Louis Tomlinson Teases ‘Walls’ Music Video: Watch

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Louis Tomlinson is releasing his official «Walls» music video on Monday (Jan. 20).

The former One Direction singer, who’s dropping his own long-awaited album (of the same title, Walls) later this month, shared a sneak peek at the single’s visual and announced its release date on Sunday.

Tomlinson finds himself opening a mysterious door in a desert, sitting on a chair attached high on a wall and surrounded by ballroom dancers, among other curiosities, in the clip.

The «Walls» video is set to premiere at 12 p.m. EST (5 p.m. GMT).

Check out the preview below, and see it all come together on Monday.

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Louis Tomlinson Unveils ‘Walls’ Album Track List

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Louis Tomlinson’s debut solo album is on its way, and with just weeks to go the former One Direction member is revealing its track list.

The singer had a mural painted by artist Jay Kaes for the announcement on Saturday (Jan. 11).

«This is so sick ! Thanks so much @jaycaes for doing this, and to all of you for watching on the stream. Walls is coming 31st Jan,» Tomlinson wrote on Instagram, where he shared a full look at the mural.

Once the mural was up, he also posted a clip featuring just the 12 song titles on his Twitter page.

See his social media updates about the track list’s unveiling and the complete list of songs below. Walls is set to be released on Jan. 31.

Louis Tomlinson’s Walls Track List:

1. «Kill My Mind»
2. «Don’t Let It Break Your Heart»
3. «Two Of Us»
4. «We Made It»
5. «Too Young»
6. «Walls»
7. «Habit»
8. «Always You»
9. «Fearless»
10. «Perfect Now»
11. «Defenceless»
12. «Only the Brave»

 

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Louis Tomlinson Drives the Getaway Car in ‘Don’t Let It Break Your Heart’ Video: Watch

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Louis Tomlinson released the video for his latest single «Don’t Let It Break Your Heart» on Monday (Dec. 2).

Directed by Charlie Lightening, the clip stars the One Direction singer enjoying a night out, playing soccer and drinking at a pub.

The situation turns dark when one of his friends is approached by a character portrayed by British actor Geoff Bell, who threatens the group into carrying out a heist. Tomlinson is then seen driving the getaway car after his friends, clad in masks, dangerously steal duffle bags of money.

However, the story has a happy ending. In a moment that appears to be symbolic of the singer’s healing, the friend who was threatened fakes his death, escapes the heist leader, and emotionally reunites with his lover.

An ode to persevering through difficult times, «Don’t Let It Break Your Heart» is the fourth single to be released off of Tomlinson’s upcoming debut album Walls, which is set to drop on Jan. 31, 2020.

Check out the cinematic video below.

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Louis Tomlinson Says the ‘We’ In New Single ‘We Made It’ Is Him & The Fans: ‘That’s Collective’

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“I’ve kind of gone through every emotion,” Louis Tomlinson tells the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast about the making of his debut album, “Walls.”

It’s an incredibly busy time for Louis Tomlinson at the moment. He’s promoting a new song that’s gaining steam at radio, “We Made It;” his upcoming debut album, Walls; and his first solo tour. Is he holding on for dear life, or is he loving every moment of the madness?

“I’m lovin’ it,” Tomlinson tells the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen to the full interview, below). “I’ve been waiting for ages. Honestly, I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while.”

Walls, which is due out on Jan. 31, 2020 via SYCO/Arista Records, marks Tomlinson’s first album of his own. Of course, as a member of the enormously popular group One Direction, he has five full-length studio albums under his belt — stretching from 2011’s Up All Night and 2015’s Made In the A.M. As for Tomlinson’s tour, it is slated to kick off on March 9, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, before hitting the U.S. on June 9.

Below are some highlights from our interview with Tomlinson. They include: why his previous singles gave him “the courage now to just be brave” with his new music, his thoughts on “We Made It” and how it’s a song for both him and his fans, how he’s “gone through every emotion” in getting his album made, and what we might expect from his tour.

