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Who Is "Back To You" About? Louis Tomlinson's New Single Sounds Very 1D

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Louis Tomlinson's "Back To You" is finally here, people!! One Direction fans, rejoice. All of your boys now have official solo careers.

Tomlinson has been teasing "Back To You" for months, originally saying it was to be released at the end of June, then changing the date to the end of July.

The single dropped early this morning, July 21, and fans are pretty much just dying at the fact that Tomlinson is back on the charts. ("Back To You" is already on 30 top-selling charts worldwide, so that's impressive.)

The song, featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, is — WAIT FOR IT — about relationships.

It sounds a lot like One Direction's old music, except with more mature lyrics and only one boyband heartthrob crooning into our ears.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1 this morning, July 21, Tomlinson explained why he loves the song so much.

He said,

I think, especially with this song, it kind of stood out to me across everything that I've written so far for the album, really, because it's quite minimal in the production, it's kind of something — even melodically — feels different to what I would normally do, so that was exciting to me. We all know those people that you're kind of like, you probably shouldn't be together, but you just keep finding your way back to each other. It's kind of just writing about that most extreme of that relationship situation.

Fans are pretty much losing their minds over it.

You can check out the full "Back To You" lyrics below.

Bebe Rexha opens things up with her verse, the pre-chorus, and the chorus:

I know you say you know me, know me well But these days I don't even know myself, no I always thought I'd be with someone else I thought I would own the way I felt, yeah I call you but you never even answer I tell myself I'm done with wicked games But then I get so numb with all the laughter That I forget about the pain Whoah, you stress me out, you kill me You drag me down, you fuck me up We're on the ground, we're screaming I don't know how to make it stop I love it, I hate it, and I can't take it But I keep on coming back to you

Then Louis (FINALLY) comes in during the second verse:

I know my friends they give me bad advice Like move on, get you out my mind But don't you think I haven't even tried? You got me cornered and my hands are tied

They come together for the pre-chorus:

You got me so addicted to the drama I tell myself I'm done with wicked games But then I get so numb with all the laughter That I forget about the pain

Then Tomlinson gives the chorus and the bridge a solo run:

Whoah, you stress me out, you kill me You drag me down, you fuck me up We're on the ground, we're screaming I don't know how to make it stop I love it, I hate it, and I can't take it But I keep on coming back to you (back to you) Oh, no, no, I just keep on coming back to you (back to you) Oh, no, no, I just keep on coming back to you And I guess you'll never know All the bullshit that you put me through And I guess you'll never know, no

Then Tomlinson and Rexha sing the rest of the song together:

Yeah, so you can cut me up and kiss me harder You can be the pill to ease the pain 'Cause I know I'm addicted to your drama Baby, here we go again Whoah, you stress me out, you kill me You drag me down, you fuck me up We're on the ground, we're screaming I don't know how to make it stop I love it, I hate it, and I can't take it But I keep on coming back to you (back to you) Oh, no, no, I just keep on coming back to you (back to you) Oh, no, no, I just keep on coming back to you Back to you I just keep on coming back to you

There's no music video for the single just yet, but Tomlinson did release a bunch of teasers for the video on his Twitter leading up to the release of the song.

He even released a seven-minute video of him heading to an airport looking ~forlorn and pensive~.

Louis Tomlinson on YouTube

The video features "Back To You," just without any of the lyrics. But he does type the lyrics to the chorus out on a note in his phone at one point... so that's something, I guess.

Anyway, welcome back, Louis!