According to CheatSheet, One Direction member Louis Tomlinson wasn’t in favor of the band going on hiatus to work on solo projects.
He started out as a more silent member of 1D, with fewer solos than his bandmates. However, he began to show off his songwriting talent by helping write many of the tunes on the band’s 2013 album, “Midnight Memories.” Tomlinson was said to have written 12 of the album’s 18 tracks.
Following Zayne Malik’s departure from the group, Tomlinson was featured prominently on the band’s 2015 album “Made in the A.M.” He also wrote many of the songs on that record, including “Perfect” with bandmate Harry Styles.
Two years following One Direction’s split, Tomlinson opened up about the group going their separate ways, revealing that he wasn’t in favor of it. “In the last year of One Direction, I was probably the most confident I ever was,” he told The Guardian. “And then it was: ‘OK, hiatus!'”
The singer went on to reveal that he argued against the decision. “It wasn’t necessarily a nice conversation,” he said, regarding discussions of the split. “I could see where it was going.”
Since the group disbanded, Tomlinson has been writing songs with other artists, such as DJ Steve Aoki and Bebe Rexha. He released a solo album, “Walls,” in 2020, on which he wrote every track.
He also reveals that he’d like to get into management to help others in the music industry.