Louis Tomlinson is the fifth and final member of One Direction to embark on a solo career. (His feature on Steve Aoki’s “Just Hold On” doesn’t count!) Of course, the 25-year-old isn’t exactly alone. He teams up with Bebe Rexha for debut single, “Back To You.” The surprisingly mellow bop documents an on-again/off-again relationship over mid-tempo beats & piano chords. “I call you but you never even answer, I tell myself I’m done with wicked games,” Bebe begins the exchange. “But then I get so numb with all the laughter that I forget about the pain.”
It’s then Louis’ turn to get a couple of things off his chest. “I know my friends they give me bad advice like move on, get you out my mind,” he counters. “But don’t you think I haven’t even tried, you got me cornered and my hands are tied.” They come together for the emo chorus: “I love it, I hate it, and I can’t take it but I keep on coming back to you.” As far as 1D solo offerings go, this is fairly solid. You can listen to the Digital Farm Animals-produced track below from midnight (ET) tonight.