Well, that’s…not really all that life changing LOL. Looks like the big news is a stadium tour. FYI: that means way bigger venues. As a comparison, venues they are touring now hold around 20,000 (at least for DC show). Stadiums hold 50,000 to 90,000. From Unreality TV:
One Direction’s Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne & Louis Tomlinson plan press conference in Wembley to announce stadium tour!
Various news outlets have revealed that they will be in attendance tomorrow, when the announcement is made at midday and Entertainment.ie’s Caroline Foran tweeted:
“Not gonna lie, cannot WAIT to go to Wembley tomorrow to find out @OneDirection’s big announcement. Cue a load of teenagers hating my guts.”
Gemma Murphy from Red FM wrote:
“Off to London tomorrow to see One Direction & find out what this big annoucement is #TickTock http://www.onebigannouncement.com ”
The Media Eye posted:
“@onedirection make ‘special announcement’ at press conference on Thursday”
Since the video looks sort of homemade, I’m guessing this Hailey chick is taking the internet route to fame…but it’s actually super catchy and she doesn’t sound half bad. This is the song Tswift should have released.
I’ve promised to do a better job covering Union J because I like them and want them to succeed. I think it’s important to show there are all kinds of boybands and they don’t all have to be cookie cutter images of each other. I tend to get caught up in the 1D drama and forget to post about Union J, but I’m going to work on doing a better job! Anyways, this is their first single. During my “coming out” drama today, someone said this song seemed appropriate and I agree! I love the lyric videos that show you who’s singing which part! Here’s the official video, too:
Remember that moment when you first googled “one direction” and then the subsequent downward spiral? I’m really hoping this won’t be a horrible moment of deja vu. I figured I better study up before June 23rd when I go see One Direction because I don’t want to be 5th row (or 1st if you guys help me win – shamless contest plug – click my link: http://hot995.com/c/?bpe ) and not know a single 5SOS song or even who’s who in the band besides Michael. Because let’s face it…we all know who Michael is by this point. So here’s the Cliff Notes if you need them:
Calum and Luke seem to both sing vocals – they share that really. They both seem so Glee-ready, I’m surprised they Ryan Murphy hasn’t stolen them yet. Calum and Luke have a bunch of videos up from 2011 of themselves singing (following the Justin Bieber “cute boys posting videos of themselves singing” method to fame…seems to have worked out). This Rolling in the Deep cover is pretty amazing:
Their names all seem straight out of a young adult novel. I’m expecting them all to have some sort of hidden supernatural power. I’m sure Calum is a warlock, Luke is a werewolf, Michael is a vampire, and Ashton is some kind of winged angel type thing. Now give me millions of dollars, Paramount. I just find you your replacement for Twilight. Or at least make this into a tv series of the CW. You won’t even have to change their names:
Calum Hood (vocals, bass): He has a real nice vocal tone if I can go all Randy Jackson for a moment. He also seems to like to take pics of himself with his eyebrows all scrunched up.
Luke Hemmings (vocals, guitar): Has a really good voice, too. Has a tendency to look a bit high in photos. 420 y’all!
Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals): The only member who I actually knew by name/face, thanks to Harry (and Harry’s hickey).
Poor Michael got a ton of unnecessary twitter hate because people are asshats and can’t deal with pics like this without losing their damn mind. I personally like Michael because I feel like he’s “helping” if you know what I mean. After the excessive weekend of “Harry is a manwhore” articles, we got Michael/Harry couch cuddling and Michael tweeting that Harry gave him a hickey, so he’s A-ok in my book. Think of him as an emo Captain Niall and all will be well:
Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals): He plays drums. While googling for his pictures, I stumbled across a tumblr full of 5SOS imagines and quickly had to eject. These dudes are even younger than 1D and I feel pervy for thinking Ashton is adorable.
Here’s an actual official video of Heartbreak Girl:
and here’s Calum and Luke doing Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran. Sure, go ahead and sing my favorite Ed song like you’re a couple of angels why doncha, ya little shits:
Here’s a clip of them from December 2011 singing Teenage Dirtbag.
And here’s their full set from one of the O2 shows in case you can’t see them live or want a preview:
So there ya go. If I got any of this shit wrong, well, just remember I’m all old.
When I heard Harry did this, I got all excited. We need a closer view! Louis apparently watches intently during Harry’s drumming. I thought we’d get some real drumming from Harry. But, this’ll do for now.
I actually attempted to teach myself drums a few years back until I needed cash and had to sell my drum kit. I think I could do a passable, if amateurish, rendition of Rock Me.
This morning when that video came out and everyone heard “Taylor Swift,” I heard it, too. So, when I saw Lisa’s post about it saying “Ted,” and not Taylor Swift, I was skeptical and put on my earphones. The first video was kind of crappy quality, but the newer video is much clearer and I have to admit – I think she’s right! In the video above, it’s at 1:38. Headphones help.
Here’s another version where it’s clearer at 3:05:
And here’s the older one with crappier sound – at 2:13:
I keep looking for where this rumor originated (please, don’t tell me it was some update account, which it probably was…i want it to be true!), but if it really IS the next single, I think that’s a good choice. It’s perfect for radio and I think it will do well. And hello, the music video would be awesome!