During promo for Just Hold On almost 2 years ago, Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki did an interview where they talked about how Louis’ fans had adopted Steve.
Of Louis’ fans, Steve said, “They’re the definition of what a fan is. They get together, they rally around the song, they rally around what’s important, and they get these songs in front of people’s faces. They get these songs in front of taste-makers, the other fans, you know, radio. Like, they’re like the army of bees, like going around and doing this amazing work that I think any artist would dream to have to help push a song.”
Here’s a copy of the adoption certificate that made the rounds when fans “adopted” Steve!
Louis’ “army of bees” are busy preparing for the release of his new single. It’s a guarantee that fans will spring into action, buying, streaming, and requesting the song.
Fans are still waiting for news about the interview Louis Tomlinson did as well as a release date for his new single. Here’s what else happened this week:
1/12: Louis tweeted Ocean Alley about their song, Confidence. He also followed them on Twitter.
1/13: Louis tweeted Tom Walker about Tom’s Brit Awards nomination.
1/13: Louis tweeted his photographer about Yorkshire Tea.
1/14: The interview who interviewed Louis for The Line of Best Fit said to focus on Louis’ lyrics when the new single comes out.
1/14: Louis was nominated for Best European Act for Top 50 Music Awards
Voting is still going on for the National Television Awards where Louis is nominated for Best TV Judge. Voting closes January 22. Vote here.
For today’s Tasty Tuesday, we have Louis Tomlinson staying hydrated by drinking some water. Louis isn’t the only one who’s thirsty. Fans are thirsty for Louis’ new single. The interview with The Line of Best Fit should be out any day now and the single shouldn’t be too far behind!
The Line of Best Fit is the UK's biggest independent website devoted to new music, read by more than two million people a month.
According to the interviewer from The Line of Best Fit, who heard the new single, “a tip: focus on the lyrics”. We can’t wait!
It’s 2019 and fans are eagerly anticipating new music from Louis Tomlinson. Here’s what we know at this point:
Interview: Louis’ interview with The Line of Best Fit is coming - most likely on January 15th or 16th. The interviewer said mid-month.
Single: Fans are wondering if Louis will drop his single this Friday or next since the interviewer from The Line of Best Fit heard the single and it would make sense to drop it around the same time as the interview.
Photoshoot: House of Solo did a photoshoot with Louis that should be coming in February.
Merch: Louis has some merch that appears ready to go as it’s been spotted on him and his friend on several occasions and pictures complete with clothing tags have leaked online.
Plans: Louis recently tweeted his goals for 2019 are “Get the single out , get the album out , get on tour! Got to reward you lot for your patience!”
Tour: Tour dates do not seem firm yet as he replied “Nothing confirmed yet” to a fan asking if the UK would be the last leg of the tour.
We’ll keep you posted as we know more!
For today’s Sunday Smiles, we’ve got a video that is just 3 minutes of Louis Tomlinson laughing during various interviews and appearances. Some of the clips are from his One Direction days while others are from his solo career, but they’ll all make you giggle right along with him!
Fans will hopefully have something to smile about soon. Louis’ interview with Line of Best Fit should be coming out any time now as will his new single. Fans are excited to hear new music from Louis. His last release, Miss You, was over a year ago so fans are curious what new sounds and lyrics he’ll put out. You can hear some songs and snippets we’ve gotten so far on the Debut Album page and find out more about each one on the Music Tracks page.
As we get closer to the release of Louis Tomlinson’s new music, one question is - what will he wear for his album and/or singles shots? Let’s take a look at the previous releases to see the fashion he chose for those!
Back To You’s photo featured Louis in ripped jeans, a plaid, and sneakers, looking casual. The CD Single featured a track suit in burgundy. Both are casual looks - one more sporty to go with the stadium setting and the other more casual to fit the pool hall where it was shot.
Just Like You’s photo is from the same pool hall, but with Louis wearing jeans and a short sleeved casual shirt.
For Miss You, Louis wore a tracksuit and turtleneck, going athleisureluxe for a night on the town.
Louis’ stint as an X Factor judge gave us a mix of cozy graphic sweaters paired with trousers or high-end track suits when he was mentoring contestants.
He seems to prefer bolder, darker colors - reds, greens, black and occasionally yellows. While jeans featured prominently in his earlier releases, will he stick with those are choose trousers or joggers for the next one?
Hopefully, we won’t have too much longer to wait to find out!
When we first started LTHQOfficial.com, we did a series of polls to find out more about Louis’ fans and what they wanted. Now, over a year later, let’s revisit these results!
Where are fans from?
Europe and North America practically tied, with Europe having a slight edge. South America, Australia, and Asia are almost tied as well!
How old are you?
It’s no surprise that the mid to upper 20-year olds top the list! They’ve likely grown up with One Direction and now have followed Louis into his solo debut. The 30, 40, and 50 year olds are all pretty even for the next most popular age group.
How long have you been a Louis fan?
These results were the most evenly spread between answers. The newest and oldest fan groups were at the bottom of the list.
What kind of merch would you like to see from Louis?
