Louis Tomlinson opens up about the struggles of fame on new song Just Like You, confirms debut album release for 2018

Just Like You is a "special fan track release" ahead of his next single later in the year.

Louis Tomlinson has released a new track today (Oct 12), called Just Like You.

The song is a "special fan track release" rather than a proper single. That's expected to follow later this year (around the X Factor live shows, we're guessing), while his debut solo album has been confirmed for a 2018 release.

Listen to Just Like You below: 

Just Like You is also available to listen on iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play here.

Just Like You lyrics

It’s the guy from the one band Cigarette in my left hand Whole world in my right hand 25 and it’s all planned Night out and it’s 10 grand Headlines…

LOUIS TOMLINSON Just Like You by Directlyrics

The mid-tempo song was co-written by Louis with producer BURNS and Jesse Thomas. BURNS produced Britney Spears's recent single Make Me, the lead single from her latest album Glory.

"Just Like You is a song I'm really attached to," Louis said. "It's all about this view of celebrities that we're impenetrable and almost not human, but fundamentally we all have the same problems. 

"Heartbreak feels the same, loss feels the same, all these feelings are the same for all of us." 

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Just Like You follows Louis's recent single, Back To You featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. The song reached Number 8 on the Official Singles Chart and has notched up 296,000 combined sales to date, including 12.7 million streams.