LIve While We’re Young was to have been released on Monday (24 September) but the leaked copies of the video on the internet made them bring forward the official release of the video to today.
The group released a statement saying: “We wanted our fans to see the video and hear the single in the proper way so we’ve moved the premiere to tonight.
“We’re really excited about LWWY, we’ve worked really hard on it and we can’t wait for everyone to see and hear it.”
After the band and their management released the statement the song was immediately aired on several radio shows.
The song is the first single to be released from their 2nd album Take Me Home. There is a huge amount of expectation on One Direction’s new video as they have recently won the award for Best Pop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards for their song What Makes You Beautiful.
The video shows the boys messing around in a 4×4 and will please many fans by showing most of the groups with their tops off as well as this rather strange shot of Harry Styles with a giant banana between his legs. Some reference there we think to talk of his prowess with the ladies!
One Direction have their own VEVO video channel and this has already picked up over 574 million views before the new video was released tonight. Check back in a day or two and see what figure it has reached by then.
You can check out the video for Live While We’re Young here
The singer said today: “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!
“At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days. This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there!
“I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding.
“Big kiss! And will see you very soon! Shakira.”
It was announced earlier this week that Shakira is to be one of the coaches on the next season of The Voice in the US. She will be replacing Christina Aguilera in season 4 of the show next year as Aguilera wants some time of from the show to concentrate on her singing career.