“You & I”
May 26, 2014
John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott
Julian Bunetta, John Ryan
It is widely considered to be Zayn Malik's best song, showcasing his vocal talent and strength.
BackgroundOne Direction announced You & I was to be the fourth single from Midnight Memories through a seven second YouTube video on April 11, 2014. The band was seen filming the video on March 24th in Somerset. The video was directed by Ben Winston (Best Song Ever, Story of My Life). They also offered fans the chance to remix their own version of the track, upload it onto SoundCloud, and then Liam would be picking a few for a special 1D playlist, also on SoundCloud.
The official audio for the radio edit was uploaded to YouTube on April 14th ahead of the single release on April 18th. A short video message by Liam was also posted on April 14th where he stated if you pre-ordered the You & I bundle on iTunes, you would also receive a special message from the band, as well as a special remix by him called the "Big Payno Remix".
Australian band Clubfeet claimed the music video plagiarized their own video for a song called "Everything You Wanted". In 2015, the music video won a BRIT Award for "Best British Video". The band did not attend the awards ceremony.
|Released||April 18, 2014|
|Location||Clevedon, Somerset, England|
|VEVO views||71 million+|
- Writers - John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott
- Producers - John Ryan, Julian Bunetta
- ↑ iTunes "You & I" EP by One Direction
- ↑ Instagram Video by One Direction
- ↑ YouTube You & I single announcement
- ↑ onedirectionmusic.com You & I Single Release And Remix
- ↑ YouTube One Direction - You & I (Radio Edit) [Official Audio]
- ↑ YouTube.com Pre Order You & I Now!
- ↑ http://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/did-one-direction-plagiarise-their-latest-music-video
- ↑ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2588018/One-Directions-Niall-Horan-clutches-hot-water-bottle-films-Somerset-Harry-Styles-Liam-Payne.html