Back to You (Louis Tomlinson song)

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"Back to You"
Louis Tomlinson - Back to You (Single Cover).jpeg
Single by Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals
Released 21 July 2017
Format
Genre Pop
Length 3:10
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Louis Tomlinson singles chronology
"Just Hold On"
(2016)
"Back to You"
(2017)
"Miss You"
(2017)
Bebe Rexha singles chronology
"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)"
(2017)
"Back to You"
(2017)
"Meant to Be"
(2017)
Digital Farm Animals singles chronology
"Digital Love"
(2017)
"Back to You"
(2017)
"Arms Around Me"
(2017)
Music video
"Back to You" on YouTube

"Back to You" is a song recorded by English singer and songwriter Louis Tomlinson, featuring Albanian-American singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha and British DJ and producer Digital Farm Animals. It was written by Tomlinson, Digital Farm Animals, Pablo Bowman, Richard Boardman, and Sarah Blanchard, while the production was handled by Digital Farm Animals and Tommy Danvers. The single was released on 21 July 2017;[1] its accompanying music video premiered the same date.

Background and release[edit]

"Back to You" is the second solo single released by Louis Tomlinson after the announced hiatus of One Direction. The song is set to be included on his debut studio album, which will be released via his own label, 78 Productions.[2] It was later confirmed Tomlinson signed a solo recording deal with Epic Records.[3]

On 26 June, it was announced via two consecutive tweets from Tomlinson's Twitter that the song would be released at the end of July.[4][5] The release date was later confirmed as 21 July.[6] Parts of the music video were shot at Doncaster Rovers Football Club's Keepmoat Stadium.[7] As of June 2018, the music video has received more than 270 million views on YouTube.[8]

Composition[edit]

"Back to You" comprises mid-tempo beats and piano chords.[9] Lars Brandle of Billboard noted an "urban-textured" production.[10] Lyrically, the song discusses returning to an on-again, off-again relationship.[9][7] Tomlinson declared about its composition:

This song stood out to me across everything I've written. It’s quite minimal in the production; it's something that, even melodically, is quite different to something I would normally do.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Wass of Idolator wrote in his review, "As far as 1D solo offerings go, this is fairly solid."[9] Mark Savage of BBC Music described the track as "a brooding pop concoction."[7] In Entertainment Weekly, Ariana Bacle called it "[an] infectious jam."[12]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[13]
No.TitleLength
1."Back to You" (featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals)3:10
Digital download – Digital Farm Animals and Louis Tomlinson Remix[14]
No.TitleLength
1."Back to You" (featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals) (Digital Farm Animals and Louis Tomlinson Remix)4:22
Limited edition CD single[15]
No.TitleLength
1."Back to You" (featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals)3:10
2."Back to You" (featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals) (Digital Farm Animals and Louis Tomlinson Remix)4:22

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[54] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[55] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[56] Gold 40,000^
Italy (FIMI)[57] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[58] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[59] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[60] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[61] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[62] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label(s) Ref.
United States 21 July 2017 Digital download Original
[13]
Italy Contemporary hit radio Sony [63]
United States 25 July 2017 Epic [64]
31 July 2017 Hot adult contemporary [65]
Various 4 August 2017 Digital download Digital Farm Animals and Louis Tomlinson Remix
  • 78 Productions
  • Epic
[14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 People's Choice Awards[66] Solo Pop Star Will Rule Summer of 2017 "Back to You" Won
Year Award Category Work Result
2017 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards[67] Best UK & Ireland Act Himself Won

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