Louis Tomlinson has revealed he was fed up with Harry Styles’ success following the One Direction breakup
Louis Tomlinson One Direction is getting candid about life after their breakup.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the singer-songwriter detailed her struggles trying to make a name for herself, while her former bandmate Harry Styles seems to be finding success in his solo career.
“I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me at first,” Tomlinson explains, “but it’s not surprising to me that Harry is the most commercially successful because he really fits the mold of a modern star.”
one direction Formed in 2010 after each member auditioned as an individual for the British singing competition “X Factor”, but was brought together as a band by Simon Cowell and other judges. While the band placed third on the show, they continued to perform together until their breakup in 2016, finding massive success.
Tomlinson released his first single with Steve Aoki less than a year later called “Just Hold On”. She had moderate success, peaking at No. 2 on the UK charts, and No. 52 on the US Singles Chart, on the other hand, released her debut single “Sign of the Times” in April 2017, which peaked at No. 4. In the US and went multi platinum.
In 2020, Tomlinson released his first solo full-length album, “Walls”. The effort reached number 9 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Styles’ debut album was released in May 2017 and became the ninth best-selling album worldwide that year.
“I didn’t know where to put myself, and really my only reference was the other band members,” Tomlinson said of his own success within the industry.
Meanwhile, Styles released his second studio album, “Fine Line” in 2019, which debuted at No. 1 in the US and was certified triple platinum. The album’s fourth single, “Watermelon Sugar”, debuted at the top of the Billboard charts, becoming her first solo single in the US.
Earlier this year, he released his third studio album “Harry’s house“which again debuted at No. 1. Prior to the album’s release, Styles headlined Coachella, and is currently on a sold-out world tour. He has also appeared in films, making his big screen debut in the 2017 film “Dunkirk,” and he currently stars in the Olivia Wilde film Acting”Don’t be too darling.” Styles is also set to appear in the upcoming movie “My Policeman.”
“He’s not only doing music, he’s got movies, and the touring he’s done is incredible,” Tomlinson said. “It took me a while to figure out where I stood.”
Tomlinson made it clear that he holds no grudge against his former bandmate, saying there’s nothing but love between them and that he’s proud of the style.
“I see Harry as a brother, man,” he said. “I have a lot of pride in what he’s doing.”
Tomlinson took a break from making music, but is set to release his second studio album, “Faith in the Future,” on Friday. The album’s lead single, “Bigger Than Me,” debuted in September.
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