November 24, 2017 / 10:25 PM

Stay Connected

One Direction 'Love You Goodbye' Review: Dramatic Breakup Song Debuts Ahead of New Album

by Carolyn Menyes   Nov 10, 2015 15:18 PM EST

Close
Music Minute: Harry Styles makes solo debut, Ed Sheeran headlines Teenage Cancer Trust concert

The countdown to the release of One Direction's new album Made in the A.M. is on, and with just three days remaining, 1D gave fans another taste of its final album before its lengthy hiatus, the power ballad breakup song "Love You Goodbye."

For those who had been missing the 1980s influence on the new One Direction tracks, worry no longer. "Love You Goodbye" is dripping with the sort of dramatics and intense ebbs and flows that could be found on One Direction's previous albums FOUR and Midnight Memories.

"Love You Goodbye" is a slow building track, with a slight piano accompanying the first verse. But, as the song goes on, more instrumentation is added and the track grows into a massive crescendo, marked by co-writer Louis Tomlinson's massive high note.

The music is all big and dramatic, which helps to balance out the sad breakup tale of the lyrics. "Oh, why you wearing that to walk out of my life / Oh, even if though it's over you should stay tonight / If tomorrow you won't be mine, baby won't you give it to me one last time / Baby, let me love you goodbye," the boys sing in the chorus, asking for one final night before their relationship ends forever.

"Love You Goodbye" is the latest song to be released from One Direction's new album Made in the A.M., following the release of a string of promo tracks and singles "Drag Me Down" and "Perfect." The album will be released on Friday, Nov. 13.

See More One Direction

Real Time Analytics