Global superstars One Direction return with the stunningly emotive ballad ‘You & I’, the new single from their record breaking third studio album ‘Midnight Memories.’

‘You & I’ is a mature, haunting anthem written by Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott and John Ryan, who previously teamed up with the band for the smash hit single ‘Story Of My Life.’

The video for ‘You & I’ will go live on April 18th and once again sees the band collaborate with Ben Winston (‘Best Song Ever’, ‘Story Of My Life’ and the movie ‘This Is Us’).

‘You & I’ will be released as a single bundle download containing previously unheard alternate versions of the song, as well as Liam’s first ever remix – dubbed the ‘Big Payno’ remix!

In the weeks leading up to the single’s official release date, fans will be able to follow Liam’s lead and will be given the chance to make their very own You & I remix. An exclusive clip of Liam’s remix will be on the band’s Soundcloud from Friday, along with the vocal stems for fans to download and create their own remix from, before uploading to the ‘You & I – The Remixes’ group. Liam will then publicly playlist his favourite mixes each week.

One Direction were recently named the IFPI’s Global Recording Artist of 2013, marking them as the biggest selling artist in the world in 2013. Before its release in November, One Direction’s third album ‘Midnight Memories’ achieved the biggest pre-order in iTunes history. Upon release it saw the band become the first ever to have their first three albums debut at No.1 in the US Billboard chart, going on to hit No.1 in a further 31 countries. In the UK ‘Midnight Memories’ was the bestselling album of 2013 with the highest week one sales for three years. So far in 2014 they’ve already won a further two Brit Awards, for Global Success and Best British Video for ‘Best Song Ever.’

Next month sees the long-awaited start of One Direction’s huge worldwide stadium tour, taking in the UK and Europe, South America and the USA and Canada – the UK and Ireland legs kick off at Dublin’s Croke Park on 23rd May.

The track list for the ‘You & I’ download bundle is as follows:

1. You & I (Radio Edit)
2. You & I (Big Payno Remix)
3. You & I (Duet Version)
4. You & I (Piano Version)
5. Exclusive Message From One Direction *PRE-ORDER ONLY TRACK