One Direction Release New Single 'Story of My Life'
One Direction had stoked the feverish fervor of their fans by posting a 16-second clip of the new song to the band's Soundcloud page last week, generating close to 1.5 million listens in just three days.
For a boy band steeped in the soaring harmonies and feel-good melodies of pop, the initial teaser clip found One Direction taking on a galloping rhythm and layered acoustic guitars more reminiscent of GRAMMY-winning folkies Mumford & Sons than typical tween-pop.
Midnight Memories is set to kickstart the 2013 holiday season when it's released on November 25 in the United States, just two days before Thanksgiving and, more importantly, three days before the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Listen to the new song here.