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“Two Of Us”
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Information
Released

March 7, 2019

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2018

Writers

Louis Tomlinson

Two Of Us is a song recorded by Louis Tomlinson for his forthcoming solo debut album. It was released as a single on 7 March 2019. The single will be his fourth solo release and his second with no features.

Lyrically, the song is about recovering from losing his mother, Johannah (Jay), in 2016.

Background Edit

Days after it was announced Tomlinson would be transitioning from Epic Records to Arista Records, the promotional rollout for "Two Of Us" began. A series of mobile "hot spots" were placed around the world for fans to uncover using phones to play short clips of Louis being interviewed about his new music. For the Buenos Aires hotspot, the clip featured Louis talking about writing "Two Of Us": "I wasn’t ready to write this song, but I knew I needed to. There’s a lot of responsibility in writing a song like this. Actually, in my head, I wanted to be further into my career to write this...a massive song. [Before recording] I heard the first verse and the chorus. It just made so much sense to me. I had to get involved in the song, I think it’s really powerful, but I also don’t want people to get caught up in the sadness. I want it to be helpful. If it can help a person going through a shit time, that would be good.”

Reception Edit

The song received a positive reception from critics, with most praising the highly personal lyrics and emotional vocal performance. On the charts, the song debuted in the iTunes top 5 of most countries and debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes chart

Charts Edit

Chart (2019) Peak

position

Australia Digital Tracks (ARIA) 13
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 26
Hungary (Single Top 40) 7
Ireland (IRMA) 79
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ) 14
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 17
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan) 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 64
US Digital Songs (Billboard) 43

Lyrics Edit

It's been a minute since I called you
Just to hear the answerphone
Yeah, I know that you won't get this
But I'll leave a message so I'm not alone
This morning I woke up still dreaming
With memories playing through my head
You'll never know how much I miss you
The day that they took you, I wish it was me instead

But you once told me, "Don't give up
You can do it day by day"
And diamonds, they don't turn to dust or fade away

So I will keep you day and night, here until the day I die
I'll be living one life for the two of us
I will be the best of me, always keep you next to me
I'll be living one life for the two of us
Even when I'm on my own, I know I won't be alone
Tattooed on my heart are the words of your favourite song
I know you'll be looking down, swear I'm gonna make you proud
I'll be living one life for the two of us

I could feel your blood run through me
You're written in my DNA
Looking back in every mirror
I know you'll be waiting, I'll see you again

But you once told me, "Don't give up
You can do it day by day"
And diamonds, they don't turn to dust or fade away (fade away)

So I will keep you day and night, here until the day I die
I'll be living one life for the two of us
I will be the best of me, always keep you next to me
I'll be living one life for the two of us
Even when I'm on my own, I know I won't be alone
Tattooed on my heart are the words of your favourite song
I know you'll be looking down, swear I'm gonna make you proud
I'll be living one life for the two of us

I promised you I'd do this
So all of this is all for you
Oh, I swear to God you're living
Through everything I'll ever do

So I will keep you day and night, here until the day I die
I'll be living one life for the two of us
I will be the best of me, always keep you next to me
I'll be living one life for the two of us
Even when I'm on my own, I know I won't be alone
Tattooed on my heart are the words of your favourite song
I know you'll be looking down, swear I'm gonna make you proud
I'll be living one life for the two of us

One life for the two of us
I'll be living one life for the two of us

We'll end just like we started
Just you and me and no one else
I will hold you where my heart is
One life for the two of us

Lyrics Video Edit

Music Video Information
450px Released March 7, 2019
Length 3:42
Director
Production Co Dan Priddy, Mark Crew, Blackwell
Choreographer
Filmed
Location United Kingdom
VEVO views 10.6 million+

Music VideoEdit

The seven-minute music video sees Louis helping 83-year-old Richard achieve various items on his bucket list. The video ends with several prompts to donate to research-based charities, as Richard lost his wife to Alzheimer's around the same time Louis lost his mother to cancer.

Music Video Information
Louis Tomlinson - Two of Us (Richard's Bucket List Official Video)

Louis Tomlinson - Two of Us (Richard's Bucket List Official Video)

full

Released April 24, 2019
Length 7:12
Director
Production Co Dan Priddy, Mark Crew, Blackwell
Choreographer
Filmed 2018
Location United Kingdom
VEVO views 3.3 million+

Official Video Edit

Music Video Information
Louis Tomlinson - Two of Us (Official Video)

Louis Tomlinson - Two of Us (Official Video)

full

Released May 16, 2019
Length 3:38
Director
Production Co Dan Priddy, Mark Crew, Blackwell
Choreographer
Filmed
Location United Kingdom
VEVO views 2.4 million+

Acoustic Version Edit

Music Video Information
450px Released May 23, 2019
Length 3:46
Director
Production Co Dan Priddy, Mark Crew, Blackwell
Choreographer
Filmed
Location
VEVO views
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