Louis Tomlinson's 18-track solo album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 September 2018
Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson's debut solo album will feature 18 tracks because he wants his fans to get value for money

Louis Tomlinson's debut solo album will feature 18 tracks.

The One Direction singer and 'X Factor' judge is working on his own music during the band's extended hiatus and Louis has revealed that he wants his fans to get "value for money" on his record.

Speaking to Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2, Louis said: "I'm a bit pedantic about this, I want it to be value for money so it's going to be as many tracks as I can possibly get on it. I want to get it close to 18 for the deluxe.

"It's been a long process but I'm a proper perfectionist and I have a few more songs that I need and want to write. It's more about the type of artist I am."

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell - who put One Direction together on 'The X Factor' - recently insisted that Louis and bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne, will reunite as a group.

The 58-year-old music mogul thinks the group - who went on indefinite hiatus in 2016 - have "too big" a legacy not to reform, though he doesn't expect it will happen any time soon.

He said: "I just think the legacy is too big not to go back to at one point. Plus they have enough songs. I didn't know how many hits they've had... When they do get back together it will be a huge event.

"But look, they're all doing their own thing and they're all being successful. But I have a feeling it will happen. I really do. I'd love it to happen."

And Simon thinks the group don't even need to get back together to record new music as he believes fans would be satisfied with concerts.

He added: "Individually they were all great. The group was the launchpad, but, of course, everyone would love to see them back together -- even if it was just a series of concerts."

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