Fans of One Direction got a sneak preview of One Direction's Story of My Life" music video when it leaked early on the Internet on Nov. 1, 2013. The video features the members of the group recreating family photographs with members of their families in the video.
The video begins with the members of One Direction (Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne) developing film photos in a darkroom. The pictures are family photos, which are then strung together in a backdrop shown in scenes featuring all of the members of One Direction singing the song.
Certain family photos for each guy in One Direction are shown, and the photos morph into the same family members doing a current recreation of the photos. Styles is shown with his mother, Anne. Tomlinson is with his grandparents. Horan is with his older brother, Greg. Malik is with his younger sister Waliyha. Payne is with his parents and sisters.
Simon Cowell declared on Twitter on Oct. 29, 2013: "I think the story of my life is the best one d video yet. And I love the record."
As previously reported, "Story of My Life" debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in several countries when it was released on Oct. 27, 2013. "Story of My Life" is the second single from One Direction's third album, "Midnight Memories."
"Best Song Ever," the album's first single," was a Top 10 hit in many countries.
"Midnight Memories" is set for a worldwide release on Nov. 25, 2013.
Ben Winston, who directed the award-winning music video for "Best Song Ever," also directed "Story of My Life," which is likely to be nominated and possibly win multiple awards.
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010 and has since become the biggest-selling act worldwide to emerge from "The X Factor." As of October 2013, One Direction has sold 32 million albums, singles and DVDs worldwide, according to Sony Music.
Nov. 3, 2013 update: The video for "Story of My Life" officially premiered on Vevo.