Following news of his debut solo album Walls, to be released in January 2020, Louis Tomlinson will head to the Roundhouse on the London leg of his world tour.

After a run of hits in 2017, including hugely successful collaborations with Bebe Rexha and Steve Aoki, chasing chart positions took a back seat. Louis wanted to be an artist who had his own sound and something to say. “There was definitely a process of understanding where I sit musically,” says Louis. “I have my own tastes and, to a certain extent, they are fighting against the musical tide. When I grew up, pop meant Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Killers and Amy Winehouse.”

The record includes singles ‘Two of Us’, ‘Kill my Mind’ and ‘We Made It’. The latter is a track that fuses the euphoric indie influences of Louis’s teen years with contemporary electronic pop, inspired by stolen nights out in Manchester in the early days of One Direction.

The single ‘Two Of Us’ picked up the Best Song Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards and has so far hit 40 million streams on Spotify. Overall Louis’ solo music has garnered over a billion streams and as a member of One Direction, Louis has sold over 100 million records.

“I feel like a new artist now. I feel the most confident I’ve ever been, both as a songwriter and a singer…what matters is what my music means to me and what it means to the fans. That’s the priority. The rest we’ll have to wait and see.”

Walls is available to pre-order now.