One Directions’s brand new video is here! The X Factor UK alums–a boy band manufactured by Simon Cowell–are back with the new single “One Thing”.
edit: Mateja & I crossed wires! Here is our combined post – mj
And while the impish teens are as cute as ever, everything about this production should seem familiar. The bouncy song is a Backstreet Boys ripoff, while the video borrows liberally from The Monkees (who were basically The Beatles for kids who couldn’t get down with Sgt Pepper).
A little 90’s a little 60s–We’ve got a couple of eras covered here! Not that your average teen or tween will be bothered by a little “borrowing”.
Now that One Direction have conquered the UK more or less, Simon is taking the act stateside. The album, Up All Night is due to hit these shores on March 20. This spring, the boys are set to embark on a US tour with Nickelodeon stars, Big Time Rush. Check out the tour dates at the bottom of the page.
Can Simon make vocal groups happen again in the US? We’ll see.
One Direction’s debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful” is nominated for a Brit Award in Best British Single category. This one of the three fan voted awards, so we will see what Directioners can do about this.
“Better With U” Tour Dates
Date City Venue
Feb 24 Chicago Rosemont Theatre
Feb 25 Detroit Fox Theatre
Feb 26 Toronto Air Canada Centre
Feb 28 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
March 1 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
March 2 Washington, DC Patriot Center
March 3 Boston Agganis Arena
March 6 Durham, NC Durham PAC
March 7 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
March 9 NYC Radio City Music Hall
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