Two years ago, on December 10, 2016, Just Hold On was released by Ultra Music. This was Louis' first solo song release. It was written by Louis Tomlinson, Steve Aoki, Eric Rosse, Sasha Sloan, and Sir Nolan and produced by Steve Aoki, Sir Nolan and Jay Pryor. Louis and Steve performed "Just Hold On" for the first time on the finale of The X Factor UK. The music video for Just Hold On was released on March 8, 2017.
Just Hold On went Gold in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland, UK, and the US and Platinum in Australia, Canada, Italy, and Sweden. At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, Just Hold on won Best Collaboration and was also nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Song.