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“Night Changes”
Night Changes cover
Information
Album

Four

Released

November 14, 2014

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2014

Length

3:47

Writers

Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne

Producer

Julian Bunetta, John Ryan

Night Changes is the seventh track from One Direction's fourth studio album, Four. It served as the second and final single from the album, and reached the top 10 in the UK. It is the last official single featuring Zayn Malik.

Background

On October 29, 2014 the band confirmed "Night Changes" was the second single through an interview with BBC Radio 1[1]. The song was released on November 14th as part of a special set of tracks released to those who had pre-ordered the album at the time. It was the final track released from the early set. A countdown to the music video was announced on November 16, 2014 with a 14 second clip posted on the official YouTube channel[2]. The countdown continued with the second clip posted on the 17th[3], another on the 18th[4], another on the 19th[5] and the final on on the 20th.[6]

The song is a favorite of Harry Styles.

Music Video

Music Video Information
One Direction - Night Changes04:01

One Direction - Night Changes

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Released November 21, 2014
Length 4:00
Director Ben Winston
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed October 2014
Location London
VEVO views 226,927,027 (as of January 20, 2017)

The video consists of all 5 band members on different dates with a woman. The camera is filming from the woman's point of view and each member of the band is on a date with her when something goes horribly wrong.

  • Zayn brings his date to a restaurant and is having a meal with her when the woman's other boyfriend walks in, shouts at the girl/camera, then roughs Zayn up. The woman then follows her boyfriend out of the restaurant as a jilted Zayn looks on.
  • Liam brings his date to a fairground and wins her a prize teddy bear at a stall. He then persuades the girl/camera to go onto a fairground ride but becomes sick whilst on the ride. Upon exiting the ride, he grabs his date's hat and throws up in it. He's last seen apologizing to the girl/camera as she walks away. Liam confirmed via Twitter that the woman's hand he holds in the video at one point was his girlfriend at the time, Sophia Smith.
  • Harry is at the Natural History museum ice rink with his date. They proceed to skate around the rink before he spots another couple doing a complicated trick. Harry suggests he and the date try the trick too but they fall and injure themselves. The next scene is of the date's foot being bandaged and Harry wearing an arm sling and getting checked by a medic. He's last seen saying sorry to the date as she walks away.
  • Louis has a vintage car and takes his date on a drive around London, stopping for a walk beside a lake. Whilst driving, he gets stopped by the police. He gets angry and teases the policeman, who arrests him. The date can only watch as Louis is driven away.
  • Niall is shown opening the door to his house and welcoming his date in. He then brings coffee mugs and they sit by the fire playing Monopoly. They also play Jenga and he plays the guitar for her. Whilst lighting candles in front of the fireplace, the sleeve of his jumper catches fire and he spills wine on the date's dress as he rushes to put the fire out. He is seen apologizing to her for ruining her dress.

This is the last One Direction music video featuring Zayn Malik as a member of the band. Stock footage of his time in the band would be used in the "History" video which premiered in January 2016, ten months after his official exit.

Live Performances

THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2014 - ONE DIRECTION - NIGHT CHANGES03:55

THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2014 - ONE DIRECTION - NIGHT CHANGES

Royal Variety 2014

One Direction - Night Changes (Acoustic)03:44

One Direction - Night Changes (Acoustic)

FOUR Hangout 2014

One Direction - Night Changes SNL December 201404:00

One Direction - Night Changes SNL December 2014

Saturday Night Live 2014

One Direction perform 'Night Changes' - BBC Children in Need 201404:03

One Direction perform 'Night Changes' - BBC Children in Need 2014

BBC Children In Need 2014

One Direction - Night Changes live at the Today Show 17 11 201404:16

One Direction - Night Changes live at the Today Show 17 11 2014

The Today Show 2014

One Direction performing 'Night Changes' on The Graham Norton Show03:48

One Direction performing 'Night Changes' on The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show 2014

Night Changes - One Direction TV Special HD03:11

Night Changes - One Direction TV Special HD

NBC TV Special 2014

One Direction - Night Changes - RTL LATE NIGHT04:40

One Direction - Night Changes - RTL LATE NIGHT

RTL Late Night 2014

One Direction performance - Night Changes Ama's03:44

One Direction performance - Night Changes Ama's

American Music Awards 2014

One Direction - 'Night Changes' (Summertime Ball 2015)04:08

One Direction - 'Night Changes' (Summertime Ball 2015)

Summertime Ball 2015

Night Changes - One Direction on Coca Cola03:45

Night Changes - One Direction on Coca Cola.FM Studio

Coca Cola FM 2015

Lyrics

 
[Zayn]
Going out tonight, changes into something red
Her mother doesn't like that kind of dress
Everything she never had, she's showing off

[Liam]
Driving too fast, moon is breaking through her hair
She's heading for something that she won't forget
Having no regrets is all that she really wants

[Harry]
We're only getting older baby
And I've been thinking about it lately
Does it ever drive you crazy
Just how fast the night changes
Everything that you've ever dreamed of
Disappearing when you wake up
But there's nothing to be afraid of
Even when the night changes
It will never change me and you

[Louis]
Chasing here tonight, doubts are running 'round her head
He's waiting, hides behind his cigarette
Heart is beating loud, but she doesn't want it to stop

[Niall]
Moving too fast, moon is lighting up her skin.
She's falling, doesn't even know it yet.
Having no regrets is all that she really wants.

[All]
We're only getting older baby
And I've been thinking about it lately
Does it ever drive you crazy
Just how fast the night changes
Everything that you've ever dreamed of
Disappearing when you wake up
But there's nothing to be afraid of
Even when the night changes
It will never change.

[Harry]
Me and you

[Zayn]
Going out tonight, changes into something red
Her mother doesn't like that kind of dress
Reminds her of the missing piece of innocence she lost

[All]
We're only getting older baby
And I've been thinking about it lately
Does it ever drive you crazy
Just how fast the night changes
Everything that you've ever dreamed of
Disappearing when you wake up
But there's nothing to be afraid of
Even when the night changes
It will never change, baby
It will never change, baby
It will never change.

[Harry]
Me and you

References

  1. Twitter One Direction official account BBC radio 1 interview + night changes announcment
  2. Youtube One Direction - Night Changes (5 days to go)
  3. Youtube One Direction - Night Changes (4 days to go)
  4. Youtube One Direction - Night Changes (3 days to go)
  5. Youtube One Direction - Night Changes (2 days to go)
  6. Youtube One Direction - Night Changes (1 day to go)

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