Louis Tomlinson has spoken out in the past about not initially wanting to go solo. Now, the One Direction singer is opening up about why he changed his mind about releasing his own music during the band’s hiatus.
“If I’m being honest, I feel like I’ve got a little bit of a point to prove,” Tomlinson told MTV News about his journey to creating his upcoming solo single.
Although he felt as though he had something to prove on a personal level after being a part of the internationally-loved boy band One Direction, it was encouragement from his friends and getting out of his own head that led to him eventually taking that debut music plunge.
“I’ve had conversations with people close to me, and it became a bit of a no-brainer really,” the 25-year-old singer explained to MTV News. Any kind of decisions for not wanting to go down this route kind of didn’t really make sense, you know the more I stripped it back and looked at it. It was just about biting the bullet and doing it. I owe to myself I think.”
Tomlinson ultimately joined his former band mates on the solo music train in July when he released his first single, “Back To You,” which obviously went on to become a major success.
No matter what it took to get Tomlinson on track to making his own music, we couldn’t be happier that he is now working on a full-length album. Here’s hoping he takes things one step further with a solo tour announcement next!
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