Tomlinson plans to release material via Simon Cowell record label Syco
Louis Tomlinson is the final One Direction member to announce solo career. The boyband went on hiatus in January of this year.
The Sun reports that the 24-year-old has been working on solo material with a view to releasing it on Syco, Simon Cowell’s label and the company that created One Direction.
The paper reports that “Louis is a brilliant songwriter and had not initially planned his own solo career. But he’s been back in the studio and has been working on some really amazing music. He’s played some to the powers that be at Syco, who are really excited. They think he could be a real success as a solo artist, given his proven ability to write hit records and massive fanbase as part of One Direction.”
Earlier this year, One Direction fans raised concern over the health of Tomlinson.
Despite the pop group’s ongoing hiatus, their fans remain vocal on social media and #LouisTakeCareOfYourself has started trending on Twitter after photos emerged of Tomlinson leaving a London nightclub in the early hours looking dishevelled.
“He looks so weak[.] I’m crying[.] Please care about your health. We love you,” one fan wrote, while another said: “It hurts me to see him like this, pls take care of this angel and protect him at all cost.”
Following in the footsteps of former bandmate Zayn Malik, who topped the charts earlier this year with his debut album ‘Mind Of Mine’, Liam Payne also announced he is launching a solo career after signing a deal with Capitol Records.
Louis Walsh has said One Direction won’t reunite for at least 10 years. The boyband, who formed on X Factor, went on hiatus in January and are rumoured to be reuniting in mid-2017.