After One Direction announced its hiatus, Louis Tomlinson assisted Steve Aoki for “Just Hold On.” That EDM track peaked at No. 2 on the UK charts and performed respectably in several other markets including Australia, Sweden and the US. The 25-year-old Brit is back with a new track that’s not as dance driven.
“Back to You” is Tomlinson’s official debut solo single. The chill pop number features production from Digital Farm Animals and guest vocals from Bebe Rexha. Even though Louis is the lead artist, he let Bebe sing the first verse. How chivalrous 😉
Tomlinson explained to BBC why this decision was made. “We recorded a version where I sang first – but you’ve got to do what’s best by the song,” he said. “With the emotion she gives it, and the way she opens up the song, it always had to be her, really.”
If it connects with radio and on the charts, I have no doubt his record label will fast track his debut solo album. Since its release at midnight, it’s already hit No. 1 on iTunes in 35 countries. Check out the music video below.
Louis Tomlinson ft. Digital Farm Animals & Bebe Rexha ‘Back To You’ Music Video