Why Is Harry Styles Soaking Wet In One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Video?

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

On Tuesday, One Direction released GIFs to preview the band's video for its new single, "Midnight Memories." Because we didn't have any context, we didn't ask why Harry Styles was wet, but rather whether he or Beyonce wore wet hair better. Now that we have have watched the video more than ten a few times, we're even more confused as to why not only his hair, but his outfit is soaking wet, especially since the other guys are dry. Let's take a look at the evidence, shall we?

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

The video begins at a house party where the guests are sparse. If you need more guests at your next party, One Direction, I am available. Harry is not wet and in a plaid Saint Laurent shirt.

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

Niall is there. He's dry. Also a gracious host, and these girls who are ingrates totally reject his food offerings. Next time, guys, you can invite me.

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

They desert their party and throw on coats to hit up a kebab shop. Louis is dry and in a shearling-lined denim jacket and a Stone Roses T-shirt. He is also totally, 100% dry.

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

At the kebab shop, Harry shows off a new ~lewk~. He dons the same apron and hat as the store's workers (returning to his youth in the service industry, perhaps) and an Army-green coat. He is dry because he'd be fired from his new gig if he turned up and starting dripping water on pita bread.

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

Then things get a little cray: Zayn sprays Liam with a fire extinguisher even though he's wearing his fave leather jacket...

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

...but then he emerges from the store seconds later, totally clean and dry as a bone.

One Direction

A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

The rest follow suit and leave the store and spot these two women riding by on scooters. One has a bucket hat on and one has, like, a plastic kerchief on, but they are not wet. A girl in the background has an umbrella up, but it does not appear to be raining.

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

So, then, considering all these facts, why in the H-E-double-hockey-sticks is Harry Edward Styles SOAKING WET? Zayn is next to him and his hair is dry and perfectly styled. Harry, on the other hand, looks like he showered with his clothes on.

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

Then one of the ladies (me, IRL) sticks her tongue out at Harry as she's whizzing by...

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

...and Harry tells her to call him. He is still very, very wet. His once voluminous, party-ready 'do is weighed down with water. Zayn is looking at him like, "How did you get so wet, mate?"

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A still from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' music video.
Photo: Columbia Records

All five guys then join up with the two ladies (me and my friend) and three other ~gals~ for a chanting session. Harry (all the way to the left) is still wet. Like, his shirt is practically see-through. Everyone else is dry—their quiffs are still standing, which is the ultimate test of moisture. As we know from the "Live While We're Young" video, their unstyled hair falls flat. I am confused.

Now that you have ample evidence, review the video below and please, please, please let us know why Harry is wet and how he got that way!

+ WATCH ONE DIRECTION'S 'MIDNIGHT MEMORIES' MUSIC VIDEO BELOW!

One Direction - 'Midnight Memories'

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