On February 6th, Louis appeared in an Instagram post alongside acclaimed songwriters and producers, Andrew Goldstein and Jeff Halavacs. The three were working in a Spotify Secret Genius Session:
Songwriters are the guiding force behind the music industry. These artists are the voices behind some of our favorite hits, and to celebrate the songwriting community and their accomplishments, Spotify is launching Secret Genius, a global initiative that will highlight the contribution songwriters and producers make to the music industry and artists’ careers.
Days later, Louis posted an Instagram photo from the studio on the 9th, building anticipation for his upcoming debut album. The album is expected in 2018.
Andrew Goldstein, one of the artists writing with Louis, has written and produced smash hit songs for such artists as Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Linkin Park, and Demi Lovato. He also produces solo material under the name "FRND".
Jeff Halavacs, the other artist working with Louis at the Secret Genius session, has written and produced for such artists as Selena Gomez, Sleeping With Sirens, and Starset.