Yep, there was more than one.
MTV News recently hopped on the phone with three of the video's directors (Ben Winston, Calvin Aurand and Gabe Turner) to chat about the clip, which debuted last Tuesday, and more specifically that final outro.
"I see that a bit too much has been read into that one," Ben admitted. "I think too much has been read into that ending where they walk off in different directions. Because actually, they do run back together at the end. But I don’t know why… Gabe, why did we cut that last shot where they run back together at the end?"
Gabe confessed that the footage just "didn't look that great," and that there's really no need to overanalyze anything because the foursome are on a break, after all.
Aside from the small ending note in "History," the directors also spoke about the feelings they wanted conveyed with this video. "It is celebratory because it’s been an incredible ride for everyone. It’s been a joyous thing. It's always been a really positive experience," Aurand explained. "But obviously the emotion of it lies in the fact that they are taking a little break, and in the moments in the video where they hug and such, where you can kind of feel that it’s not just the fans that are emotional, but they are too. They love their fans and they love what they do, and I think the video was just trying to share with their fans that they feel the same way."
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