One Direction have surprised fans by releasing a new single overnight, entirely unannounced.
Liam broke the news first:
Bit of a surprise ! Check out our new single! It’s called Drag Me Down & I hope you love it as much as we do https://t.co/HPJn2Kij5M— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 31, 2015
His fellow band members quickly followed suit:
We wanted you guys to have our new single first so here it is! http://t.co/Nnp8jrBnEg— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 31, 2015
Finally we get to say this ! have waited a long time but our new single Drag Me Down is out !!! http://t.co/ZNONKQKXqd— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 31, 2015
It's been pretty much breaking the internet ever since:
New One Direction song. I didn't think I could be put in a better mood right now— TheCampingRusher (@TheCampingRush) July 31, 2015
And this poor guy's fan too:
when one direction makes me break my fan pic.twitter.com/TKQhu0ptnZ— issa (@twaimz) July 31, 2015
It's welcome relief for those who've been craving some new 1D music:
We get an album every year we're so spoiled like I was already getting one direction song withdrawal I needed new music.— fatima. (@I_See_You_Larry) July 31, 2015
For some people, Friday has already been sent wildly off course:
i need to get out of bed and shower and eat and do other normal things normal people do but one direction— arfa (@littleblouboy) July 31, 2015
But for most it's just been super emotional:
It's been a tough old night for some Directioners though:
ITS 1 AM AND IM TRYING TO FIND MY ITUNES GIFT CARD IN THE DARK AND I HAVE TO WAKE UP AT 7 AM I HATE ONE DIRECTION— 1D Updates | 5 Years (@1D_Updates_WW) July 31, 2015
I'm not entirely sure, but I think that this means Fern likes it:
the single is called drag me down because one direction is constantly dragging us down to the pits of hell— fern (@wormkink) July 31, 2015
For other fans, this will make life just feel worthwhile:
ITS 1 AM ONE DIRECTION JUST DROPPED A NEW SINGLE I AM SO ALIVE— L ☪ (@awehnarry) July 31, 2015
And Mac? Yeah, I think Mac likes it too.
I can't believe how much one direction wants me dead— mac (@harrynstuff) July 31, 2015
The news is welcome respite for the group's legion of devotees, who have been embroiled in a bitter battle with Zayn Malik since he signed a new record deal and vowed to make “real music” after nearly five years with the band.
The first single from the 1D's new album, due out later this year, Drag Me Down's release was announced online in the early hours of the morning by Liam Payne, who also goes by Payno.
It follows in the footsteps of Sam Smith and Beyonce, who have released tracks with no big build up in the past.
The single is 1D's first in eight months, since previous effort Night Changes reached number one in Indonesia and Belgium and made its way to seven in the UK singles charts.
The boys are hoping the music will speak for itself, and based on the reactions online, it’s going down pretty well amongst the hardcore Directioners.Reuse content