One Direction is taking it way back in their latest music video

By Char Adams
January 26, 2016 01:55 PM

One Direction is taking a trip down memory lane.

The band released the official video for their song “History” on Tuesday, and the video pays tribute to the band’s five-year journey – including their days as a quintet.

The emotional video is comprised mostly of footage spanning back to One Direction’s start on The X Factor U.K. to their December performance on the show’s finale – a farewell bid to their fans before beginning their lengthy hiatus.

“History,” written by Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson alongside producers, is the third single from the band’s fifth studio album Made In the A.M.

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In the video Payne, Harry Styles, Tomlinson and Niall Horan sing and play around with one another amid the flashback footage, which includes former member, Zayn Malik who quit the band in March.

Last year, Payne told Entertainment Weekly that “History” is a modern version of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

“More than anything, the song is about the way the fans and everyone have created this massive thing – One Direction – over the past five years,” he said.

“Out of ‘[History]’ comes a little bit of closure for this chapter of One Direction.”

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