Louis Tomlinson will be dropping by Sirius XM Hits 1 next week for an interview and performance and fans can win a chance to attend.
Sirius XM Hits 1 posted, “The lovely Louis makes his return to the @morningmashup next week for a hang and performance! PLUS we have your chance to win your way in, listen when you wake up!”
So make sure you listen tomorrow at 7 am for your chance to win!
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Louis Tomlinson did an interview with Stellar magazine, which will be out tomorrow (but you can read it here), but the article states Louis’ debut album is titled Walls and will be out in January 2020.
Louis recently registered a song titled Walls and has previously said his album title is one word so all signs are pointing to this being the title!
Louis Tomlinson will be performing at the Live. Life. Love:Concert For Suicide Prevention in Nashville, Tennessee along with acts such as Lizzo, Lovely the Band, Chelsea Cutler, and Jon Bellion. All proceeds from the concert support To Write Love On Her Arms. TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling w/ depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 11th at 10 am CENTRAL.
Louis Tomlinson was interviewed by The Guardian Life & Arts. You can read the full article here.
On how Two Of Us helped fans: “We wrote cool songs, but they were love songs. It only goes so far, and to have someone say that I could help them with my …” He pauses. “It blows my mind, that shit. I was proper proud.”
On how he felt when One Direction’s went on hiatus: “I wasn’t singing a lot, I wasn’t the frontman. Without being a sorry little bastard, I thought: ‘How do I do better, how do I make something of myself, an identity?’” In the last 18 months of One Direction, he says, “I felt like I knew who I was in the band, and I felt a real worth for who I was.” The break up, he says, “rocked me. I wasn’t ready for it. I felt like I was getting to be a better songwriter, singer, a more confident performer, and all of a sudden, when I felt I was finally getting some momentum …”
On the struggle to find his sound: “I think, in hindsight, that was me trying to find my place in the industry and making music I thought I had to make to get on radio. I had this epiphany when I was thinking about the music I grew up with,” he continues. “I kind of had a bit of a word with myself and worked out what I want – to be happy and proud of what I’m doing. I love those early singles, but I never really felt proud of them, because it didn’t feel too true to me.”
On finding out he loves performing: “I liked to be the class clown, I liked to make people laugh, to show off, all that. Where I’m from, we don’t have anyone who’s been on TV or anything like that, so it was super-exciting. The pinnacle of my acting career was one line on an ITV drama. I don’t even know if they used my scene. I think I was confused, thinking I wanted to act when actually what I wanted to do was perform.”
On his X Factor audition: “I was so flustered. Going from school performances to performing in front of professionals, TV cameras, a 3,000-strong audience. I wasn’t present. I sang terribly. I remember coming away from it thinking: ‘I wonder if I’ve got through as one of those lads who looks all right but isn’t really a good singer.’”
On the pressures of fame (when a helicopter was trying to get photos of 1D): “I think I was naked, or just in my boxers, and even in my hotel room there was no escape. I could feel the pressure.” He tweeted about it – “your standard bratty celebrity tweet” – and was attacked. “At times it did stress me out but never was I allowed to whinge, allowed to be a human and say: ‘Today has got too much for me.’ I found that difficult at first.”
On his fans: “There was much more positive that outweighed that.” And he never blames the fans for their intensity. Theirs is a special relationship, he says. “So many people have bullshitted about what they feel about the fans, but they’re like family to me.”
On staying grounded: “My mates and my family, really. It’s from my upbringing and where I come from. If I went back to Doncaster and I was dripping in Gucci or whatever, I’d probably get whacked. I’m always very conscious of not acting too big for my boots. It’s the people around me who keep me sane and normal, because they give me insight into real life. Some celebrities, in pop in particular, only surround themselves with amazingness, and all they see is good, good, good, which is lovely, but you don’t understand the real world then. I have the luxury of my mates around me, just reminding me how fucking good I’ve got it, really.”
On the hiatus which started with him and bandmate Niall Horan crying: “[we]…had a little cry, because it was such a journey we had been on. That day in general was so poignant. As much as you try and prepare yourself, it’s a whole other thing when it comes. But it wasn’t like that. When you’re used to working however many days, it’s all that more evident when you’re not doing something. Especially in the first six months. My life became –and I don’t mean this to sound derogatory – very normal, from being a life of pure craziness.”
On songwriting after his mom passed away: “After I lost my mum, every song I wrote felt, not pathetic, but that it lacked true meaning to me. I felt that, as a songwriter, I wasn’t going to move on until I’d written a song like that. It was like the song I always wished I’d written. I went in and put my personal touch to the verses. It was a real moment for me in my grief, and as part of the creative process, because it felt like it was hanging over me.”
On how the dark times have affected him: “That whole dark side I’ve gone through, it sounds stupid to say, but it gives me strength everywhere else in my life, because that’s the darkest shit that I’m going to have to deal with. So it makes everything else, not feel easier and not less important, but, in the grand scheme of things, you see things for what they are, I suppose.”
On his fans going through those times with him: “I’m sure every artist says this, but I do believe it. We’ve been through some dark times together and those things I’ve been through, they carry a weight, emotionally, on the fans as well. And I felt their love and support. I remember really clearly when I lost my mum, that support was mad.”
