Louis Tomlinson took to Twitter to discuss what’s been happening with his album. He tweeted “Wanted to get this off my chest” and include the following message: “Someone said something very interesting about how so many people focus on the 'end game' without enjoying the doing. I've been thinking a lot mre about what success means to me. I feel like I've been mistranslating it for the last 3 years. Everything I've ever known, in my career, is straight down the middle pop. My expectations and aspirations are all shaped around my my experiences, as much as I try and stay realistic I couldn't help but crave a 'hit' single. it's because of this that I've spent so long on this album, trying to fit into top 40 radio when in fact maybe I should start with what I love and work from there instead of trying to write to a more specific formulae. Over the last few weeks I've put a lot of things in to perspective and in fact what I should be doing is forgetting about perception and to a certain degree worry less about being defined on a commercial success. Im'm not here to complete with the likes of drake and Ariana grande. I'm here to make music I love and make my fans proud to say they're a fan. Turning a page today. Enjoy today and enjoy the ride! Don't get lost on the way up.”
Louis Tomlinson posted several shots from the studio today as he continues to work on his debut album. The pictures, which show Louis holding a guitar in one and a microphone in the other, were taken yesterday. L.A. Producer Brian Phillips posted on of the pictures as an Instagram story saying, “Pretty wild writing with @louist91 @samhollander @timpagnotta yesterday”.
Louis recently tweeted that he was “Back in the studio today to vocal something I wrote a few months ago.” Louis has a performance scheduled for Free Radio Hits Live on May 4. He’s likely to perform his latest single, Two Of Us, as well as a few other songs.
Louis Tomlinson is back in the studio recording more vocals. He tweeted an update today, his first since the tragic death of his sister, Fizzy. Louis tweeted, “Just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely words over the past couple of weeks. Back in the studio today to vocal something I wrote a few months ago. Sending you all loads of love x”
Louis will be performing at Free Radio Hits Live on May 4th 2019!. It is held at Arena Birmingham. Other performers include Mabel, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, The Vamps, Ellie Goulding, Zara Larsson, HRVY, and James Arthur.
Free Radio said Louis will be playing a few songs!
He'll play a few songs :) x— Free Radio (@wearefreeradio) April 5, 2019
Louis Tomlinson has been nominated for Top Social Artist for the Billboard Music Awards 2019. The BBMAs will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. Details on how to vote will be released soon.
LTHQ tweeted how proud they were of Louis, saying, “ Team Tommo! Our lad has been nominated for a Billboard Music Award and it’s all down to you! Very proud HQ over here”.
DJ Mike Adam commented on how much Louis and his fans deserved the award, tweeting, “Man…#LouisTomlinson deserves this. Or his fans deserve this I should say. Both. What this man has went through, and is going through is unfathomable. And just like Louis, his fandom is resilient and unwavering.”
We’ll let you know how to vote for Louis as soon as details are available.
House of Solo’s Fashion issue with Louis Tomlinson on the cover and featured inside started arriving to fans who had preordered the magazine. Fans gushed over the gorgeous photos taken by photographer, Doh Lee, while enjoying the music-focused article that accompanied the fashion spread. Here’s some highlights:
On Louis’ time performing with One Direction: I loved the show and it’s given me great experience, but there are just so many times we had as a band that I look back on so fondly. We did an amazing gig at Madison Square Garden where all our family came, and that was really special. As a big football fan, playing Wembley was unbelievable and honestly so exciting. But definitely my favorite memories are from One Direction.
On his album and tour: I feel like I have spent half of this year locked in to the X Factor, so next year I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to music again. Also I’m really looking forward to getting on tour at some point. I don’t know if that’s going to happen at the end of next year or a bit further down the line. I miss being on the road. We were on the road all the time as band and I loved it
On writing as a solo artist: By the time Liam and I really got into writing, we knew exactly who we were as a band so we didn’t really have to go through that experimental writing stage. So, I think the challenge as a solo artist has been keeping up the motivation as I’m trying different thing, and keeping the confidence that eventually I’m going to find it.
On development and management of artists: On a personal level I am really interested in development. I started a record label and obviously I did a lot of development working on The XFactor. So having my own management company one day sounds excitinh to me; I like the idea of developing artists and helping them progress from A to B.
On his favorite song this past year: One of my favorite songs this year was Tom Walker’s “Leave A Light On”. I like lyric-driven songs. I feel like there are a lot of cool-sounding dark productions out there but I do still like a good strong lyric.
On the songs on the album: Most of the songs are quite autobiographical to be honest. Some are a little bit more subjective and open-ended. I feel like I have been making songs forever now, but when I set out to make this album I wanted to make it chronological, so the fans could go through my journey of the last two years with me.
On what fans can expect from the album: The fans already know a lot about me, but I think they will learn to know me better through this album.
You can order a copy of the magazine here.
House of Solo posted on their Instagram that the Fashion issue comes out Friday. The magazine is ready and is being shipped out to people who preordered first before it appears in stores. Louis Tomlinson appears on the cover of the Fashion issue and is featured inside as well. House of Solo sold out of pre-orders multiple times, but you can still pre-order a copy here (delivery time 2-3 weeks).
Louis Tomlinson was scheduled to perform tonight at Comic Relief. He has cancelled his performance at the show due to the passing of his sister, Fizzy, so he can be with family at this time.
He was due to play Two Of Us live as one of the headline performers on the BBC1 charity show.
We’ve made a post with things you can do to support Louis at this time.