One Direction could have invested millions of dollars and a bag of baby carrots into the making of their latest video, One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) -- that Glee-ful mash-up of two pop classics which they performed Wednesday night on the BRIT Awards. But since the song was recorded for charity (Comic Relief), the clip opens with 1D's Harry Styles explaining how they opted to film this one on the cheap.
"Instead of spending a load of money on a music video," he says, we decided to make it ourselves while we were on tour and give the money we saved to Comic Relief."
Fair enough -- and besides, it doesn't take much to please a true Directioner.
All you need is:
A dorky dance routine, the One Direction trademark.
Shots of Niall in the shower.
And the tub.
And maybe one of Zayn lolling in bed, PJs not required.
Harry Styles all but served up on a plate.
Niall walking Louis like a dog.
And, if you promise to sign autographs for every member of parliament's tween-aged niece, a very special cameo from Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron. (Tweens follow politics, you know; social studies class requirements and all that. Quiet listening to Take Me Home is probably an excellent study aid.)
Watch the video below, and expect more DIY-style footage of 1D in your future since the boy band is currently working on a documentary with Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock. As the group's Niall Horan told UK paper The Independent at Wednesday's BRIT Awards, Spurlock's cameras are following 1D everywhere -- in case those tubby time shots didn't already clue you into the following: these guys lost any sense of privacy years ago.
"Spurlock's here himself," Horan told the paper at the BRITs. "We're shooting the movie now ... it's actually just been in the toilet with us -- no lie. It's going to be very access all areas."
The One Direction movie is expected to arrive in August.