What tragedy has taught him: “I keep going back to it, but I don’t know if it’s a combination of where I grew up and my mum’s influence, but I just have this luxury of being able to see the glass half-full no matter what….there’s no time for me to be sat feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been to rock bottom and I feel like, whatever my career’s going to throw in front of me, it’s going to be nothing as big or as emotionally heavy as that. So, weirdly, I’ve turned something that’s really dark into something that empowers me, makes me stronger. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. That’s not how I feel for myself. Somehow it fuels me.”
On believing 1D will come back at some point: “We’re not texting each other every day, but what we do have, which will never go away, is this real brothership. We’ve had these experiences that no one else can relate to.”
On comparing himself to the other 1D members: “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. I’ve never been competitive like that, but, naturally, you think: ‘If they’re getting this then I deserve that.’ I think, the longer time goes on, I can see it for what it is and just be proud of them.”
On what success means to him now: “It means I’m happy with what I’m doing.”
Louis Tomlinson comes in at #5 on Britain’s Reality Star Rich List with wealth of £44 million ($54,714,000). The Reality TV Rich List only includes British celebrities who gained fame by participating in a reality TV show that was originally broadcast in the UK in the last 10 years.
Five companies listed under Louis’ name have assets of £2.5m and he owns several homes. In 2016, Louis and his 1D band mates were still earning £15,000 a day from 1D record and merchandise sales.
Louis Tomlinson did a Q&A session with fans on YouTube today. Here’s what he said!
Is the snippet at the end from the next single?
Louis: Yeah.... well done love..
Have you decided how many songs the album will have?
Louis: Been tough because I want quality over quantity but also I like value for money so its been difficult. Think it'll have 12
How would you describe your sound? ❤🎶
Louis: As organic and live sounding as possible
What's the best thing about being on tour?
Louis: Playing the show, getting to see all the fans, going out after, waking up the next day at like 2pm. Happy days
Who are your biggest influences for the making of 'kill my mind' and are there any plans to be visiting Australia anytime soon?
Louis: Australia - no brainer. 100%. Influences for Kill my mind - have a look on my spotify playlist love
Which scene was the most fun to shoot?
Louis: All of it was pretty fun but my fav shot is with the red flare/light
Describe your album in 3 words. Love you❤
Louis: Honest, organic, real
If there is one thing you would do over again what would it be?
If you weren’t famous- where do you think you would be today?
Louis: Good question.... I wanted to be a school teacher or football coach but not sure I would have ever made it through uni. Didn't have the attention span at that age
Are you excited about the next song? Tell us something about it! We're so excited and proud of you!
Louis: I actually wrote the next single about 2 years ago so its been a long time coming
What do you do first: write the lyrics or compose the melody?
Louis: Talk about what I want to write about first then work through melody and then on to the specific lyrics
What’s your favorite song of all time?
Louis: Champagne supernova - Oasis
Are you going to release the studio version of your Mr. Brightside cover?
Louis: No just for live that one
Will you be keeping Mr. Brightside on the setlist from now on?
Louis: Not sure. It did go down really well. Lets wait and see
Most important question Lou, what’s your favourite jacket potato topping and did you eat any whilst making the album?
Louis: Tuna mayo got to be. Easy
What is your favourite place in the world?
Louis: Doncaster. Easy
What do you do in your free time other than writing songs ??
Louis: Watch football
How did you know the album was ready, what did it tell you?
Louis: It looked me square in the eyes and said I'm ready....
What's the meaning of your trademark smiley face?
Louis: Dunno really, just liked it when i was younger and it's still here.
So go leave a question and upvote the ones you want the answer to!
Louis Tomlinson gave an amazing performance at the Coca Cola Music Experience Festival. He debuted 4 new songs - Too Young, Defenceless, Habit, and Don’t Let It Break Your Heart - plus Kill My Mind, as well as a cover of Mr. Brightside, and 2 One Direction songs, Steal My Girl and Little Black Dress and two of his solo songs, Just Hold On and Two Of Us. Fans are so excited for Louis’ album and can’t wait to get high quality versions of all these songs! Did you miss the livestreams? Check them on our Live Performances page or below!
Videos by Gaëlle
Fans got their first listen to some of Louis Tomlinson’s new songs as he soundchecked for his performance tonight at the Coca Cola Music Experience Festival in Madrid.
NEVER BEEN SO DEFENCELESS WE JUST KEEP ON BUILDING FENCES BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DEFENCELESS pic.twitter.com/ZQEQkPe9D0— clara TODAY ◟̽◞̽ (@medicinelouist) September 14, 2019
DEFENSLESS pic.twitter.com/V3t5k0qKWh— 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒂; LOUIS' DAY ❯❯❯❯ (@HarryNextToLou) September 14, 2019
ESTA DANTANDO DEFENCELESS MIRENLO pic.twitter.com/qeaxVGs4bL— 𝐜𝐚𝐦 ◟̽◞̽ TODAY (@njhlittle) September 14, 2019
Just Hold On (also here):