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Night Changes is a song recorded by English-Irish boy-band One Direction. It is the second and final single from their fourth studio album, Four (2014).

The single was released on November 14, 2014 worldwide, three days prior to the release of Four.

It was also the group's last single featuring Zayn, as he announced his departure from the group in March 2015.

Lyrically, the song states about seizing the time in life while gaining love along the way.

Background

"Night Changes" was revealed as the album's second single in an interview with radio host Scott Mills.

This song was penned by frequent songwriters Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. Its title came about from a falling out between the trio. "My studio is at my house where we record the record, so we all come to my house and we hang out, the boys come in," Scott told MTV News.

Scott has a young child so tends to it a day before his songwriting colleagues. "These guys just work through the night, and one night, I came down to the studio, and three songs that I thought were sounding amazing when I left had been changed drastically through the night," he added.

Scott, was unhappy with the changes that were made, but his unhappiness at what had happened inspired the "Night Changes" title. "The song is nothing about that, but the idea and the word came from me coming in the morning, because you get a bit delirious and you never quite know what you're doing," he said. "But it was fine and all was resolved and we had a great song title."

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

Music Video

Music Video Information
One Direction - Night Changes

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 280,625,382 (as of May 09, 2019)

Synopsis

The official music video was released on November 21, 2014 and directed by Ben Winston. Liam Payne's real-life girlfriend Sophia Smith was involved in the shoot, but did not appear on-screen.

The video is a point of view of going on a date with all members of One Direction. The five dates take place in five different locations: a date with Zayn at an Italian restaurant (which apparently he owns as he greets cooks in the back and introduces his date to a waiter), a drive in the country with Louis, a night in playing Monopoly and Jenga next to a fireplace with Niall, ice skating with Harry and at a carnival with Liam.

As their date progresses, it goes from best to worst.

  • Zayn's date's ex-boyfriend comes in and pours water and food on Zayn, which prompts her to leave Zayn as he looks on in disbelief. 
  • Harry spots a couple doing a trick on the ice rink and attempts to do it with his date, but both end up being injured.
  • Liam and his date go on a ride in the carnival, but Liam becomes nauseated and throws up in his date's hat.
  • Niall tends to his fireplace, but his sweater catches on fire and goes to grab a towel to put it out, only to tip over a jug that stains his date's dress.
  • Louis gets pulled over by the police and attempts to joke with the policeman, who becomes displeased and places Louis under arrest, and the date sees Louis in the back of the police car heading away from her.

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.

Teasers

One Direction - Night Changes (5 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (5 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (4 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (4 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (3 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (3 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (2 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (2 days to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (1 day to go)

One Direction - Night Changes (1 day to go)

Behind the scenes

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 1)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 1)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 2)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 2)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 3)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 3)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 4)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 4)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 5)

One Direction - Night Changes (Behind The Scenes Part 5)

Audio

One Direction - Night Changes (Audio)

One Direction - Night Changes (Audio)

Live Performances

Night Changes - One Direction TV Special -HD-

Night Changes - One Direction TV Special -HD-

One Direction - Night Changes - RTL LATE NIGHT

One Direction - Night Changes - RTL LATE NIGHT

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

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

2014-0

2014-0

One Direction - Night Changes (Royal Variety Performance 2014)

One Direction - Night Changes (Royal Variety Performance 2014)

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

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

Other versions

Acoustic

One Direction - Night Changes (Acoustic)

One Direction - Night Changes (Acoustic)

Remix

One Direction-Night Changes (afterhrs remix)

One Direction-Night Changes (afterhrs remix)

References

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