Surprise and Happy Friday: One Direction has just made the start of the weekend even sweeter.
The boys — Harry Styles, dad-to-be Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne — have released their first single since the departure of your future favorite new solo artistZayn Malik. 1D dropped “Drag Me Down” in the wee hours of Friday morning via iTunes and Spotify. Have a listen:
Naturally, Directioners all over the world have been reacting on Twitter. Here’s a sampling:
— Fress (@njallslaugh_) July 31, 2015
SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW CAN HUMAN VOICES SOUND AS GOOD AS NIALL LIAM LOUIS AND HARRY’S VOICES HOW HOW H O W #DragMeDown
— ilysm zayn (@njhisart) July 31, 2015
— Anne (@reciterharry) July 31, 2015
BUT WE CAN FINALLY HEAR PERFECTLY NIALL’S VOICE DURING THE CHORUS AND I CANNOT BE MORE HAPPY ABOUT IT!! #DragMeDown
— •MARIE•✨ (@M_P_B1D) July 31, 2015
BUT I CAN SAY THIS SONG JUST PROVED TO PEOPLE WHO SAID THE BOYS WILL FLOP WITHOUT ZAYN THAT THEY STRONGER THEN EVER WELL DONE #DragMeDown
— Ruth // PLS NIALL (@pop_ruth) July 31, 2015
The new track comes just off the heels of Malik’s new record deal with RCA. The former One Direction member has promised to bring “#realmusic” from the “#realme.”
Go ahead, listen to “Drag Me Down” for the third or fourth time. You’ll have trouble getting the chorus out of your head all weekend long, anyway.