One Direction has released a music video for their latest single History – their final one before they (hopefully) reunite following their hiatus – and it's an emotional rollercoaster.
The single was released just before they went on their break, with fans seeing it as a fitting au revoir.
The video sees the now four-piece band singing in front of a bare brick wall, but Zayn Malik does feature heavily throughout as clips of their history together flash on screen.
The way they were: One Direction came third on The X Factor in 2010
Beginning with their very first moments together on The X Factor, right up to their final live performance at the 2014 X Factor finale, the video is a snapshot of all they achieved as a band, a fitting thank you and farewell to their fans and a reminder of why, even if we didn't always love their music, they were a great bunch of lads who were really just having the time of their lives.
Of course, following the video's release, Twitter erupted with fans sharing their emotional reactions.
The video for History gave me my whole entire life. #HistoryMusicVideo— MandyMilkovich ✨ (@_SuckMy_Fxckk) January 27, 2016
#HistoryMusicVideo THIS IS SO EMOTIONAL— aeds (@aedelaubrey) January 27, 2016
oh my god...i cant stop the tears after #HistoryMusicVideo ..its like 25 march 2015 all over again..— Congrats Louis! (@niajihsar) January 27, 2016
And when ZAYN just pops out of nowhere you're like...waahhhhhhattttt!!! #HistoryMusicVideo— Tomisin (@Mz_Tomiee) January 27, 2016
Ahh! So proud of the boys! They have been a source of inspiration and happiness to me for a long time ❤️ #HistoryMusicVideo— Andrea Mendoza (@Addie_Mendoza) January 27, 2016
This is like my 10th time watching it! Looking back at all of those memories that we all cherish in our hearts makes me ☺ #HistoryMusicVideo— Nicky Payzer (@nicole_hopwood) January 27, 2016
#HistoryMusicVideo looks like a fan made video..which makes even more special than it already is..— Congrats Louis! (@niajihsar) January 27, 2016