One Direction's Drag Me Down video: did they leave a space for Zayn?

Published Friday, Aug 21 2015, 10:08 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
One Direction have released 'Drag Me Down', their first music video without Zayn Malik, but is the former boybander there in spirit?

Eagle-eyed Directioners have been asking that question on Twitter, after watching the new NASA-themed video and noticing a few places where a blank space appears to have been left among the bandmembers.

The space reserved for Zayn?

One Direction's Drag Me Down video

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1D trained at NASA in new music video.

In the glossy video, actually filmed at NASA, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan are seen training at the space academy ahead of jetting off into space on a special mission.

Fans have noticed, however, in a few parts of the video, there appears to be an unnatural space between the boys, as if they have subtly left room for their departed colleague. Whether that was intentional or not, who knows! The band only released the video today and haven't done any interviews about it yet, but in the meantime, take a look at what the fans mean below:

'Drag Me Down' was filmed at NASA'sJohnson Space Centre in Houston, where the boys actually trained and filmed at real facilities available to astronauts.

Liam trains inside the International Space Station replica, while Louis drives the Space Exploration Vehicle rover, which is a prototype vehicle design that could be used with wheels on Mars.

Meanwhile, Niall filmed on the Partial Gravity Simulator which mimics what it's like to experience partial gravity on the moon, asteroids or Mars. Harry is seen meeting Robonaut, a human-like robot which is now aboard the International Space Station.

'Drag Me Down' is the band's first release since Zayn's departure in March, when he quit the band mid-way through a world tour. The song was released on 31 July around the world and immediately topped charts EVERYWHERE. It set a record for the most streamed song in the first week of release in the UK and broke the record on Spotify for most streamed track in one day. It was also their fastest-ever selling single in the UK.

There is no stopping these guys, right?!

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