Yesterday, One Direction shocked everyone by pulling a Beyonce, releasing the first single, “Drag Me Down,” from their fifth studio album, without warning. At about 10pm last night, the Internet lost its mind as One Direction, sans Zayn Malik, released the new single without warning, tweeting about their single that just dropped moments before.
One Direction have been working on trying to shed the bubble-gum pop boy band image put forth through the early stages of the career, and have done so with little success. “Drag Me Down” may be a game changer for the band, who sound the closest to alt-rock they have ever been.
You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.
Listen to the song below.