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One Direction fans are reacting to the release of the group's new single "Story Of My Life." 

The British boy band is going in a different direction this time around, infusing a touch of folk into its usually upbeat and catchy pop tunes. 

Fans seem to be embracing the more mature new sound, taking to Twitter with their enthusiasm after its release on Friday.  Many tweeted that they were in tears after listening to the single, which is the second off their upcoming Midnight Memories album. 

Several "Story Of My Life" hashtags started trending worldwide shortly after its release as well.  Some called it the "best song ever," taking note of the irony because of the title of the group's previous single, "Best Song Ever."  

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