Most of the desired merch is no surprise, but what is a bit of a surprise is how high the Coffee Table Book ranked. Fans love seeing pictures of Louis and a book of photos of Louis ranked higher than even t-shirts!
What would you like to see on Louis’ merch?
Fans are in luck on this one. From the leaked merch pictures we’ve seen, Louis’ hoodie and joggers do indeed feature the Smiley Face Logo! Interestingly, for as much as fans like photos of Louis, they don’t want his face on a shirt as much as they do phrases and logos associated with him!
To see our other polls, check out our Polls page. What other polls are you interested in?
One year ago, Louis Tomlinson was nominated for iHeartRadio’s Best Solo Breakout award. After several months of heavy voting by fans, Louis won the award.
He posted this video to thank the fans. Louis said, "Most importantly, I have to thank you guys - the fans. [...] Every single person - every single one - that voted for this award: thank you, thank you so much. We really have done this together."
Louis said he was "over the moon" to have won and ended the video saying “Here’s until the next one!” With Louis’ solo music coming very soon, we’re sure there will be more awards in Louis’ future.
Louis Tomlinson has been missing in action since New Year’s. Fans are still awaiting news about his single and are patiently awaiting the release of his interview with Line of Best Fit. Here’s what else happened this week:
Today’s Tasty Tuesday is a throwback to Louis Tomlinson with the tea. One thing fans wish Louis would spill the tea on is the release date of his single! We’re still waiting for news about his single and debut album release dates.
For today’s Music Monday, we have a video called The Ultimate Louis Tomlinson Music Evolution (Voice & Appearance). It’s probably not THE ultimate since it doesn’t include any of his solo songs, but it’s a good look back at Louis’ voice and looks over the years.
Fans are hoping they are closer to getting to hear Louis’ new solo music now that the new year is here. Louis’ interview for The Line Of Best Fit will be out mid-January so fans are looking towards then as a likely single release time!
We’re still waiting for news about Louis Tomlinson’s new single, but in the meantime, enjoy this older interview from 2017. Louis was all smiles when he got to swear during the interview because they had a “bleep” button to censor him!
An interview with Louis is coming out mid-month so look for his new single to drop around that time most likely!
Louis Tomlinson gave his photographer, Jordan Green, a Diptyque candle for Christmas and Jordan couldn’t stop raving about it. Diptyque is a Paris-based luxury goods company that produces a high-end line of scented candles. The candle Louis got Jordan was the Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain candle ($325). From Diptyque’s website:
The 34 boulevard saint germain candle has a scent which reveals itself as fresh, green and spicy accords. Damp mosses, crumpled blackcurrant leaves, sun-dried fig leaves all favorite raw materials.
Advocating luxury craftsmanship, diptyque's containers are unique and elegant, demonstrating the art of "handmade." Each item is designed in the most appropriate place. The large "indoor and outdoor" scented candles in earthenware, are made in the famous Virebent pottery (South of France). In order to unleash the perfect effect, "indoor and outdoor" candles are a blend of first-class waxes specifically amalgamated and then assessed when hot and cold by wax experts.
Jordan posted a video of the gift and the card that came with it, saying “smells dead nice”.
Later, Jordan tweeted again about the candle saying “Serious though, this candle LT got me smells fucking incredible.”
If you too want your house to smell “fucking incredible”, don’t fear. You can get a smaller version for $85.
With new music from Louis Tomlinson coming any moment now, we asked fans what they were most excited for. No surprise - they can’t wait to hear his voice and see what lyrics he’s come up with. Another thing fans are excited for is tour. Whether its seeing what kind of show Louis puts on or the fun of hanging with friends while watching him, tour is high on everyone’s list of things they are excited about.
An interesting thing that fans would like is a documentary about the album so they can learn more about the process that went into making the album.
Fans can’t wait to see the album artwork and what other personal touches Louis puts into it. One fan can’t wait to watch Louis’ reaction to fans’ reaction to his new music.
One thing fans aren’t looking forward to? Getting tickets for tour! Competition is expected to be fierce for tickets.
Music and Lyrics
alarrylarrie: His voice! That rasp, the higher pitch, singing over his brilliant lyrics... just think of the ballads! But I do think the thing I’m most excited for is tour. It’s going to be amazing.
parkitherefornow: Hearing his emotive voice, with it's beautiful high tenor and unique timbre. Excited to hear his creativity shine through the songwriting and production as well, and see the new friendship and collaborations he fostered in the development of this album. Hopefully, there's a documentary so we can see his process and get to know Louis a bit more.
softvincent: I’m excited to hear his healing voice and the powerful and smart lyrics!
breathinlouis: I am very excited for the lyrics, how has the process of writing his lyrics, the rhythm, the change in his voice, maybe his high notes, maybe some acoustic version, and maybe a BEHIND THE ALBUM and obviously the tour and the merch. 😊
onesweetworld18: His lyrics and seeing how he’s grown and developed his sound.
