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.