On how his latest song «We Made It» came together:

This song is like two-and-a-half years old. The reason we kind of sat on the song for so long is [because] I wanted to be further on in the writing process so I could release a lot of songs in a short space of time. There’s like another single coming in like six weeks, and so on. The song… it started off as just the title. As a concept, really. ‘We made it,’ what does that mean to me. And again, my first thought was ‘that first tour show.’ I always like to write things that where the fans feel they’re included, and that moment of me playing my first tour show and thinking to myself, ‘alright, we’ve done alright!’ That’s collective. That’s not just on my own. You know what I mean? Because these people have been patient with me, really patient. And you know, I’ve got a really loyal fan base, so that’s going to be a moment of success — mutually, you know what I mean?

On the meaning behind the «We Made It» lyric, ‘singing something poppy on the same four chords / used to worry about it but I don’t no more,’ and how he got the «courage» to make the music he wanted to on the upcoming album:

It’s funny, because I wrote that song maybe 12 months before I put this statement out on my Instagram and essentially I had just kind of come to this conclusion that I was making music for everyone else and I was worrying too much about other opinions. And kind of based on where I came from with One Direction, that those expectations, I suppose, to a certain degree, are natural. But I had to go through that experience, really, and understand what it was I was doing on my own now. And how important it was to just kind of follow my heart and do what I love. Because, you know… I work quite a few hours doing this job. It’s busy, it’s busy, so I gotta be loving it. I gotta be loving it. And it doesn’t feel like a job when I’m doing what I love, you know what I mean? Whereas, I think, look, there’s been singles in the past, where, in hindsight, I feel like, I don’t necessarily identify with those sounds … but in terms of when I look back, I’m glad I had the experience, but it’s kind of given me the courage now to just be brave and be like, ‘alright, I’m gonna do what I wanna do’ basically.

Is the whole album locked, done and finished? Or is he still making tweaks?

There’s a couple more [songs] that are going to master, but I approved the final two songs, maybe like a day ago or two days ago. So, it’s all fully done. I’ve not heard every master yet, but I’m sure it’ll be f—ing good. [Laughs.]

Is that a relief?

Oh, definitely! I think [for] most new artists, this is a pretty normal amount of time to make an album. But again, what I was used to, being in a band like One Direction, was: tour every year, album every year. As I said, I’ve been writing for like three years, so in One Direction, I could have had three albums out by now [laughs], you know what I mean? So it feels like a relief to finally be here, yeah, definitely.

Is there an overarching theme to the album?

Without getting too deep… I think just honesty. I mean the lyrics, naturally, my style, are quite autobiographical anyway. So, I think in terms of a theme, I go in writing every song, trying to be as honest and as real as possible, really. So, I think there’s … different moments in my life, different emotions, but overall, I hope it’s honest … I’m always trying to humanize myself as much as possible and make myself relatable to fans, and I think with honesty, you can do that, you know what I mean? Because there’s a lot of Hollywood lyrics out there, there’s a lot of lyrics that feel a little make believe to me. So, I think being honest, it can pull on the heartstrings then, you know what I mean?

Now that he’s going into releasing his first album, which of these emotions is he feeling more right now? Excitement, joy, or nervousness?

I feel like because, as I said before, personally I feel like I’ve been writing this album for a while, I feel like I’ve kind of gone through every emotion. Honestly. I’ve had moments of frustration, because it’s taken a second to release. I’ve had moments where I’m nervous and I hope people like it and whatever. But I feel like I just got to that stage now where I’ve been sitting on it for a while, I believe they’re good songs. I’m confident in the album. So, I’m just excited for people to hear it as this stage. That’s all it is. Eager. I’m eager and excited for people to hear it.

Was he putting pressure on himself, or was there any pressure externally, around getting an album done?

If I’m being honest, with the greatest… without like… I think they’ll understand this, but to be honest, and for the right reasons, the pressure comes from the fan base. And that’s because I owe them, I owe them. You know what I mean? To a certain degree. They’re incredible people, super dedicated when I was in the band, and it’s carried on throughout. There will be different awards that I get nominated for and, again, I’ve not had an album out, and they’ll just vote super hard! They’re just incredible people, so I feel like, I owe it to them to make the best album I can and to get it out at some point. And now we’re there!

