One Direction are riding high off the success of their second album, Take Me Home, which is poised to sell more than 500,000 copies in its first week . If that’s not enough, on Friday (November 16), the fivesome released their new single, the infectious pop tune “Kiss You,” an upbeat, catchy tune that will have Directioners instantly singing along to the lyrics.
MTV News recently caught up with 1D, and they told us why they chose “Kiss You” as their official second single in the U.S.
“With the album, that’s the first one that we listened to and we were like, ’Yeah, we love this song,’ ” Liam Payne said. “It holds a special place in our heart, I think for this album, and it kind of sets the tone I think for the album.”
The British/Irish boy band also revealed that they have already shot the video for “Kiss You” and teamed up again with director Vaughan Arnell , who directed both “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things.”
“I love working with Vaughan. He’s such a nice fella,” Niall Horan said. “He gets us and exactly what we’re about, and he’s really easy to work with.”
While the guys wouldn’t give too much away about the concept of the video, they did promise their fans it will be their best yet.
“I think the whole concept behind the video is bigger than anything we’ve done before,” Zayn Malik said. “It’s a whole idea and it’s kind of structured, which is a little bit different than what we’ve done before in like a comedy way. It’s really funny. We are just having fun.”
Payne added, “There were proper sets and everything for this video, and there was a lot of hard work that went into it with the crew and everything.”
What might be most interesting about this video — which Harry Styles revealed will be released in the middle of December — is where it was shot.
“We shot it where ’Star Wars’ was shot on the George Lucas stage,” Horan said.
So will be there a “Star Wars” theme to the video? “You find out I’m Luke Skywalker’s son!” Horan joked.
Are you excited for the “Kiss You” video? Let us know in the comments!