One Direction are put through their paces in the new music video for their latest single, ‘Drag Me Down’.
The track - their first to be released without Zayn Malik, who left the group back in March - has already proved to be the most globally successful of their careers, topping the iTunes chart in a staggering 82 countries.
After much anticipation, the 1D boys have now unveiled the ‘Drag Me Down’ video, which sees them undergoing astronaut training, with NASA.
Liam Payne is seen putting himself through a grueling work-out on an exercise bike (our favourite part of the video, and we won’t pretend otherwise), while Niall Horan is suspended from the ceiling in another scene.
In some good news for the boyband, the video looks set to mirror the song’s success, racking up almost 480,000 views, just two hours after the video went online on Friday morning.
Could they be about to break the Vevo record for most views in 24 hours, currently held by Taylor Swift and her ‘Bad Blood’ “squad”? Watch this space.
We’re pleased to note that the video’s success comes at the end of what has been another rollercoaster week for the 1D lads, which has included accusations of homophobia, over comments Liam made during a concert in the US, and Louis inadvertently involving himself in a Twitter row between Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris.
Scroll up to watch the ‘Drag Me Down’ video in full.