Louis Tomlinson dropped the music video for his brand new single ‘Walls’, the title track of his debut album and we’re absolutely loving it!
The surrealist video sees Tommo roaming the Moroccan desert where he encounters a mysterious door before walking through a series of glass panes and sitting on a chair which balances halfway up a brick wall.
Various scenes throughout the video see similar unusual scenarios, such as Louis sprawled on the floor of a ballroom amongst dancing couples as well as being surrounded by masked strangers. There’s even a scene that seems to resemble silhouettes of the One Direction members.
The video is subject to what is assumed to be symbolism and has had fans up in arms as they try to debunk the video with their own theories. We’ve been spending our lunch break reading through a bunch of them and decided to share the best ones with you.
A common theory we came across is how the song and video are written as a self perspective of Louis…
theory: his walls broke down and he was so vulnerable that he became a target of his own feelings pic.twitter.com/7bbzvhzT7K— sky ◟̽◞̽ 11 (@tooyoungsky) January 19, 2020
Themes of vulnerability has been a concept that many Louies have been drawn to in particular.
another theory: louis wrote walls to his former self and he’s been looking back at his life and at the end he says “I just hope I see you one day, and you say to me, “Oh, oh” cause he is a totally different person now but he sometimes misses his insecure, young self pic.twitter.com/r7scvmgXbH— sky ◟̽◞̽ 11 (@tooyoungsky) January 19, 2020
Others have been leaning more towards the concept of growth. There’s no denying that Louis has been through a lot of ups and downs over the years, so could growth from the various scenarios potentially be the main theme of the video?
THEORY about “nothing wakes you up like waking up alone” & the song coming full circle… the way I’ve seen some people interpret the song is about a breakup that he’s grown past but that never quite felt right to me… now if his walls also are what kept him from his love… pic.twitter.com/pXXo2GedzU— mal is still thinking WHAT IF (@2ghoststooyoung) January 20, 2020
I have seen a lot of theories about what #walls is about here’s my thought I believe its louis saying good bye to his boyband past the reason I think that is because it reminds me of the song that miley cyrus sang on the series finale of hannah Montana— Cute_But_Crazy (@Tommo_Chick91) January 20, 2020
Another interesting one is about him closing a chapter in his life with the One Direction days since this is his debut album and first full-length solo project.
But one theory we are really interested in is that Louis used Carl Jung’s Jungian Psychotherapy theory.
The Jungian Psychotherapy theory is basically a theory of psychological types designed to categorize people in terms of various personality patterns. It has four themes that depict what kind of archetype you are meant to have within your psyche: the anima/animus, shadow, the persona, and the self. Looking at the video, it seems as though Louis exploring the four themes throughout the storyline is the narrative to learn more about who he really is.
Wbk that Louis is more than just a pretty face and here’s the proof, Karen!
Let’s watch it again, for research purposes (and just because it slaps, d’uh…)
What theories do you believe? Do you have one of your own? Sound off in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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