Are One Direction Entering Their Mumford & Sons Phase In Their ‘Story Of My Life’ Video Teaser? (VIDEO)

What Halloween magicks is this?!

For all those in the Mumford & Sons fan army (Mumford & Sons & Stans? Little Lion Men? Mumford Marines?) out there who were devastated by the beloved band’s indefinite hiatus, buck up! From the looks of this “Story Of My Lifeteaser video, One Direction may have matured into just the men to fill their non-factory-produced, caribou-leather boots.

Watch One Direction’s “Story Of My Life” teaser video after the jump.

Who is this big, burly mountain man?! Oh, hay Liam.

Whaaat, it’s not that crazy an idea. First of all, watch the 17-second clip and look at all of those promo stills that Harry, Zayn, Liam, and Niall tweeted earlier today.

Oh, are these baby pics? Happy Throwback Thursday, y’all!

See how the lads are all clad in vests, suspenders, and neutral colors as they develop photographs the old-fashioned way?

Are they trying to argue who was the cuter kid? (EVERYONE LOSES, IT WAS ME.)

Sure, their “dark room” is so brightly lit that it would destroy all of their photographic work, but the guys were, like, 3 years old when the last dark room EVER was shut down. Give ’em a break!

So focused. So mature. So… MAN.

Couple the visuals with the fact that the song sounds totally compatible for a mash-up with either “Little Lion Man” or “The Cave,” and you’ve got yourself one undeniable truth: The dream of the 1890s is alive in 1D. Hallelujah!

+ Watch One Direction’s “Story Of My Life” teaser video.

Photo credit: Columbia, Syco, @Harry_Styles, @NiallOfficial, @zaynmalik, @Real_Liam_Payne / GIF: Jimmy McCain of MTV