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Louis Tomlinson releases new single, announces tour dates

By | Published on Friday 25 October 2019

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson off of the One Directions has released a brand new solo single and announced a whole tour for next spring. Whoop-dee-doo.

By then he’ll also have released his debut solo album ‘Walls’, which drops at the end of January. So, that’s HarryLiamNiall and Louis all back doing musical things. Where’s Zayn? Where’s the five-way solo 1D showdown? Come on Zayn, don’t let us all down.

Tomlinson is, however, the last member of the group to get round to releasing a solo album, so maybe he’s the one who’s been letting the side down. Though he argues that he just took a while to work out where he fits in today’s pop music world.

Says he: “There was definitely a process of understanding where I sit musically. I have my own tastes and, to a certain extent, they are fighting against the musical tide. When I grew up, pop meant Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Killers and Amy Winehouse. Times change, obviously. Currently pop is very urban and street, which is not what I relate to”.

“Sure, I could make those sort of songs”, he adds, “but they wouldn’t feel like me. The puzzle was how to please both myself and the fans”.

So, songs that please both Louis and his fans. Well, here’s a song, let’s see who it pleases. The new single is called ‘We Made It’? and, he says, it was inspired by the occasional nights out he got to have with his old mates back in the early days of One Direction.

“Any time off I had, I’d go to Manchester for nights out with my mates”, he says. “It made me realise I didn’t live in the real world anymore and I missed it”.

“I loved being normal, reckless and stupid”, he goes on. “It was the best escape. We’d stay up all night, talking about our dreams and what we thought would happen to us. That age is such an exciting time. You’ve no idea what the future holds, but you have so much potential. Where is my life headed? Who knows?”

It’s not all about his tedious mates and being increasingly distanced from reality though, the song also celebrates his enablers. “The chorus of ‘We Made It’ is also about me and the fans”, he goes on. “Between us, it has taken a lot to get here. I’ve had to work really hard, had to learn about so much about myself. I feel as though only when I get out to tour, to sing these songs directly to the fans, will I have cemented the start of my solo career”.

Well, isn’t that just a perfect segue into the tour dates? Good work Liam. You’re alright. Here’s the UK section of the tour:

24 Mar: London, Roundhouse
26 Mar: Glasgow, Academy
27 Mar: Doncaster, Dome
28 Mar: Manchester, Apollo

Now, sit back and enjoy – or at the very least watch – the video for ‘We Made It’: