Zayn Malik dripping in water? Yes please!

So, I love pretty things! I like colourful bunting, twinkling fairy lights and dusty pink leaves on autumn trees.

But most of all, I luuurve pretty boys - so you can imagine, combined with the above, the dizzying affect the new One Direction video Live While We're Young has had on me.

Cold. Wet. Flannel. Please...

Yesterday, an unauthorised poor quality clip of their latest vid was leaked on the web and prompted the boys to bring forward the release of the official Live While We're Young video. And hallelujah!

Just one more watch,' I protested over and over to my editor this morning - hooked on the sight of the fivesome looking noticeably buffer as they wet T-shirted around in a pool.

And I'm not ashamed to admit I've had it playing on repeat ever since.

Looking all post-party hungover, the video includes scenes of a guitar-playing Niall Horan sporting a pair of Ray-Bans, a tightly-groomed Louis Tomlinson manoeuvring a 4x4, and a forever-pouty Harry Styles who's bound to send his army of fans wild as he shows-off his becoming-more-manly naked pecks off to camera.

But dressed in a checked shirt, skinny jeans and seductively snarling under his scruffy highlighted quiff, Zayn Malik's the one who takes a lead role instead of Liam Payne (and his new haircut) - and I blame him for turning my mere affection with the boys into a bordering on unhealthy obsession.

How does this boy keep on getting fitter?

I mean, when his quiff deflates as the water drips from his hair and down his neck onto his body...

Well, I should probably keep those thoughts to myself, but you get my gist - I'm sure this vision's not only made me but other One Directioners very happy indeed!

Live While We're Young is the debut single from the band's second album Take Me Home.

 

 

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