Louis Tomlinson has said he expects “some messages” from his former One Direction bandmates as they release their new album later this year.
The 30-year-old singer said that after the group split in 2016, the members have each “embraced what we love musically” and are “proud” of his own solo career.
Tomlinson’s second album, Faith In The Future, was released in November and follows the recently released single Bigger Than Me.
“I definitely expect some texts when the album comes out.”@Louis Tomlinson A look back at his former One Direction bandmates and their different musical journeys.#TheOneShow 👉 https://t.co/bv3CX72oDn pic.twitter.com/PN5gxP2qaU
— BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) September 7, 2022
Speaking to the BBC’s The One Show about his recent world tour dates and upcoming album, he said: I have had for a long time or my entire career.
“I came out of a band the size of One Direction, so I’m very proud of my first album, but when you get out of a situation like I do, there’s a lot of room for rethinking.
“So actually with this album it’s more clear. I feel more comfortable saying that this is who I am as an artist.”
Talking about his various paths since One Direction broke up, he continues:
“But this is the kind of thing I grew up with, so now I’m proud to be doing what I love.”
When asked if the band showed support for each other on their new releases, he added:
Tomlinson also recalls his first music festival in Leeds when he was 16 and still wore his wristband during his first X Factor audition.
His new album, Face in the Future, will be released on November 11, 2022.