Today's Tasty Tuesday is Louis Tomlinson spearing a lemon with a knife. Folks, don't try this at home!
There's the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," and that's exactly what Louis has been doing since his early X Factor days. “You know I didn’t sing a single solo on the X Factor,” Louis told the Guardian, in an interview last year.
Referencing the interview with the Guardian, Louis told Billboard, "But that's what kind of drove me to want to be a big songwriter with the band, to gain an identity of sorts. I just feel like I'm getting stronger and more confident with each single, and I'm definitely still learning as a songwriter and an artist on my own as well. It's exciting for me, and to have the support of the fans is always amazing -- I definitely feel like they've got my back."
His early lack of solos led to him to become a prolific writer, writing on 37 of One Direction's songs. During One Direction days, he was the one in the band who paid attention to the logistics as "the one who paid attention when “the 20th approval form” was passed around for a signature." He also served as the spokesman for the band, being the one to break news to their label, “And if there was any bad news that needed giving to the label I’d always be designated to have the argument.”
Louis grew as a performer during his years with One Direction, becoming his most confident in the year before hiatus. Watch him slay the high note in Love You Goodbye, a song he wrote on:
While Louis may have started out as the boy with no solos on X Factor, he didn't let that make him bitter, instead contributing in other areas that eventually allowed him to take a larger role in songs, songs that he wrote.
As he embarks on his solo career and a judging gig with X Factor, he's putting all those skills to the test, mentoring contestants while preparing for the release of his highly anticipated solo album.