Has he started prepping for the tour?

I’ve started thinking roughly about set lists. It’s a bit easier when you don’t have as many songs in a first tour, you know? … In terms of creative [aspects of the show], to be honest, I haven’t really given it too much thought. But instinctively, it won’t be bells and whistles. It’ll just be a good light show focusing on the music, you know what I mean?

So, not so much on pyro and lasers?

I mean, I like a bit of pyro. And I also like a bit of lasers! So maybe a few bells, few whistles. But not too many, yeah! [Laughs.]

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard‘s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard‘s senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)

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Louis Tomlinson Announces First Solo Tour: See When He’s Coming to Your City

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On Thursday (Oct. 24), Louis Tomlinson has announced the dates for his first solo tour in support of his debut album Walls, due out on Jan. 31.

The 43-date solo tour kicks off on March 9, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, and will hit Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Rio De Janeiro before hitting North America on June 9 in Minneapolis and staying on the road through a July 23 date in Vancouver.

Tomlinson’s upcoming 12-track album appears to include ten new songs, as well as previous singles «Two of Us» and «Kill My Mind»; the album is available for pre-order here now.

Tomlinson also debuted the ballad «We Made It,» in which a couple’s fairy tale romance takes on a number of new, surprising wrinkles. «Cos we made it/ Underestimated/ I’m always underrated/ Now were saying goodbye/ Waving to the hard times/ Yeah it’s gonna be alright,» Tomlinson sings.

Check out Tomlinson’s tour dates below.

 

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Louis Tomlinson Rocks Out in Flashy ‘Kill My Mind’ Video: Watchhttps://www.billboard.com/files/styles/1500x992_gallery/public/media/Louis-Tomlinson-may-4-2019-england-billboard-1548.jpg

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The guy gets the girl, but how does it end?

Louis Tomlinson is all in on the rock thing in the video for his «Kill My Mind» single. The high-energy clip directed by the aptly named Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher) that debuted on Friday morning (Sept. 13) finds Liam blazing through the uptempo track in a packed club in front of an enthusiastic audience that includes a particular blonde woman that the camera seems to love.

The live scenes are intercut with images of a man bombing down a country road on a motorcycle, leading one to believe that said road hog might be Louis and the woman might be his video love interest. But that’s where the plot twist comes in, as the man is revealed to be a buzz-cut rider excited to check out a Louis Tom show with his crush. As Tomlinson hypes the crowd with his Gallagher-esque stage moves on the song the former One Direction star co-wrote and co-produced with Jamie Hartman, the couple hop on the man’s bike and take off.

And that’s where the plot twist comes in. Watch the video below to see how it ends, and stick around after the surprise for a sneak preview of Tomlinson’s next chapter in the couple’s love story. «Kill My Mind» is the second song released to date from Tomlinson’s upcoming debut solo album, following the pop ballad «Two of Us.» The release date and title of the album has not yet been announced.

Watch «Kill My Mind.»

 

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Louis Tomlinson Drinks Away The Pain In His “Miss You” Music Video

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Louis Tomlinson made great headway in establishing his solo career with the release of his pop/rock anthem “Miss You” last week. With production from Afterhrs and a writing credit from the UK crooner’s longtime collaborator Julian Bunetta, the track signified a return to his One Direction roots. It felt more authentic than his previous forays into EDM and received a warm reception. Today (December 8), the hitmaker is hoping to give the track a push up the charts with the unveiling of its official music video.

The visual is a fairly straightforward effort that stays true to the song’s lyrics. In it a somber Louis is distracted from pining over a former flame by a horde of friends. He and his lads hit the bars to drink away his pain, and he seems to be having a good time. However, as the night goes on, he gets lost in his memories. As the group moves on to another party, he delivers some appropriately moody glances that are perfectly contrasted by the neon-drenched atmosphere. The 25-year-old emotes well, and the visual is a nice if fairly predictable outing.

