Half a decade flies by when you are listening to majestic pop songs, am I right, One Direction fans? One Direction celebrated five years of making beautiful music together with an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge where they performed a set of songs designed to reduce you to goosebumps. The most moving moment came at the end of the set when One Direction covered Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" — the first song they sang together as a group way back in 2010 when they were competing on X Factor. The emotions in the studio were very real as the guys poured their hearts into the song that started it all for them.
Meanwhile, the Twitter-sphere dissolved into tears, and understandably so — the performance shows just how far the band has come since they started out. Their latest rendition of "Torn" was both cleaner and more emotional than their first one was back in 2010. For fans and the band, the moment was heavy with nostalgia as it marked the beginning of a new era for the band. With their latest album Made In The A.M. releasing Friday, November 13, the guys are officially entering a new phase in their careers.
"Torn" will always hold a special place in their hearts and the hearts of their fans, and I think they did everyone proud with their moving performance. Check it out below and prepare to feel all the feelings.
I'm not crying, you're crying. Who am I kidding? Everyone is crying right now. The guys even dedicated the performance to their fans just to up the emotion level — as if the situation needed more emotions. The reactions fans had to the performance were a testament to just how much the band means to so many people.
I think this Twitter user speaks for everyone: There's touching and then there's realizing your favorite band is growing up and so are you. Existential crises all around!
Then there was this fan who perfectly summed up the roller coaster of emotions the boys took everyone on:
For their next cover, "Quit Playing Games With My Heart" would be a perfect choice. In the meantime, aim for maximum nostalgia by revisiting One Direction's first performance of "Torn." I will not be held responsible for any 1D related emotional breakdowns that ensue from the viewing of this performance.
No one is ever getting over this, 1D. Once your nostalgia attack subsides, remember there are brand new One Direction songs in your immediate future. Happiness still exists, guys.