LISTEN: Here’s One Direction’s First Zayn-Less Single, ‘Drag Me Down’

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Happy Anniversary, Directioners
Harry Styles has a message just for you.

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:

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.