“Miss You” could shape up to be a breakthrough moment for the former One Directioner. Unlike his fellow bandmates, his previous releases have felt a little directionless as he has attempted to find a sound that sticks. His latest manages to both look forward while paying tribute to his past. Will it be enough to launch his career to the level of success Zayn MalikHarry StylesNiall Horan and Liam Payne have enjoyed since going solo? With the right push it is entirely possible. Watch the emotional music video up top!

Miss You. Friday !

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Will Louis Tomlinson’s Solo Career Finally Take Off With “Miss You”?

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Louis Tomlinson is releasing a new single called “Miss You” on Friday (December 1). He shared the cover on Instagram and it’s a fairly uneventful portrait against a red background. No doubt, the 25-year-old will be hoping to land a massive hit after his first couple of solo endeavors misfired — at least by the standards set by the other members of One Direction. His first solo outing came as the voice of Steve Aoki’s“Just Hold On,” a club banger that peaked outside the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He then followed it up with “Back To You,” a mellow, semi-acoustic collaboration with Bebe Rexha. That track performed a little bit better (it peaked at number 40), but still didn’t set the charts alight like Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” or Harry Styles’ “Sign Of The Times.” The issue seems to be Louis’ lack of identity as a solo artist. Is he a singer/songwriter like Niall Horan or a wannabe Justin Bieber like Liam Payne? Perhaps, we will find out with “Miss You.” See his announcement below.

Miss You. Friday !

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Louis Tomlinson Opens Up On Emo Buzz Track “Just Like You”

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Louis Tomlinson rolls out the second song from his debut LP tonight (October 11). “Just Like You” isn’t a single, but it sets the tone for the Brit’s album. “So I wrote a song called ‘Just Like You’ a few months ago,” the 25-year-old tweeted. “After a few conversations with the label I told them that I wanted to release it. My next single will be a bit later this year but I wanted to share this with you now.” Why the rush? “This is one of my favourites from the album. Conceptually I think it’s sums me up!”

“Just Like You” is one of those grating famous-people-have-feelings-too anthems. “It’s the guy from the one band, cigarette in my left hand,” Louis begins the song. “Whole world in my right hand, 25 and it’s all planned.” It all gets a little emo in the chorus. “I’m just like you, even though my problems look nothing like yours do,” he croons. “Yeah I get sad too and when I’m down I need somebody to talk to.” The lyrics are a little on the nose, but it might be a grower. You can stream the song below from midnight.

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Louis Tomlinson Confirms He & Zayn Malik Are «Mates» Again After 1D Drama: We «Cleared The Air»

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After not talking for more than a year, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson have buried the hatchet! Louis’ mom’s dying request was for him to reunite with his former bandmate, and now, her wish has come true.

Louis Tomlinson25, and the rest of One Direction didn’t take too kindly to Zayn Malik, 24, leaving the band in March 2015. After his exit, Zayn distanced himself from the other guys, and even months later, he admitted he didn’t talk to any of them, except Liam Payne, occasionally. Now, though, he can go back to counting Louis as one of his friends…and it’s all thanks to his mom, Johannah Deakin, who passed away in December. Louis previously revealed that before Johannah died, she asked him to make things right with Zayn, and now, he’s confirmed that he went ahead and fulfilled her dying request.

“We got back in touch with each other and kind of cleared the air and talked everything through,” the “Back To You” singer said on Andy Cohen Live. “So we’re mates again, I suppose. Like anything like that, it takes time. But it was nice that we had an opportunity to clear the air and be adults about it.” Johannah tragically died at the age of 43 after suffering from leukemia, but she made sure to leave her oldest son with great advice and even greater strength. Before her passing, Johannah also insisted that Louis not cancel his solo debut performance on The X-Factor, and even though it went down just three days after her death, he bravely took the stage with Steve Aoki and put on an incredible show.

It doesn’t seem like Louis and Zayn talk all the time now that they’ve cleared the air, but it’s good to know they’re on good terms once again! After all, they were always very close during the 1D days, and Louis previously admitted they got along so well because they could always “break the rules” together. They’re BACK, you guys!

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