luv-winsalways: Louis doing what he loves and makes him happy
pillarsofsaltpillarsofsand: I can’t wait to hear his sound and the songs that Louis has curated and worked on for all of these months. He has spoken about being a perfectionist and I can’t wait to hear his lyrics and see how his songwriting has changed. After seeing his passion and commitment to the creative process, I especially can’t wait to see how he will develop his brand and produce his live performances, tour and merch. It is all so exciting!
lululawrence: Hearing his voice singing in hq again!
romanceinlyrics: Just being able to have an entire album with just Louis’ voice. Like just to listen to whenever I want...and tour of course. Although not the bloodbath that is sure to ensue when tickets go on sale 😂
reneedibbley: I am excited to hear what songs he chose - the sound & lyrics. Excited to hear just his voice!
laynefaire: Louis' brilliant lyrics!
bellininitsh: I'm finally gonna listen to full Amsterdam song. I keep singing only one line in my head over and over since teaser. But most of all I'm excited to show off King to the world and to see all of those new surprised people writing articles how unexpectedly talented 1d boys are.
harryincamp: The sound, the melodies, will he play any instruments? His voice.
kissing-fish: Louis' voice. That's it. haha What choices he made regarding music style. Will he be playing some instruments himself like the piano or guitar? His voice. What the artwork and overal layout and design of the CD will look like. If he will give this a personal twist? Like for instance, will some of his own artwork, doodles, handwriting or pictures he took himself feature on there. That voice though. THAT VOICE.
roseandbee: Everything everyone else has said, but I'll add whatever music videos we might get bc they're so creative and another great insight into his brilliant mind.
yngvolkayno: Louis going through and liking tweets of people freaking out over the new music! 😂😂
misfitstylinson: Hearing what Louis worked so hard for for theee years finally come to fruition and of course a tour
catfishau: tour for sure! lots of fun at concerts with my friends
No matter they’re most excited for, it’s clear Louis’ fans are ready to support his new album release. You can bet they’ll be buying and streaming his singles and album, fighting for tour tickets, watching his new music videos, and loading up on his new merch!
Before Back to You dropped, fans got this treat - a Back To You teaser video. The video was a promo video for Back To You and included a bunch of fun “easter eggs” for fans.
Fans wish this LT pine air freshener was actual merch!
The video included a billboard promoting the release of the Back To You video.
Louis also changed into a shirt that said “Tomorrow” to promote the release as well.
A scene in the video has Louis typing out lyrics to Back To You.
Interestingly, the Departures sign lists “LT Tour 2018”. Many people thought Louis album and tour would happen in 2018. That obviously didn’t happen, but it’s interesting that at the time this video was made, that appeared to be the plan.
Will Louis do similar teaser videos for his new singles? Only time will tell, but fans love them!
After tweeting how excited he was for the new year to come so he could release new music, Louis Tomlinson spent New Year’s in Amsterdam with friends. Here’s what else happened this week.
12/31: Louis was spotted in Amsterdam with friends.
1/1: Louis was spotted at an Irish bar in Amsterdam with his friends.
1/1: Fans got a picture of Louis by blowing up a window reflection in a video posted on Instagram (LOL!)
And now we wait for news of Louis’ new single. An interview with Louis is set to be released in mid-January.
Happy New Year to everyone! Louis Tomlinson rang in the New Year in Amsterdam with a group of his friends. He was spotted earlier in the day by one lucky fan who got a picture with him.
Now that it’s officially 2019, fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for Louis to drop new music and his debut album as well as merch and tour dates. As soon as we hear anything, we’ll let you know!
We’re hours away from 2019, which means we’re that much closer to new music from Louis Tomlinson. He recently tweeted, “Secretly excited to get into the new year so I can get new music out ASAP!” Fans are eyeing mid-January because Louis did an interview that will be released around then.
Louis was spotted at the studio quite a few times this year, even with his busy X Factor schedule in the later half of the year. Fans can’t wait to see what Louis has recorded.
With his debut album coming in 2019, it’s likely Louis will tour as well and fans have been saving up to make sure they are ready. Competition for tickets will most likely be fierce, with fans already anticipating a “bloodbath” and swearing all bets are off if Louis starts his tour in smaller venues like band mates Niall Horan and Harry Styles did.
As the year draws to a close, we want to thank everyone who has supported the site this year. We’re worked hard to provide music-focused Louis content that spotlights the man and his music. LT1 is coming in 2019! Get ready!
As the years draws to a close, we’re bringing you a sample of Louis Tomlinson’s smiles we’ve gotten in 2018. X Factor provided quite a few of them, whether Louis was cheering on his contestants, petting a dog, or judging with Nile Rogers and Liam Payne in Ibiza at the Judge’s House.
Louis on social media tends to be a bit more of a Mona Lisa smile. Toothy, smiling pictures posted by Louis are a rare thing!
Some other smiles we got this year were taken by fans while Louis was at various events or places. This one was from a trip to Somerset.
This one was from a trip to the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware with his lads.
The NHS Heroes Awards gave Louis another reason to smile as he presented an award to Manchester bombing survivor, Freya Lewis.
Others were captured by fans outside the studio where Louis was working on his album.
Fans are hoping we’ll get many more smiles from Louis in 2019 as he releases his debut album!