But while “Moments” was a mere bonus track, “Little Things” might be one of the group’s biggest hits to date, thanks, in part, to the song’s mellow music video.
With soft melodies and long-winded wordplay, “Little Things” is sure to bring millions of Directioners to tears — especially when crooner Harry Styles sings, “I know you never like the sound of your voice on tape and you never like to know how much you weigh and you still have to squeeze into your jeans but you’re perfect to me.”
“I won’t let these little things slip out of my mouth,” the boys harmonize on the chorus over a gentle guitar melody.
We have to admit, the video is lacking one thing: Liam Payne’s hair! Sorry buddy, but we’re starting to miss your longer locks.