Based on the lyrics, the song could be inspired by a rough patch in Payne’s relationship with Cheryl Cole. Here are a few telling lines:
“Baby heard you been talking about me lately. Telling all your friends how much you hate me.”
“We always on and off until you’re on me.”
“You want to break up just to fix it now.”
The refrain even goes, “You said it was over. But your clothes say differently on my bedroom floor.”
Watch the video to listen to the song and hear the lyrics.
“We both like that song and it’s been her favourite from the start,” he holds radio host Nick Grimshaw.
Cole also tweeted her enthusiasm for the new song.
In addition, Zayn Malik dropped his song “Dusk Till Dawn” in September and Harry Styles released his self-titled debut album in May. Louis Tomlinson also recently debuted his song “Just Like You.”