Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has said he was influenced by Arctic Monkeys for the lyrics to new single ‘Back To You’.

The track was released earlier today which also features Bebe Rexha and the music video, filmed at Doncaster Rovers FC, is also out today.

When talking to BBC News, Tomlinson spoke about being influenced by bands like the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis and he didn’t want his album to be about “some unfathomable crazy love story”.

He said “My whole mission with this album is to not write these Hollywood-esque songs that talk about some unfathomable crazy love story, I’m so bored of that. Because I’m from up north, I grew up loving the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis. And the way they tell stories is such an effortless thing. It’s real, it’s honest and it’s to the point, you know?

He continued by saying “Now, any of the Arctic Monkeys would be devastated to hear me talking like this, but there is a way of incorporating that conversational honesty into pop. “Again, that’s why bands like Arctic Monkeys are so great. They don’t work on any script or any maths or science. They just say what they feel. If it doesn’t rhyme, it doesn’t matter. If it sounds awkward, it doesn’t matter”.

Watch the Official Video for Back to You below:

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