Some of the tracks on Midnight Memories
were literally created after midnight, during late-night sessions with the guys on the road. The group's 3-D movie, This Is Us
, shows Zayn Malik recording parts for this song during a nighttime session. "I woke him up — they had just done two shows that day," Bunetta recalled to MTV News. "They're back on the bus; I woke him up at three in the morning or something. Zayn likes to sleep, so I had to wake him up and we just set up in the studio in the hotel room. And after we recorded 'Best Song Ever,' that was the last vocal for that."
"But what they didn't show (on the film) was us recording 'You & I
' after that cause I needed ad-libs on 'You and I,'" Bunetta continued. "If it [hadn't been] that time of night and we weren't in that moment, [because] whatever happened in that moment, was when he came with that, and he just hit that amazing high note at the end chorus. It was things like that on the fly, we had to do it, we had to go with it, and amazing stuff came out of it."