It was an eventful week for One Direction fans — the band dropped their first single as a foursome, “Drag Me Down,” a few days after Zayn Malik announced he’d signed a solo contract with RCA — and now Malik has given his former bandmates a show of support for their new song.
“Proud of my boys the new single is sick,” he tweeted on Saturday. “Big love. :) x.”
Proud of my boys the new single is sick. Big love. :) x
— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 1, 2015
Malik revealed Wednesday that he signed with RCA, explaining that he left the band “for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am.”
Other members of One Direction, meanwhile, tweeted about “Drag Me Down,” which is currently sitting atop iTunes’ Hot Tracks chart after its surprise release.
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
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
Thank you for all your constant support. Hopefully you love it , we’re proud of it :)
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 31, 2015
You can listen to “Drag Me Down” below.
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