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).
Louis Tomlinson has revealed he ‘wasn’t ready’ for One Direction to take a break.
Louis Tomlinson was ‘fuming’ when he discovered his One Direction bandmates, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne, wanted to go on a hiatus.
The ‘Two of Us’ singer said the news ‘hit him hard’ and even though he still doesn’t ‘fully understand everyone’s individual reasons’ he ‘respects’ them.
He said: “I was f***ing fuming at first. We were working really hard – people have said overworked, but we weren’t overworked, that’s just what happens when you’re a band that size, though I understand. I thought I’d mentally prepared myself for a break, but it hit me hard … About a week after, I sat there thinking, ‘Strike while the iron’s hot,’ but I wasn’t ready. I was bitter and angry, I didn’t know why we couldn’t just carry on. But now, even though I don’t fully understand everyone’s individual reasons, I respect them.”
He added that, if it had been down to him, the boys would have just taken a year out.
He said: “It if was up to me, yeah. I’d maybe have said, ‘Let’s have a year off.’ But yeah, probably. I’m sure there’s a better analogy out there but it’s a bit like shutting down Coca-Cola. You don’t say, ‘Right, let’s hang the boots up on that,’ because it’s a massive thing.”
On Tuesday, Louis Tomlinson's son Freddie rang in fourth birthday with the sweetest little celebration. For the milestone b-day, mom Briana Jungwirth took to Instagram and showed off just how much their little boy has grown up. Posing for the camera and flashing a big smile, the One Direction alum's mini-me looks super thrilled to dig into his birthday cupcake.
Keeping her caption simple, the personal stylist wrote, "Birthday Boy."
When it comes to sharing pictures of Freddie, both Louis and Briana, who briefly dated before welcoming their son, prefer to keep their little one off of their social medias. But, in the past, Briana has treated fans to cute snaps of the toddler. Earlier this week, she posted a picture of him hanging out on her bed. And before that, she shared a picture of the two of them donning matching onesies to commence their Christmas celebrations.
Louis Tomlinson was grilled about a One Direction reunion on The One Show.
One Direction stars Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson are constantly quizzed on the possibility of a reunion, so when Louis appeared on The One Show to promote his new album ‘Walls’, hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker asked if it would happen this year.
The boys were put together on The X Factor a decade ago, so Alex suggested this year could be the perfect time for a reunion.
Louis Tomlinson Was ’Fuming’ Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne Wanted To Take One Direction Hiatus
However, Louis insisted their four-year hiatus hasn’t felt as long for the boys as it has for the fans who are missing their music.
Listening to Louis Tomlinson’s solo debut, Walls, is a bit like hanging out with the high school quarterback who stayed in his hometown after the rest of his class moved away. It wistfully brings to mind One Direction’s glory days, grown faded around the edges by time. The quarterback is still charming, his tales still rousing, but you kind of hope maybe, next year, he’ll move on — he’s certainly talented enough to do so.
It’s hard stepping out of the boy band formula, for sure. But Harry Styles has been evolving nicely into a delightful eccentric who gets his dulcimers from the same woman as Joni Mitchell; Zayn Malik his transitioned to R&B-flavored pop. It’s fair to say Louis can break free as well. That doesn’t happen enough on Walls. Songs like “Perfect Now,” echo One Direction’s 2011 hit “What Makes You Beautiful.” “You say to me your jeans don’t fit/You don’t feel pretty and it’s hard to miss/I wish that you could see my point of view,” Tomlinson sings, a sentiment that seems an odd move backward in the age of Lizzo. “I guess some queens don’t need a crown,” is almost heartbreakingly endearing when stacked up next to Billie Eilish, who donned hers in 2019 with a scowl.
When Tomlinson addresses a song to “you,” it often seems like the same You he and his mates were singing to years ago. You hear it in “Defenseless” (“I come running to you like a moth into a flame”), Habit” (“You’re the habit that I can’t break”) and “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart” (“Whatever tears you apart/Don’t let it break your heart”). The gang vocals that permeate many songs also make it hard to place the album in the here and now.
On some tracks, Tomlinson seems to acknowledge the lost glory days with 1D — albeit through the language of romance. “I’ve been looking back a lot lately/Me and you is all I’ve ever known,” he sings on “Too Young.” “Don’t know why they put this on us when we’re so young,” he muses on the triumphant “We Made It.” That coupled with the album’s more 1D-like tracks makes for a bit too much nostalgia for anyone who’s not a super fan.