Louis FT. The Writers of Back To You

 Back To You's registration on BMI & ASCAP

Back To You's registration on BMI & ASCAP

On May 27, 2017 it was discovered that Louis had a new song registered titled Back To You. While there is no listed performer, Louis is documented as a songwriter alongside four other artists - one of which he has been associated with in the past. Let's meet the writers of Back To You.

Sarah

Sarah Blanchard

TWITTER: BABYTHESIX

BAND TWITTER: THESIXMCR

Sarah Blanchard is the only female writer associated with the track. Sarah is currently in a writing collective called The Six alongside Back To You writers: Richard Boardman and Pablo Bowman. She is a composer/lyricist. She has worked with a few different artists on predominantly pop dance songs with 17 credited tracks to her name.

Her most popular song to date seems to be Clean Bandit's electronic pop song with Jess Glynne tilted Real Love. Here are the lyrics to Real Love to get a taste of her writing style:

Oh, you've got the feeling that I wanna feel
Oh, you've got the feeling that I know is real, real, real
It's in the way you look, it's in the way you love
And I can see that this is real
It's in the way you talk, it's in the way you touch
And I can see
This is real, real, real, real love
This is real, real, real, real love
You give me that feeling, you give me that feeling
You give me that, you give me real love
You give me that feeling, you give me that feeling
You give me that, you give me real love
Oh, before you I was searching for a rarity
Oh, you showed me things I never thought that I would see
It's in the way you look, it's in the way you love
And I can see that this is real
It's in the way you talk, it's in the way you touch
And I can see
This is real, real, real, real love
This is real, real, real, real love
You give me that feeling, you give me that feeling
You give me that, you give me real love
You give me that feeling, you give me that feeling
You give me that, you give me real love
Time won't waste, and we just learn
To take it slow and wait our turn
Held my breath, 'cause I believe
That you'll find me
real, real, real, real love
This is real, real, real, real love
You give me that love, real love
You give me that love, real love
You give me that love, real love
You give me that love
This is real, real, real, real love
This is real, real, real, real love
This is real, real, real, real love (you give me that feeling, you give me that feeling)
You give me that, you give me real love
This is real, real, real, real love (you give me that feeling, you give me that feeling)
You give me that yeah, yeah, yeah
You give me that love, real love
You give me that love, real love
You give me that love, real love
You give me that love

Rick

Richard Boardman

TWITTER: WHOISTHESIX

BAND TWITTER: DELPHICMUSIC & THESIXMCR

Richard Boardman is a member of the group called Delphic. Richard is also currently in a writing collectivecalled The Six alongside Back To You writers: Sarah Blanchard and Pablo Bowman. He is a multi instrumentalist and while he does enjoy providing vocals for tracks, he predominantly sticks to the instruments and lyrics. In an interview with BBC Music, Rick said he "loves a character in a voice", which leads us to believe he adored Louis' unique voice.

He has 31 registered songs to his name, and has also worked on Real Love by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne. There is a photo of Rick and Louis that will be shared later on in this article.

Pablo

Pablo Bowman

TWITTER: PABLOBOWMANNAVA

BAND TWITTER: INTHEDREAMLIFE & THESIXMCR

Pablo Bowman is in a band called The Dream Life and describes his band's music as "euphoric sadness for the soul". Pablo is currently in a writing collective called The Six alongside Back To You writers: Richard Boardman and Sarah Blanchard. He has 13 registered songs to his name and one of them is of course Back To You. His band is heavily supported by previously spoken about artist Richard Boardman, demonstrating the connects between the artists.

His debut song with his band The Dream Life is tilted Lonely. Here are the lyrics to Lonely to get a taste of his writing style:

Get up outta' bed, get up stop drifting [x8]

You tried to give me all your love
But I didn't realise
You thought I didn't get enough
Seen heartbreak in my eyes
You could have given me a clue
You let me wait in vein
I would have given it to you
I'm lonely yet again

I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I waited patiently for you
But you didn't realise
You left the air beside me blue
Delusions in my mind
I could have wanted something new
Some nights I stop and stare
I would have given it to you
I'm lonely yet again

I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely
I'm lonely l-l-l-l-l-lonely

Get up outta' bed, get up stop drifting [x12]

Nick Gale

DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS

TWITTER: DIGIFARMANIMALS

INSTAGRAM: DIGIFARMANIMALS

Digital Farm Animals is a stage name for Nicholas (Nick) Gale. Nick is a British DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. He is signed with SYCO Music and is an EDM-focused artist. On February 22, 2017, Nick posted this photo of him, Louis, and Rick Boardman on Instagram, with the caption:

"Recorded a banger with @Louist91 this week and now off to the #BritAwards tonight."

Recorded a banger with @Louist91 this week and now off to the #BritAwards tonight.

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(L to R: Louis Tomlinson, Nick Gale, Rick Boardman)

Based on the fact that Nick confirmed they had recorded a song, and Rick Boardman and Louis were present, it is believed that Back To You was recorded this day.

Nick has worked with artists such as:  Dua Lipa, will.i.am, Little Mix, Louisa Johnson, R. Kelly, Nelly, Blonde and even Liam Payne.

Based on the information/content found, we can assume Nick knows Rick Boardman as they are both well known British songwriters/producers. Rick worked on Clean Bandit's song with Sarah Blanchard and has shown social media support for Pablo Bowman's band. Rick could be the reason such a talented group of people have joined forces with Louis to create what we know as Back To You.

- Miya