One Direction push the creative boundaries in their just-released “Steal My Girl” music video. Lifted from their upcoming Four record (Nov. 17), the anthemic song praises a girl, for whom the whole world longs. But instead of documenting the lyrics in literal fashion, the boys take a more energetically fun-loving approach, enlisting actor Danny DeVito (as a makeshift video director), a chimp named Eli, sumo wrestlers and a collection of, well, balls to convey the message.
“We've come to the most barren place on earth… to create!” DeVito blasts in the clip, commanding the group to find a new perspective. “Today, we bring life to the desert.” And that’s exactly what they do, as the clip unfolds with glorious results. DeVito also labels the boys with a new set of adjectives, seemingly their new roles in the feature. “You are love,” he tells band mate Harry Styles, then handing the others with new words: Niall Horan is “Light”; Liam Payne “Power”; Louis Tomlinson “Danger”; and Zayn Malik “Mystery.” Makes sense.
Also this week, One Direction announced dates for their 2015 On The Road Again Tour, which includes a slew of cities in Europe and the U.S.