2014 birdcall by One direction

You & I “ is a song recorded by English-Irish male child band One Direction, taken from their one-third studio album Midnight Memories ( 2013 ). It was written by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and Jamie Scott, with production being handled by julian Bunetta and John Ryan. “ You & I ” was released as the album ‘s fourth and final single, inaugural impacting US contemporary hit radio on 15 April 2014 by Columbia Records and late being released in Europe on 23 May 2014. An EP containing a remix created by band member Liam Payne was besides released. “ You & I ” is a easy rock ballad. It received broadly favorable reviews from music critics, who named it a “ cinematic ”, “ elegant ” and more “ grown-up ” ballad. Commercially, the song managed to reach the acme forty in most countries, while it reached the top twenty dollar bill in the UK and top ten-spot in Ireland. A music video recording for the song caused controversy due to the ‘freeze ‘ on sieve being similar to the music video from australian isthmus Clubfeet. The video recording won a Brit Award in 2015.

The “ You & I ” bouquet endorsed by One Direction, named after the birdcall, was released in August 2014 .

Background and free [edit ]

After their successful second base album, Take Me Home, which sold over 5 million copies, [ 2 ] [ 3 ] and their inaugural objective and concert movie, One Direction: This Is Us, the ring announced their third base studio apartment album. “ [ It ‘s a ] identical rock direction, ” Liam Payne said. “ We actually spent a distribute of time writing this album. We ‘re very gallant of it, so we ca n’t wait for it to come out. It ‘s very live sound, identical rock-y, ” he continued, before besides describing it as “ quite ex post facto ”. “ But it ‘s very different so we are hoping people will kind of adjust to the music with us. ” [ 4 ] One of the album ‘s collaborators, Julian Bunetta, who has worked with the ring several times before, including tracks for their 2012 album Take Me Home and their amusing Relief charity unmarried, “ One Way or Another ( Teenage Kicks ) “, talked about the album during an interview with MTV News, annoying, “ I ca n’t truly say, but it ’ randomness gon na be pretty cool. I mean it ‘s just … I mean obviously we ’ rhenium working on new music but they didn ’ t say what the new music is for. It might be for nothing. It might alone be for my ears … or, it might be something that gets put out for the universe to hear. ” [ 5 ] Eventually, Bunetta co-wrote and co-produced nine out of the fourteenth tracks off the standard edition, one of them was “ You & I ”. [ 6 ] After the success of the singles, “ Best song ever “ and “ Story of My Life “, the band released the album ‘s title track, “ Midnight Memories “, as its third individual. however, the song did not reach the same success of the previous singles. On 11 April 2014, the isthmus announced that “ You & I ” was to be the fourthly one, with ring member Harry Styles claim, “ This one is for you, so we hope you like. ” [ 7 ] The individual was released on 25 May, accompanied by an EP, which includes a remix by band member Liam Payne called the ‘Big Payno ‘ mix, adenine well as a piano and couple translation of the song. [ 7 ] [ 8 ]

constitution and lyrics [edit ]

“ You & I ” was written by Julian Bunneta, John Ryan and Jamie Scott, with Bunneta and Ryan besides serving as the song ‘s producers and engineers. It was recorded at the Enemy Dojo, Calabasas ( LA, California ) and mix at The Dark Room. “ You & I ” is a rousing guitar-led lead. [ 9 ] Lyrically, it is a declaration of defiance, [ 9 ] where the band sings, “ You and I, we do n’t want to be like them. We can make it to the goal. nothing can come between you and I. not even the gods above can separate the two of us ”. [ 10 ]

critical reception [edit ]

