What’s better than a new One Direction music video? How about a music video shot by 1D themselves.
And that’s exactly what the guys did in the clip for “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” which benefits the charity Comic Relief.
After an opening shot of the guys driving through Africa, Louis Tomlinson looks to the camera with this message, “This year we decided to make a single to raise money for Comic Relief.” Zayn Malik continues, “Comic Relief are a British charity that do amazing work helping people all over Africa and in the U.K. living with really tough lives.”
“So instead of spending a load of money on a music video,” Harry Styles says, his famous hair pulled back. “We decided to make it ourselves while we were on tour and give the money we saved to Comic Relief.”
And, with Louis’ “Let’s do it,” fans are taken on a journey with the fellas as they embark on travels across the globe, with stops in airports, New York (apparently the same day they were pulled over by police ), Japan, London and Africa, where they visit with kids in need. Directioners might also remember those shots of the guys driving through the Big Apple.
Like any proper 1D video, goofiness and swoonworthy moments abound, as Harry cheekily mugs for the camera while being held up by two gentlemen and a shirtless Zayn sings in his hotel bed. At one point, the guys even take fans to a show in Japan, dressed up in robes, playing to an excited crowd. With all the behind-the-scenes footage, the clip feels a bit like a tease to what fans might expect from their 3-D movie hitting theaters in August.
The end of the clip gets even more star power thanks to an appearance from U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who doesn’t seem all that pleased to have the guys dancing in front of his house… that is until he ends up in a big 1D sandwich.
Keeping with the true message of the Comic Relief cause, the video ends with the fivesome in Africa, surrounded by kids, a reminder that this song isn’t really about 1D but about the charity they’ve teamed up with for the track.
All proceeds from the sale of the song will help those affected by famine in Africa. The song helps celebrate the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day , a fundraising event held by the organization which officially takes place on March 15.
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