One Direction Tells The 'Story Of My Life': Hear The New Single

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One Direction's latest "Midnight Memories" single will make "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing" purists do a double-take -- it sounds as if the world's biggest boy band is fully embracing alternative rock music. Listen to "Story Of My Life" below:

The follow-up to the rock-tastic "Best Song Ever" begins with little more a few careful acoustic plucks and overarching vocals that gently convey a broken heart. Soon, "Story Of My Life" picks up with a steady drum pattern and space-filling backing vocals that recall the folky chants of none other than Mumford & Sons.

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"Story Of My Life" premiered on Friday (Oct. 25), one month before "Midnight Memories" hits retailers on Nov. 25. Earlier this month, the 1D guys released the mature "Midnight Memories" album artwork as well as the 14-song track list; "Best Song Ever," which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart, will lead the follow-up to last year's "Take Me Home."

Two days before the album release, One Direction will host "1D Day," a seven-hour live stream broadcast connecting the superstar boy band with fans across the globe. Expect some entertaining stories aside from "Story Of My Life" during the seven-hour event.