You’ve gotta give it to One Direction and their ability to release the same song over and over again and still sound so good. Pressed anti-fans and OLD people will say they’re just a bunch of one-trick-ponies, but I say that they’ve found their own sound and they’re stickin’ with it.
Their latest single, “Best Song Ever,” sees the band elevating the scope of their bubblegum pop-rock to extra-anthemic levels. It’s a little louder and dirtier, but still essentially the same thing they’ve been doing since “What Makes You Beautiful.” I could say that it’s got their biggest shout-it-out-loud chorus to date, but all of their uptempo singles score a 10/10 in that category, so it’s virtually impossible to rate one over another.
I almost found a flaw in “Best Song Ever” on the hooks-for-dummies post-chorus “oh oh oh / yeah yeah yeah” bit, but the “oh” dropping into “oohhhhhhzzz” totally saved it.
Get into it below before 1D’s record label pulls the link.