2015 has been a whirlwind of a year for One Direction fans; with the band going from a five piece to a group of four, a hiatus being announced for the 2016 year, and a swarm of rumors surrounding the lads; there were times we thought the stress of everything might break us.
However, like our boys, the fans stayed strong and enjoyed a lot of positive moments with the band as well. Harry, Louis, Niall, and Liam displayed their large hearts in many ways – heading Action 1D, supporting numerous charities, and becoming voices for change and equality! They also managed to headline a wonderful tour around the world; giving fans amazing memories and doing so with thankful hearts. During their very busy year the boys managed to surprise fans with a new single ‘Drag Me Down’ (released in the middle of the night and preformed live for the first time all within 24 hours), a video for the song released soon after, and with the pre-order of their album ‘Made in the AM’ fans also got to hear a bonus track ‘Infinity’.
The surprises don’t stop there! In true One Direction fashion the lads have released their second single without notice again and in the most cliche way of describing a track ever; it is perfect.
No really; that’s the title of the track.
Earlier in the week One Direction fans took to social media with excitement in their hearts as information about the soon to be single was leaked. The most fascinating part of the guaranteed hit? Two of the song writers on the track are listed as a certain Styles, Harry Edward and Tomlinson, Louis William!
The fan base buzzed about the track for days speculating what lyrics would exist within the 3 minute and 50 second song, if it would be slow and romantic or upbeat and fun, and if it would be telling about a certain relationship between Harry and Louis.
Larry is a still heavily debated topic in the One Direction fandom and with there being only a small ‘grey’ area or middle ground to stand on, it’s a loved or hated sort of thing.
Regardless of where you stand as far as Larry is concerned, the excitement around the track was built and it only grew more intense as the week progressed.
Louis, Harry, Niall, and Liam were interviewed with multiple outlets about their new album and asked specifically about their new single ‘Perfect’.
Louis Tomlinson had this to say about the track.
“This song is just kind of about saying you’re not the knight in shining armour, your typical Romeo kinda guy, and yeah – just not taking it so seriously. It’s more about the moment.”
While Harry Styles said this.
“It’s a fun love song about living in the moment. Not everything needs to be serious and meditated.”
So for a painful 48 hours fans waited for the “ironic love song” written by Harry and Louis, and not very calmly; but now the wait is over!
We’ve listened to ‘Perfect’ enough times to stop sobbing at the images in our mind of Louis and Harry hiding out in hotel rooms in cities they can’t pronounce and adoring their love story even if it isn’t perfect and we’ve now moved on to memorizing the lyrics and falling in love with the tune.
The track is absolutely flawless but with Louis, Harry, Liam, and Niall it’s hard to expect any less. They’ve said at shows recently that they worked hard on this album and put a lot of themselves into the tracks. It’s what they’re most proud of on their journey thus far, and the fans are sure to feel the same way.
‘Perfect’ tells a story of an ironic and imperfect love and how it’s the most beautiful thing in the world. Romance novels and films have given us this image of what great love should look like; but with this track our boys have brought us back to Earth and reminded us that sometimes the best love is the fun love, the in the moment love, the love you don’t rehearse because it’s beautiful just the way it is.
With lyrics like “I might never be your knight in shining armor, I might never be the one you take home to mother and I might never be the one who brings you flowers; but I can be the one, be the one tonight” and “If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms and if you like having secret little rendezvous; if you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do, baby I’m perfect, baby I’m perfect for you.” we are taken on a journey through a fun, sometimes chaotic, always worth it love story.
So do most fans believe this is a Larry anthem? Yes, and without blame. It’s a fitting tale of how cameras are flashing and you’re out of your element and to everyone else it might just look like chaos but to you; it looks like love. What story is more beautiful than two people finding love in the most unexpected way and letting that love flourish at the same time it grounds them in the midst of living your dream? What story is more beautiful than the one that gives you butterflies when you sneak and hold your lovers hand in the car when you manage to sneak away from it all? What story is more meaningful than the one that says your love is so important it’s worth dealing with all of the imperfect? (No story…no story tops that.)
Liam, Niall, Louis and Harry have shown a greater sense of camaraderie in the last few months than they have in the past and a stronger sense of commitment to not only each other but the fans.
They’ve made sure to thank fans for staying with them, for not believing it was over when they could have all disbanded, and it was clear that they truly wanted to give us a gift with this 5th album. With every piece of Made In The AM we get, it’s obvious that this album is a thank you to the fans, for everything that’s been done for the boys and the way we continue to support them. It’s also proof that they’re still here, they’re still strong, and they plan on staying that way for a long time to come.
We are over the moon impressed with the newest single and can’t wait until November 13th so we can hear the rest of the album. It’s a perfect way for the fans and the boys to reflect on the last 5 years together before Niall, Louis, Harry, and Liam get to spend some time like (semi) normal lads, take holiday, and rest at home with their friends and family before coming back and taking on the face of music once again!
Give it a listen and tweet us at @CelebMix and tell us what you think!