Released on Thursday (October 12), "Just Like You" is a mid-tempo track, which was co-written by the 25-year-old star alongside producer BURNS and Jesse Thomas. At three-and-a-half minutes, the song hears Louis strip down all the things that come with fame and showcase his share of issues. "I'm just like you/ Even though my problems look nothing like yours do/ Yeah I get sad too/ And when I'm down I need somebody to talk to/ Yeah, I feel the same way as you would do too/ Same stress, same sh*t to go through," he sings during the hook.
Prior to the song's reveal, Tomlinson admtted that "Just Like You" does a good job at representing his current musical vision. "My next single will be a bit later this year but I wanted to share this with you now. This is for you lot ! #JustLikeYou," he tweeted. "The song will go live on the usual platforms at midnight local time. NZ and Aus be ready. This is one of my favourites from the album. Conceptually I think it's sums me up! This song is for you"
In a previous interview with The BBC, Tomlinson admitted that he was "really attached" to the cut as it's "all about this view of celebrities [and] that we're impenetrable and almost not human." "Fundamentally we all have the same problems," he added.
Click here to buy Louis Tomlinson's "Just Like You" on iTunes.
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