1D Hiatus and ‘History’ video leaves fan emotional


Andrea Paolone, News Editor

The British boy band One Direction has been exceptionally popular in the public eye and on tour back-to-back for the past five and a half years. The boys’ of One Direction recently announced that they would be going on a much-needed hiatus this 2016 after the release of their fifth studio album, titled “Made in the A.M” this past November. As expected, this album sent “directioners” into a frenzy, although the hiatus is only one brief year.
Although this hiatus was meant to be relaxing, the boys are mostly keeping busy. Louis Tomlinson is occupied being a new father and recording a guest spot on the hit TV show Family Guy. Liam Payne is also working with Tomlinson on Family Guy and has recently hit the studio to sing and try something new, rapping. Niall Horan and Harry Styles are just taking things easy.

Five months after this major announcement, rumors started to spread that this hiatus was developing into a permanent split. Directioners were beside themselves. Niall Horan, tried to soothe fans by saying “We’re not breaking up, We’re literally taking time out to see our friends and see our family, and reflect on what we’ve done over the last few years. ” this statement did not stop the media from twisting the truth. Rumors still continued to circulate all over social media, especially after the release of their most recent music video for their third single on “Made in the A.M”, History.  This song is about the band and their fans and how they could not have completed this adventure without them.

This music video perfectly captures the boys’ hard work and the evolution of One Direction through numerous clips of the band from when they first started performing until now, including Zayn Malik, who quit the band in early 2015. To millions of fans, this seemed like the end of One Direction. Directioners instantly took over Twitter and YouTube with, emotional GIF’s, reaction videos, and heartbreaking tweets and photos. As of February 9th this video has tallied over 40 million views and the numbers are still rising. Currently, fans are still unsure whether the band will be back in 2017.