by Meghan Lewis
I like to think this new band has become my current infatuation for good reason.
First, they are British and Irish. The attractiveness of their accents goes without saying.
Second, their hair really intrigues me. Harry looks like he has a mop thrown on his head and Louis just looks like he hasn’t seen a brush in years. But somehow, it works.
They also came from a fairly humble background. The boys competed in Britain’s 2010 season of “X Factor” and were originally each rejected as solo artists. Later they were thrown together as a group. I know, I know, “they must not be very good if they were all turned down by the judges.” My theory is the judges just wanted to put all the talent in one place. This would ensure their fame and increase the level of heavenly sound by five. Smart thinking judges.
They don’t have typical choreographed dance routines when performing. The boys don’t really dance, and if they do, it’s usually freestyled. They are also writing about half of the songs on their next album, which shows that they are a little more than just pretty faces.
All five of them are also surprisingly amazing at soccer. Come on, who doesn’t like a cute footballer?
Lastly, they have tried to explain to me multiple times what makes me beautiful. I don’t know about you guys, but that never really seems to get old.
I honestly can’t pinpoint exactly what it is that makes me love this new group so much, but I think it is safe to say I have caught the One Direction infection. And as a 17 year old girl that should be way past this stage in my life, I am pretty unembarrassed about this new found love. I accept this quirky part of me. Bring on the boy bands.