Louis Tomlinson participated in another Secret Genius session on October 11 in L.A. Secret Genius is a global initiative that highlights the contribution songwriters and producers make to the music industry and artists’ careers. Secret Genius includes awards, songwriting camps called Songshops, curated playlists, podcasts, and more.
Louis participated in the Secret Genius Session with:
Shy Martin is a Swedish artist and songwriter who wrote on songs for e.g. Kygo, The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, and Bebe Rexha. She had a #1 song in Sweden called The Ocean (and it reached Top 20 in Australia, Denmark, Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland). She released her own debut album Good Together on November 10, 2017 through BLNK Music.
Fredrik Häggstam, who co-wrote Paris for the Chainsmokers. In 2016, Häggstam created his own publishing/management company “BLNK Music”, published by Kobalt Music worldwide. It has put out hits like “Sexual” by NEIKED.
Jamie Hartman, who co-wrote Human for Rag ‘n Bone Man, and co-wrote singles for major label artists including Jennifer Hudson (“Remember Me”), Leon (“I Believe In Us”), Kygo (“Stargazing”), JP Cooper (“Passport Home”) and Kacy Hill (“Lion”). Hartman's credits include tracks for Marlon Roudette, Conrad Sewell, James Bay, Kylie Minogue, Parachute, Anastacia, Birdy, Bad Royale, Lena, and Nikhil D’Souza, among many others. Jamie is also a BMI Award winner, Ivor Novello nominee, Brit Award nominee, and A&R Awards nominee.
Louis also participated in a Secret Genius session in February. Last year, Troy Carter, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services told Variety, “There is no music business without the song. The whole idea around Secret Genius is to shine a light on these people behind the scenes who play such a big role in some of the most important moments of our lives. When the general public hears a song they automatically associate it with the artist who sings it, not the people behind the scenes who make it happen, so we thought the title Secret Genius was appropriate.”
Louis’ debut album is coming out soon, with a single expected to drop sometime before December.