It's an indication of how quickly life moves for the lads of One Direction that their idea of ancient history appears to be 2012.
That's when Harry Styles — the youngest (and arguably dreamiest) member of this British boy band — was 18, an age he and his mates recall on their new album as though the memory were nearly lost to the mists of time.
"I have loved you since we were 18," they sing over strummed acoustic guitar in "18," as full of yearning as James Garner at the end of "The Notebook." "I want a love like you made me feel when we were 18."
The exaggerated emotion of youth? Well, duh — that's the business One Direction is...