Artist of the Week
Louis Tomlinson

Week 32 of 2017

Louis Tomlinson

Since One Direction decided to go on hiatus last year, its members have embarked on successful solo careers. However, it took a while for Louis Tomlinson to work on solo music. He spent most of his time songwriting than hitting the studio before signing a record deal with RCA in June. "If you'd ask me a year or 18 months ago, 'Are you going to do anything as a solo artist?' I'd have said absolutely not," so he recently said.

He teamed up with Bebe Rexha for his debut solo single. Titled "Back to You", the track was produced by Digital Farm Animals and released on July 21. He recently dished on his upcoming debut album, saying that it would be lyrically inspired by Arctic Monkeys and Oasis.

"My whole mission with this album is to not write these Hollywood-esque songs that talk about some unfathomable crazy love story. I'm so bored of that," he said, before adding, "But I'm from up north, I grew up loving the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis. And the way they tell stories is such an effortless thing. It's real, it's honest and it's to the point."

In the meantime, the father-of-one is busy promoting "Back to You" in a series of interviews. He made the song's TV debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on August 4. Louis is also set to perform the track with Bebe at the upcoming Teen Choice Awards, which will air on August 13 on FOX.


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Louis Tomlinson was born Louis Troy Austin in Doncaster, England on December 24, 1991. His parents were divorced, and he subsequently took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's surname. Prior to becoming famous as one of the boys in One Direction, Louis was into acting and used to perform in several musical productions during his school years. Besides, he had extra roles on TV series "Fat Friends", "If I Had You" and BBC's "Waterloo Road". It was after he took the lead role of Danny Zuko in his school musical production of "Grease" that he had an interest to audition for "The X Factor". » more


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