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!”
Finally we get to say this ! have waited a long time but our new single Drag Me Down is out !!! http://t.co/ZNONKQKXqd
– Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 31, 2015
We wanted you guys to have our new single first so here it is! http://t.co/Nnp8jrBnEg
– Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 31, 2015
Thank you for all your constant support. Hopefully you love it , we’re proud of it 🙂 — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 31, 2015
Bit of a surprise ! Check out our new single! It’s called Drag Me Down & I hope you love it as much as we do https://t.co/HPJn2Kij5M
– Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 31, 2015
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.