It goes without question that ‘One Direction’ has been making some serious waves in the music industry. They are of course a boy band singing the usual love songs that seem to be getting a lot of attention lately. With their rosy cheeks and amazing voices, it seems that these boys have been stirring the demographic pool of females all around the world. But who are they and where did they come from? We all know that they worked very hard on the reality show X factor, but who are they individually? The last time a boy band got this amount of attention in the local front of Trinidad and Tobago, it would probably have to be ‘Surge’ back in 2006 with their one time single ‘In your timing girl.’ The song still brings about a bit of toe tapping and head bobbing when heard. I will be one hundred percent honest when I say I had no idea the members of ‘One Direction’ were British. The first time I heard about them was not on X factor but through some friends who were obsessed over their song ‘What makes you beautiful’. For a person who is a diehard Caribbean music fan, I was surprised how well the song sat with me. I did however think that they were American to the bone, considering that their accents were far off from British when they were singing. Nonetheless, they were the new sensation and I was intrigued to find out a bit about each of them.
Eighteen years of age and according to TMZ a couple of the boys have been caught drinking beer already. Not that there is anything wrong with an adult drinking beer, but one has to argue that the audience they are attracting doesn’t consume alcohol…well at least most of them do not. Considering that his parents got divorced since he was five, and being this successful, clearly shows that divorce doesn’t necessarily mean a failure is about to be produced.
I have serious issues with Zayn Malik. He clearly is seeking out the attraction of every female on the face of the planet. I have had females who are in their 30’s or late 20’s proudly stating that they have a massive crush on Zayn. He is now 19 years of age so I guess that makes things pretty legal. Well Zayn does have a thing for older women, dating Rebecca Ferguson who was also a contestant on X factor. She is now 25 years of age. The relationship lasted only four months though…I wonder if the age difference had anything to do with it? Lol!
Apparently there is this fight between the fans of Zayn and Liam who have been competing as to which of the two records highest on a thermometer. All humans read approximately 37 degrees Celsius on a medical thermometer, so I really do not know what the fuss is all about. Liam turned 18 this year and apparently when it comes to hook ups on the X factor show it seems to be quite normal. He currently dates a dancer by the name of Danielle Peazer. The relationship has been going on for almost a year and a half. Some of the dancers associated with Liam, have received death threats because of their professional relationship. Wow…and we all thought being with a celebrity is a dream but in reality it’s more like a death threat nightmare!
Honesty is the best policy. When I saw their first video, I was like ‘this boy needs to cut his hair’. It’s thick and looks ‘oooggggggllllyyy’. Of course many female fans would disagree with me, citing that he is the best looking of them all. I would say that Harry has a genuine interest in good music citing people such as Elvis Presley and the Beatles as people who he looks up to for inspiration. Harry Styles, I say to you: “Style your hair and you may very well be the Justin Timberlake of One Direction in the future to come”.
Why does no one talk about Louis? Poor Louis…I never heard anyone talk about Louis being hot and irresistible….Why is the world so cruel? Is it because he is old (he clocks in at 20)? Is that too old for a ‘one directioner’? Anyway, Louis admits to failing his Advanced Level Exam when he was a form six student. He was busy having fun starring in musical productions at his school. However, it seems that failing the exam is not necessarily all that is needed to become a success. Ambition and drive has taken him forward.
So these are the members of ‘One Direction’. Yes, they have penetrated our musical airways like many others before them and many others who will come after them. To be honest, their music is good and I am putting it out there that I am a fan. I just never thought boy bands would be popular once again. Seems just like metro jeans, history always has a way of repeating itself!