One year ago today, Louis Tomlinson’s single, Miss You was released. The song debuted on the 2017 X Factor Finale. The song has more than 16+ million plays on YouTube and 48+ million streams on Spotify.
"Miss You" was written by Louis Tomlinson, Richard Boardman, Julian Bunetta, Asia Whiteacre, Andrew Haas, Ian Franzino, and Pablo Bowman. The producers were Julian Bunetta and Afterhrs.
Of the song, Louis said, "I wrote this song about a time in my life when I was going out partying every night. In hindsight throughout that time I was pretty numb and just going through the motions. Deep down it was always in the back of my mind that what I really missed was the person that I loved. It was important for me to write something really honest."
Ross McNeilage of MTV News called the song as "an undeniable anthem that sounds 100% Louis" and "a sing-along party tune about the betrayal of partying" and "the depth of the storytelling is disguised with an infectious melody".
Mike Nied of Idolator called it "an anthemic bop similar to his work with 1D", but with "a more mature spin on the band's buoyant sound".
Upon digital release, Miss You reached #1 on iTunes in 22 countries, and was top 10 in 52 countries. On the official charts, Miss You peaked at #4 in New Zealand, #5 in Belgium, #13 in Sweden, #39 for UK Singles (Official Charts Company), and #6 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard).
Check out LTHQOfficial's Operation Miss You, a fan effort to promote the song early last year.