The song received by and large favorable reviews from music critics. Chris Payne ( no relation to member Liam Payne ) of Billboard called it a “ slowly throng, which sounds ready to get center school gymnasium in a slowdance craze. ” [ 11 ] Michael Cragg of Mirror described the song as “ a delicate, acoustic guitar-lead ballad that sounds very ‘adult ‘ ” and likened it to the exercise of Snow Patrol. [ 12 ] Tim Sendra of AllMusic called it a “ cinematically swoony ballad ” that “ shows the group have a sure-handed way with a big ballad and can tap into some real emotion. ” [ 13 ] Annie Zaleski of The A.V. Club agreed, writing that “ to handle more grown-up songs, their voices have matured and deepened enough, ” citing the “ syrupy delicate rock ‘n’ roll ballad ” “ You and I ” as an case. [ 1 ] Melinda Newman of HitFix named it an “ elegant ballad that will have the long time fans waving their cell phones in the vent, ” besides noting that it “ could be massive ”. [ 10 ] Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times remarked that the song “ could be a cover of Bryan Adams ‘ early-’80s ballad ‘ Heaven ‘. ” [ 14 ]

commercial performance [edit ]

On 1 December 2013, “ You & I ” debuted at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, due to strong digital downloads after the release of Midnight Memories. [ 15 ] Later, the song re-enter at count 49, on 27 April 2014, after the release of its music video, becoming that week “ best rejoinder ”. [ 16 ] The sung kept on climbing the follow weeks, until it reached number 44, on 11 May 2014. [ 17 ] however, after the official release as a individual, the song climbed to number 22. [ 18 ] In Ireland, the song besides debuted after the free of the album, charting at number 45, on the week ending 28 November 2013. [ 19 ] Similar to the UK, it re-entered at number 47, after the music television ‘s dismissal, [ 20 ] before climbing from number 33 to count 7, after its official release. [ 21 ] It became the band ‘s eleventh top-ten single there.

elsewhere, the sung performed reasonably on the charts. In Australia, the song debuted and peaked at number 23, [ 22 ] while in New Zealand, it reached total 22. [ 23 ] It reached the top-twenty in Spain, where it peaked at act 13, but became their first unmarried since their debut, “ What Makes You Beautiful “ ( 2011 ), to miss the top-ten, [ 24 ] while in France, the birdcall only managed to reach number 42, after the album ‘s let go of. [ 25 ] In the United States, “ You & I ” debuted and peaked at number 68, on the week ending 3 May 2014. [ 26 ] however, it became the ring ‘s lowest charting-single there. [ 27 ] As of December 2014, the single sold 382,000 copies in the country. [ 28 ]

music video recording [edit ]

Background and outline [edit ]

The music video recording was shot on Clevedon Pier and directed by longtime collaborator Ben Winston and was released on 18 April 2014. [ 29 ] The television was not actually recorded in one shot, but rather was edited together to appear as if it was. The television sees the band members morphing into each early while walking along the Clevedon Pier in Somerset as they trade lead vocals. As the music video recording proceeds, they continue walking down the pier and collect stop apparent motion images of themselves. [ 30 ] One guidance was honoured with a brass brass from the pier, commemorating their music video shoot. [ 31 ] In February 2015, the video recording won the british Video award at the 2015 Brit Awards. [ 32 ] [ 33 ]

reception and controversy [edit ]

Carl Williot of Idolator thought that “ It ‘s a cool estimate, giving the delusion that it ‘s a single-take ocular, while obviously bringing to mind the iconic close scene in Michael Jackson ‘s ‘ Black or White ‘. ” [ 34 ] Louis Virtel of HitFix called it “ wyrd and chilling. ” [ 35 ] The television garnered controversy as it appears to plagiarise australian band Clubfeet ‘s television for “ Everything You Wanted ”. [ 36 ] [ 37 ] australian production company OhYeahWow declared in a statement on its blog : “ It seems that the chaps of One management have taken it upon themselves to regurgitate our original concept. Do n’t get us ill-timed, we here at Oh Yeah Wow are bad One direction fans and are covetous of their ability to maintain flawless hairdo. ” [ 36 ]

track list [edit ]

CD single / digital download EP
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. “You & I” (radio edit)
  • Bunetta
  • Ryan
2. “You & I” (Big Payno remix)
  • Liam Payne
  • Bunetta
  • Pete Hammerton
3. “You & I” (duet version)
  • Bunetta
  • Ryan
4. “You & I” (piano version)
  • Bunetta
  • Ryan
iTunes Store additional track
No. Title Length
5. “A Message from One Direction” (video) (pre-order only) 1:18


  • ^[a] signifies a remixer

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