If the reports are true, and if One Direction’s Made in the A.M. is the final album they ever end up making together, then “History” will go down as a perfect swan song the group. “You and me got a whole lot of history,” the dudes sing on the chorus, outstretching their arms toward the fans in appreciation.
Now, “History” — conveniently also the final track on the standard edition of the album — has a music video, and it’s just as emotional as the song and the context behind it. Interspersed throughout clips of Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall singing against a brick wall (and Niall’s new glasses!), we’re flooded with black-and-white clips from their primitive “X Factor” days, shirtless backstage antics and, yes, some very crucial Zayn b-roll.
Trigger warning: Harry Styles cuddles a giant teddy bear, and there are behind-the-scenes clips from all the major photo/video shoots in the band’s career. Watch the video (and get ready to weep vigorously) below.