Many fans consider Louis Tomlinson the backbone of One Direction as a band. His voice was spread across the group’s song lyrics in more than 30 songs. He added depth to the tracks with his unique voice. And it’s undeniable how his talent grew in the band, with five years of music industry experience under his belt in 2015 when the group went on hiatus. The star actually didn’t want One Direction to go on a break when they did though for one specific reason.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25: Louis Tomlinson visits “The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show” at Z100 Studio on October 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)Louis Tomlinson didn’t sing that much during ‘The X Factor’ days
While One Direction was competing on The X Factor in 2010, Tomlinson didn’t have as many solos as his bandmates. The spotlight was often on Harry Styles and Liam Payne, with Zayn Malik’s high notes thrown in for good measure.
The move didn’t match with the judges’ unanimous approval for the Doncaster singer at his audition. Tomlinson’s singing of “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s got him the answers he needed to move forward in the competition.
Despite Tomlinson not getting many solos in the band’s first album Up All Night, he began to shine in the songwriting arena for One Direction. Tomlinson’s influence was most heard in Midnight Memories, the band’s 2013 album that leaned more into a rock sound.
Many people have determined that 1D’s growth in their music started with Midnight Memories, which featured songwriting from more of the band members. Tomlinson wrote on 12 of the 18 total tracks.
Why Louis Tomlinson didn’t want One Direction to go on hiatus
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After Malik left the band in March 2015, One Direction released its fifth album, Made in the A.M. Tomlinson was featured prominently in both the singing and writing of that album.
He co-wrote “Perfect” with Styles (among other common collaborators such as Julian Bunetta). Tomlinson’s voice carried the “History” bridge. He also went out with a bang on the bonus track “A.M.” by singing the second chorus, final chorus, and outro. He dueted with Styles for the last two parts of the band’s final song.
Two years after One Direction’s hiatus, Tomlinson spoke with
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