It’s hard to deal with the thought that we’re leaving the decade that birthed One Direction behind, and that it’s unlikely we’ll see them together again in the new decade. Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan seemingly haven’t made any plans for a comeback, not yet at least.
Something positive that came out of their break-up, though, are their careers as soloists, which we support and cherish – with all of our heart.
Here’s a journey through Louis Tomlinson’s top 7 moments of 2019 – just in time before the release of his debut album, set to be in January!
And if you don’t know who he is – take a look at our previous article about him. You won’t regret it.
1. When he announced the release date of his debut album AND a headline worldwide tour in the span of two days!
It’s October 23, 2019 when Louis Tomlinson manages to send the whole of Twitter into a meltdown with one simple tweet.
“Got something hiding around online for you… here’s a head start”
What was he hiding? Nothing less than the artwork cover for his debut solo album, “Walls”, out on January 31, 2020. The fans went wild trying to piece the puzzle together, and eventually brought the name of the album in the worldwide trends!
Walls is available to pre-order here!
And since that wasn’t enough, Louis also announced his first headline tour, which brings him on stage in 20 different countries over 3 different continents, starting in March 2020.
Make sure to get your tickets to see Louis on his website.
2. When he performed his biggest solo set yet, in front of 30.000 people!
Yes, you heard that right: Louis’ longest headline show to date was in front of 30.000 people. We’re in Madrid, on September 14: Louis takes over the stage with a brilliant performance that includes, other than his previously released singles Kill My Mind and Two Of Us, four brand new songs straight out of “Walls”: Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (which will later become his third single before the album release), Defenceless, Too Young and Habit.
Nedless to say – he absolutely smashed it. We’re jealous of everyone who had the chance to witness his incredible performance live.
3. Louis and Richard
If we thought Louis Tomlinson couldn’t prove himself to be a better person than he already did, boy, were we wrong! Along with the lyrical masterpiece, and incredibly emotional, that his song ‘Two Of Us’ is, Louis released a music video called Louis And Richard.
“Who’s Richard?” one may ask. Richard is a lovely 83 years old British man who sadly lost his wife around the same time Louis lost his mum. In the video, Louis takes Richard to several places in order for him to fullfill his bucket list: they go racing, they drive a helicopter, Richard gives Louis a tattoo – and in the end, he performs in front of a sold out arena.
An incredibly heartwarming video if you ask us!
4. ‘We Made It’ signage in Times Square
“The song started with the title and we were talking about what the title means to me. It kind of was a message between the fans and myself that we made it. The feel of touring together, that’s the theme. It was the base and we really raved about those moments.”
“We Made It” is a song Louis built around the concept of ‘making it’ together with his fans. We can only imagine how much of a proud moment it must’ve been for him to see himself on a huge Billboard in Times Square when it was released!
His “Thank you,” as always, went to the fans who supported the song.
5. The iconic note that changed everything
Changing your whole sound may be terrifying to many artists – but not to Louis Tomlinson. He already went through something similar, after all, when he decided to take matters into his own hands and revolutionized One Direction’s whole discography, writing banger after banger and giving the band a chance to rise out of the “bubblegum pop” genre they had been put into.
The aforementioned note was tweeted by Louis as an announcement to fans: from now on, I’ll be myself, regardless of how well my music might do charts and sales wise.
It takes bravery to make such a move. Congrats, Louis! We’re behind you!
6. Don’t go against One Direction…
…or you might have to face serious consequences.
Such as, dealing with a very angry Louis.
Ouch! We believe someone from The Mirror had to deal with loads of backlash – and probably an unhappy boss – after Louis’ tweet.
Louis didn’t stop there – he also called their poor attempt to bring the band down “tragic”. We couldn’t agree more.
7. Our Teen Choice Artist is:
For the third year in a row, Louis went and secured himself a Teen Choice Award, this time as “Choice Song Male Artist” for ‘Two Of Us’.
And for the third year in a row he gushed about how much he loves his fans, and how grateful he is for their constant support.
Could we love him more? We don’t think so, but we hope our list of Louis’ top 7 moments of 2019 made YOU love him more!
What were your top 7 Louis Tomlinson moments of 2019? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
Featured Image Source: British Glamour