Louis Tomlinson didn't want One Direction break

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 June 2017
Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson has admitted he wasn't keen for One Direction to go on hiatus

Louis Tomlinson didn't want One Direction to take a break.

The 'Little Things' hitmakers have been on indefinite hiatus since January 2016 and the 25-year-old singer admitted he didn't enjoy having the discussions about their future with bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan.

He said: "It wasn't necessarily a nice conversation. I could see where it was going."

The timing of the band going on hiatus was particularly hard for Louis because he'd finally found his feet as a performer.

He said: "In the last year of One Direction I was probably the most confident I ever was. And then it was: 'OK, hiatus!' "

The 'Just Hold On' singer believes people regarded him as "forgettable, to a certain degree" when he was with the 'History' group, especially when compared with his bandmates.

He told the Observer magazine: "The others have always been... Like Niall, for example. He's the most lovely guy in the world. Happy-go-lucky Irish, no sense of arrogance. And he's fearless. There are times I've thought: 'I'd have a bit of that.'

"Zayn [Malik, ex-member], back in the day. He could relate to me on a nerves level. In the first year we were both the least confident. But Zayn has a fantastic voice and for him it was always about owning that.

"Liam always had a good stage presence, same as Harry, they've both got that ownership. Harry comes across very cool. Liam's all about getting the crowd going, doing a bit of dancing... And then there's me."

Initially Louis intended to write for other artists, work on his record label and wait "two years, five years, whatever it be" until the group got back together, so going solo late last year took even him by surprise.

He admitted: "If you'd asked me a year or 18 months ago: 'Are you going to do anything as a solo artist?' I'd have said absolutely not."

Comments

1. Jc Hall28 Jun 2017, 8:53am Report

Harry said in ROLLING STONE that he 1st suggested break Dec. 2014. He was one really arguing for it , and it was decided Aug 2015 . Their last performance was New Years Dec 31 2015. And that was recorded. All 4 have not been seen together since. Didn't even finish out contract which wasn't up until Mar. 2016. Harry took break in Jan. wrote and recorded in Feb. Started auditions in Mar. and on to filming Dunkirk. Came back and went to Jamaica to write and finish recording album . He took about a month of that intended break.

2. Jc Hall28 Jun 2017, 8:55am Report

what happened to my preview?

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