In the same week that their former fifth band-mate signed big solo deals with both Turn First Artists management and RCA Records, the newly Zayn-less One Direction have dropped the first single from their upcoming fifth album without so much as a press release beforehand!
‘Drag Me Down’ was co-written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta, with Ryan and Bunetta providing production duties as they did on the likes of previous One Direction hits ‘Best Song Ever’, ‘Steal My Girl’ and ‘Night Changes’. Was Malik in-Zayn to leave the band? Or after the tepid reaction to their most recent album Four, did he get out at the right time? Is that song actually about him? Either way, you can take a listen of ‘Drag Me Down’ below: