Is there a hidden meaning in One Direction’s “Perfect” that the media has been overlooking?
One Direction is promoting their new album Made in the A.M. with a pre-release that has fans revved up. Of course, the real story behind One Direction’s new song “Perfect” release is the vast array of interpretations of the lyrics — and the fact that no one may be paying attention to the Larry Stylinson angle.
Currently, One Direction’s “Perfect” is already a huge success within its first day in the charts. In particular, the Standard states on October 16 that “Perfect” has placed One Direction at the top of the iTunes charts — and the video will be filmed in NYC.
In addition to posting a link to the new One Direction song, the media has several speculations about the meaning behind the lyrics. For example, Rolling Stone points out that One Direction could have been writing an “ode to bad boys and their rebellious personas.”
Another One Direction speculation is that the “Perfect” lyrics are Harry Styles’ response to Taylor Swift’s 1989. USA Today points to several of the lyrics in One Direction’s “Perfect” — and ties them into the fact that they might be talking about a female celebrity such as Taylor Swift.
However, there seems to be some holes in this argument because Harry Styles probably doesn’t want to be the person Taylor Swift can “love from time to time” as the lyrics to “Perfect” state.
Alternatively, could everyone be missing the point about whom One Direction’s new song was written about because they forgot about Larry Stylinson?
Online, fans call the rumored relationship between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson “Larry Stylinson.” As the two main songwriters for the One Direction song “Perfect,” it is clear that fans will be monitoring Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson’s song to see if there are any hidden messages.
But are there any obvious clues that Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are writing about their alleged romantic relationship in “Perfect”? Lyrics from One Direction’s “Perfect” include the following according to Lyric Genius.
“If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms … And if you like having secret little rendezvous … If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do … Then baby, I’m perfect.”
While they could have been writing “Perfect” about their romantic interactions on tour, One Direction has their own statement about the lyrics.
In their own words, two days before “Perfect” was released, Louis Tomlinson and One Direction talked to the press. According to an October 14 report from Yahoo, Louis stated that the song was not about long-term romance, but that “it’s more about the moment.”
Louis Tomlinson continues by stating that they wrote One Direction’s “Perfect” to be about a guy that isn’t your “typical Romeo” or “knight in shining armor.” Instead, One Direction wants to lead their listeners into an imaginary world with the kind of guy that is “just not taking it so seriously.”
Regardless, One Direction maybe writing a song called “Perfect” because they are rich. On October 16, UTV stated the following.
“Financial records for the boy band’s company, 1D Media, have been released and the documents reveal the group earned $118m in 2014, with profits of $72.5m. The figures show the singers made $323,200 a day over the 12-month period, giving them a daily pay packet of around $30,400 each.”
On top of being rich, other boy bands have declared One Direction as their defeaters. The Metro reports on October 16 that the boy band Take That have stated that One Direction is “the biggest boy band in the world.”
In the meantime, One Direction is playing in Ireland — and the local news is preparing for the three-night all-weekend event. On October 16, the Irish Mirror reported that Jamie Lawson will be opening for One Direction and “all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.”
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