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One Direction Releases First Song Without Zayn Malik — Listen To ‘Drag Me Down’

Fri, July 31, 2015 7:20am EDT by Avery Thompson 12 Comments

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! One Direction surprised us all on July 31 by dropping their first song for their next album. ‘Drag Me Down’ is the band’s first song since Zayn Malik’s departure, and it is AMAZING! Click to LISTEN!

Excuse us while we listen to One Direction’s new song all day long! Harry Styles, 21, Louis Tomlinson, 23, Niall Horan, 21, and 21-year-old Liam Payne have released their first song titled “Drag Me Down” since Zayn Malik, 22, left the band in March 2015. The song is unlike any 1D song we’ve ever heard before, and we’re loving it. But is the song about Zayn? Listen for yourself and find out!


The boys took to Twitter on July 31 to announce the new single, their first for their upcoming album. The official release for “Drag Me Down” said the song “showcases a more mature One Direction sound,” according to Entertainment Tonight. The song comes just a few days after Zayn announced he was signing a record deal with RCA to make “real music.” But let’s get to the good stuff. Listen and obsess over the lyrics to “Drag Me Down” below!

I’ve got fire for a heart, I’m not scared of the dark
You’ve never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul and baby you’re a bow
Baby, you’re my only reason

If I didn’t have you there would be nothing left
A shell of a man that could never be his best
If I didn’t have you I’d never see the sun
You taught me how to be someone, yeah

All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down
All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Can drag me down

I’ve got fire for a heart, I’m not scared of the dark
You’ve never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul and baby you’re a bow
And baby you’re my only reason

If I didn’t have you there would be nothing left
A shell of a man who could never be his best
If I didn’t have you I’d never see the sun
You taught me how to be someone, yeah

All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down
But you’re love, nobody can drag me down

All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down
All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down
All my life you stood by me when no one else was ever behind me
All these lights that can’t blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

HollywoodLifers, what do you think of “Drag Me Down?” Is it One Direction’s best song yet? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson