One Direction Releases First Single Without Zayn Malik: Listen to ‘Drag Me Down’ (Audio)

New song comes two days after Malik signed a record deal as a solo artist

Last Updated: July 31, 2015 @ 2:34 PM

One Direction released its first single sans Zayn Malik on Friday.

“Drag Me Down,” which fans can find on Spotify and iTunes, comes two days after Malik signed to RCA Records as a solo artist following his departure from the boy band in March. The pop star dropped the news via Twitter on Wednesday, writing that he will now be able to show fans “who I really am!”

Now Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are using Twitter to promote their latest.

One Direction has been making headlines in recent months after Malik and Tomlinson were publicly feuding on social media, and then news broke that Tomlinson was going to have a baby with Briana Jungworth.

Although there has been speculation that Malik might return to boy band managed by Simon Cowell, it doesn’t seem likely.

Listen to the new song below.