Louis Tomlinson Being open about life after the breakup from One Direction.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the singer-songwriter detailed his struggles trying to make a name for himself while his former bandmate Harry Styles was finding success in his solo career.
“I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me at first,” Tomlinson explained, “but it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that Harry is the most commercially successful because he really is in the mold of a modern star. It fits.”
one direction Formed in 2010 after each member auditioned individually for the British singing competition “X Factor”, but was put together as a band by Simon Cowell and other judges. While the band came in third on the show, they found huge success performing together until their breakup in 2016.
Tomlinson released his first single with Steve Aoki called “Just Hold On” less than a year later. They had moderate success, peaking at number 2 on the charts in the UK, and number 52 in the US Styles, on the other hand, in April 2017 released their debut single “Sign of the Times”, which reached number four. America went multi-platinum.
In 2020, Tomlinson released his first solo full-length album, “Walls”. The effort reached number 9 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Styles’ eponymous debut album was released in May 2017, and became the ninth best-selling album worldwide that year.
Tomlinson said of his success within the industry, “I didn’t know where to put myself, and really my only point of reference was the other members of the band.”
Meanwhile, Styles released his second studio album, “Fine Line” in 2019, which debuted at #1 in the US and became certified triple platinum. The album’s fourth single, “Watermelan Sugar”, debuted at the top of the Billboard charts, making it her first number 1 single in the US.
Earlier this year, he released his third studio album “harry’s houseWhich once again started at No. Prior to the album’s release, Styles headlined Coachella, and is currently on a sold-out world tour. He has also appeared in films, which made his big screen debut in 2017. movie “Dunkirk,” and he’s currently starring in Olivia Wilde’s “Dunkirk” movieDarling, don’t worry.” Styles will also be seen in the upcoming film ‘My Policeman’.
“He’s not just doing music, he also has films, and the tour he’s done has been incredible,” Tomlinson said. “It took me a while to work where I stand.”
Tomlinson made it clear that he does not hold any grudge against his former bandmate, saying that there is nothing but love between them and that he is proud of Styles.
“I look at Harry like a brother, man,” he said. “I’m very proud of what he’s doing.”
Tomlinson took a break from making music, but he is set to release his second studio album, “Faith in the Future,” on Friday. The album’s lead single, “Big Than Me,” peaked in September.