Louis Tomlinson gets honest about life ‘Just Like You’

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He’s just a normal kid

Liam should take notes from Louis. Liam is still singing the same old fucking song that’s been out since May while Mr. Louis is on this third solo single. Oh, Liam. sigh. Anyways, Louis Tomlinson released another single.

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While it’s not as catchy as “Back to You”, that song is still a motherfucking jam, “Just Like You” is a nice little slow bopper. The song is all about his struggle with being famous and how he is just like you, hence the name of the song. It’s an extremely open and honest song that is refreshing.

The lyrics are just talking about how he is just the same as his fans and that he shouldn’t be put on a pedestal and worshipped like a god because he’s “famous.” That’s the refreshing part of the song. It just him speaking the truth and just shooting the breeze. It also has this really nice beat that is just relaxing and doesn’t overpower the lyrics. It just flows really well all together.

Louis just needs to release his album already because from the last three singles, it sounds like it’s going to be a smash. Especially if there is more like “Just Like You” and “Back to You.”

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Single Review: Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha are on and off again in “Back to You”

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Louis Tomlinson is back in a new single! It’s his second solo single and boy, is this single so much better than his first single. There wasn’t any wrong with the first single just to clarify but it would have been way better.

Before “Back to You,” I really haven’t heard of this Bebe Rexha lady. If you are like me and didn’t know who she was, she’s an American singer-songwriter that was on G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself, and I” before Britney slayed it. She also wrote some songs for some other people. Her music isn’t bad actually. She released a few EPs and that’s about it.

“Back to You” is a slow bop that you will get addicted to if you aren’t careful. It’s an infectious song with lyrics that hit home to a certain degree because they are talking about an on and off relationship that is a little toxic. The chorus is what really get’s stuck in your head. I also enjoyed hearing Louis say fuck and bullshit. It’s always a good time hearing people drop an f-bomb that you wouldn’t normally hear.

The only thing I had to complain about when it came to the song is the fact that it started out with Bebe part in the song. When I first heard it, I wasn’t sure it was the right song. It was off-putting just because it’s Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha and not the other way around. That’s pretty much my only complaint. It’s a little complaint and it’s probably me just nitpicking. Update: Louis was being a gentleman and letting the lady sing first. Not 100% confirmed.

The music video is just following them around as they go on about their life before reunited and pretty much sing the song out. Not sure what the point of all of it is but it wasn’t a bad music video. It could have been a little bit better. I can’t wait to hear the song performed because I feel like it’s going to be YUUUGGGGEEE (please make sure you say that in a Donald Trump voice).

“Back to You” is classic pop bop with an infectious hook and beat. The fact that Bebe starts off the song and not the main artist is confusing at first but you get used to it. This is probably the strongest single that has been put off by the someone from One Direction that didn’t leave the group.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Top 5ive: One Direction

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It’s time to reminisce about what is arguably the biggest boy band of the 2010s. It’s time to countdown the top 5ive songs from One Direction.

Formed on the 2010 season of the British version of “The X Factor,” the foursome that was a fivesome literally shook the music scene during their first six years before they took a well deserve hiatus. So let’s get started!

5. “Best Song Ever”

This song signaled a change in style for 1D. They slowly to transition to a more mature sound. They moved away from “Bubblegum pop” like their first two albums and their new sound was mature and kind of retro using different band influences to create a new song that really wasn’t on the radio. “Best Song Ever” was probably the last truly “bubblegum pop” song that the did and was the best way to get their fans and the mainstream radio into their sound. Oh, this was the song also started the “One Direction ripped of insert classic song.”

4. “Little Things”

Written by Ed Sheeran, “Little Things” was the first ballad to showcase what they could do as a ground on slow numbers. It’s a love song about loving every little thing about a person. Every guy has a part and it’s truly the best. It’s a simple song that will make anyone’s heart melt. It was a perfectly crafted pop ballad. Luckily, it wouldn’t be the last.

