One Direction‘s music video for “History” is nostalgia exemplified.
Black and white footage show the band in their early years, baby-faced and fresh out of their X Factor audition. Various other moments are captured, set to lyrics which remind listeners of everything they’ve been through and, more importantly, not to “let it go, we can make some more / We can live forever”.
Looking at how far the band have come, career- and looks-wise makes for great viewing and reminds fans of good times past (which includes old footage of ex-member Zayn Malik). The video ends with the band walking their separate ways; this a fitting conclusion, just like the video itself which can be viewed below: