AceShowbiz - %cOne Direction% took over "Good Morning America" on Tuesday morning, August 4. Visiting the show as the latest guests for its Summer Concert Series, the British boys delivered the first TV performance of their new single "Drag Me Down" for a huge crowd packing New York City's Central Park.
Standing in front of thousands of excited fans, %cHarry Styles%, %cLiam Payne%, %cLouis Tomlinson% and %cNiall Horan% energetically led a massive sing-along to the song, which marks their first without %cZayn Malik% who left the band back in March. They also played their other hits like "Story of My Life" off 2013's "Midnight Memories" and "Steal My Girl" from last year's "FOUR" on the show.
"Drag Me Down", a preview of the group's upcoming fifth album, arrived without prior notice late last week. The song went on to top the iTunes charts in 80 countries and shatter Spotify's one-day stream record with over 4.75 million plays. Additionally, Zayn gave the single his stamp of approval, calling it "sick."
During their appearance on "GMA", the four-piece also sat for an interview with host %cMichael Strahan%. Speaking about how Zayn's departure affected the group, they said, "When you lose a member of your team, obviously everyone gets close together. It's still going great, and that's what this album is about. We're still going strong, and we're all still here."
Tomlinson also confirmed during the chat that he's going to be a first-time dad. "Obviously, it's a very exciting time, so I'm buzzing, thank you," he said.