Louis Tomlinson Switches Things Up With New Single “Kill My Mind”

Mike Nied | September 5, 2019 11:34 am

Louis Tomlinson breaks new creative ground with the release of “Kill My Mind.” The One Direction alum has explored a variety of sounds since launching his solo career. He kicked things off by linking up with Steve Aoki on their heartfelt floor-filler “Just Hold On.” After that came the sparse, emo-pop musings of his Bebe Rexha-assisted “Back To You.” The musical evolution continued on “Just Like You” and “Miss You.” Then the 27-year-old struck gold with his tender ballad “Two Of Us.” Out today (September 5), his latest switches it up again.

This time he channels a ’90s-inspired indie-pop sound. The end result feels like a natural progression from the pop/rock fusion of “Miss You.” And it works well for the “Drag Me Down” hitmaker. Over a production courtesy of Jamie Hartman, Louis finds himself dangerously enchanted by a love interest. “You’re a nightmare on the dance floor. And you hate me, and I want more,” he croons on the opening lines. He’s even more addicted on the chorus. “And you won’t let go of your hold on me. You kill my mind. Raise my body back to life. And I don’t know what I’ll do without you now.”

It’s nice to hear Louis taking some sonic risks instead of chasing a trend. Hopefully it pays off and nets the solo star his next big hit. Press play on “Kill My Mind” below and let us know what you think.

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