3. “Drag Me Down”

Their first song without Zayn in the group and they pretty much proved that they really didn’t need him. Zayn leaving actually proved to let Niall and Louis voice be more prominent. It also showed that it wasn’t going to change anything about them. “Drag Me Down” was the perfect way to show they were standing strong together and keep what made them a hit that they were. The best part of the song? Niall’s vocals on the chorus.

2. “What Makes You Beautiful”

“What Makes You Beautiful” is such a catchy song. The beat is infectious like a bad case of herpes. Everyone heard it and knew the words to it. It was the song that you couldn’t get out of your head even if you tried. They also started the stereotypical boy bands performing at the beach while looking adorable and attainable. It was the start of panties flying at them. They were young British males that were attractive and could sing. They would be swimming in panties.

1. “Story of My Life”

Probably the most iconic ballad by 1D, “Story of My Life” is the best song that group has released next to “What Makes You Beautiful.” The only reason this song is higher is based on the fact that it was a song that everyone liked. It was a well crafted pop song that you couldn’t help but like, even if you didn’t listen to pop music. “Story of My Life” was a masterpiece.

 

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The Battle of One Direction’s solo singles

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It’s time to go into the arena as it’s time for another edition of “Pop Project Versus.” We are going to battle as it’s the Battle of One Direction. That is right, We have the first single from all five original members and now it’s time to see who’s first single will reign supreme in the kingdom of Directioners. Yes, Zayn is in this because he was still in the band.

So here’s how this is going to work. Unlike previous battles, we will doing this in a countdown listing. The singles will be ranked by chart performance in the UK. If there is a tie, then we will go into the US Billboard Hot 100. So let’s rank the One Direction solo singles.

5. “This Town” by Niall Horan

The lowest in the chart of any of the solo singles, Niall’s first song “This Town.” came in on the UK Single Charts at number 9. He’s also the only member not be in the top five, which is sad because it’s a very beautiful song. It could be because it’s not pop like the music in One Direction. It’s more folk pop, which honestly just suits him better than anyone expected.

4. “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne

While Liam’s song is the newest of the solo singles, “Strip That Down” made it to the third spot on the UK Single Charts. Apparently Liam’s promise of full frontal nudity if it goes to number one didn’t help with promotion. It’s the weakest of the single but at the same time, it’s the most catchy besides the single at number one. It also pissed off the directioners, which is why it wasn’t number one. It will be interesting to see what Liam’s album will be like. Click here for my full review of “Strip That Down.”

3. “Just Hold On” by Louis Tomlinson

While I didn’t do a review of “Just Hold On,” I think it’s safe to say that Louis’ single with his friend Steve Aoki totally came out of left field. It was a style that I didn’t think he would take. I figured that Louis would have taken a pop rock route and not the EDM/Dance pop. It’s amazing song either way. So amazing that it made it to number two on the UK Single Charts. It’s an uplifting dance song and who doesn’t love that?

2. “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles

Now the next to singles were a tie on the UK Single Chart. Harry single was something that we’ve been wanting for months and months. It was something that we knew was coming but wasn’t sure when. “Sign of the Times” was everything we expected out of a Harry Style’s single. It made it to number one on the UK Single Chart and number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. It’s classic soft rock/pop song but it’s not as good as the song at  number one. Click here for all of my reviews of Harry Styles’ solo work.

1. “Pillowtalk” by Zayn

The first member to leave the group and make release a solo single “Pillowtalk” leads the way and is the pinnacle of their solo singles. Zayn’s first single was/is everything. It was something that wasn’t expected of him. It said fuck and was about sex, something that One Direction never covered. The chorus got stuck in your head for days. It was so good that it was number one on both the UK Single Chart and US Billboard Hot 100. Zayn is still proving being the best solo act that came out of One Direction. Click here for all of my reviews of Zayn’s solo work.

 

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