Louis Tomlinson came outta nowhere and hit us with a BOP! The beat, provided by Digital Farm Animals and The Dream Life, is very unique and super catchy… and Bebe Rexha sounds perfect singing alongside Mr. Tomlinson. “Just Hold On” with Steve Aoki was a solid song, but in my opinion, “Back To You” is far more superior.
“Just Hold On” is more of what you would expect from a One Direction member… not that that’s a bad thing, but like, “Sign of the Times” and “Slow Hands” are the types of singles that catch you off guard, and leave you pleasantly surprised. Directioners, you following me so far? I wanted Louis to hit us with the unexpected… and I think he did that with his first OFFICIAL debut solo single.
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Honestly… this is my favorite debut solo effort from any of the guys. “Slow Hands” would probably be my #1 if it were Niall Horan’s first single, but it’s not, it’s his second one. And “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles is very innovative, and I think good for the pop genre overall, but as far as my personal taste goes… I’m more of a “Back To You” type of guy.
I did have a couple ‘negative’ comments, if you want to call them that. One has to do with the music video, and the other is about a certain, brief part of the song that I feel like it could have done without. Peep the video below to find out what I’m talking about, and to hear me dissect the song.
—Mike Adam/92.3 AMP Radio