The One Direction singer sent fans into a frenzy across social media when he dropped his brand-new single on Thursday (Sept. 1). The song, which was produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975 and Wolf Alice) and co-written by Tomlinson alongside Rob Harvey and Red Triangle, is an impassioned pop song with an emotional chorus.
“When somebody told me I would change / I used to hidе behind a smile / When somеbody told me I would change / I was afraid, I don’t know why / ‘Cause so does the world outside, I realize,” Tomlinson sings on the track’s chorus.
Tomlinson shared that the new single honors his live concerts and is the first song from his upcoming new record that got him excited.
“It was my first moment of excitement making this record, and where it felt we were on to something which honors the live show,” Tomlinson shared of the new song. “I’ve always strived to be a very normal, humble person in this life, but there’s a line to that and a responsibility that comes from being in this position. I realized from doing those live shows what it means to my fans and how everything I do is bigger than me. It’s almost a coming of age for myself and putting opinions about myself to the back of my mind and thinking about what it potentially means for other people.”
Listen to Louis Tomlinson’s new song “Bigger Than Me” below.
On Faith In The Future Tomlinson collaborated with celebrated names such as Mike Crossey (The 1975 and Wolf Alice), Rob Harvey, Dan Grech (The Killers, The Vaccines, Halsey), Nico Rebscher (Alice Merton), Joe Cross (Courteeners), and Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft.
While recording Faith In The Future, Tomlinson’s goal was to produce a collection of songs that benefit his live concert and will bring anthemic new tunes for fans to sing-along to with him, a task that he’s confidently conquering on the forthcoming project.
The new project marks Tomlinson’s first new music since the release of his debut album, WALLS, which was released in January 2020. The album has gone on to sell over a million copies since its release and has reached No. 1 on Worldwide iTunes Album Chart and No. 1 on iTunes Album Chart in 50 countries. The project also debuted at No. 4 on the UK Official Charts, No. 2 for UK Official Album sales as well as No. 8 on Rolling Stone’s Top Albums Chart and No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Tomlinson has gone on to win several awards with WALLS, including Best Song Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards with his song “Two Of Us,” and an iHeartRadio Award for ‘Best Solo Breakout’. He has also won an EMA Award for ‘Best UK & Ireland Act’ in 2017, and ‘Artist Of The Summer’ at Philly radio station 96.5 TDY’s annual awards.
Faith In The Future is available for pre-order now HERE.
In August of 2021, Tomlinson hosted and headlined his own one-day free music event in London, dubbed The Away From Home Festival, which was entirely curated by the “Walls” singer himself. The festival hosted 8,500 fans at Crystal Palace Bowl and followed his record-breaking Live From London livestream concert, which took place in December 2020 and broke the Guinness World Record for most tickets sold for a livestreamed concert by a solo male artist. The event sold over 160,000 tickets to fans in over 110 countries and raising funds for several important charities and touring crew affected by the pandemic.
Tomlinson is currently in the midst of his massive, sold-out World tour, which has visited the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and South America so far. The tour has featured 19 sold out arena dates in Latin America, a sold-out night at London’s Wembley Arena and a highly emotional homecoming concert at The Dome in Tomlinson’s hometown of Doncaster.
The tour recently visited Asia and Australia for nine more sell out shows. In total the tour has sold a phenomenal 500,000 tickets globally and will finish this Saturday (Sept. 3) with a sold out Stadium show at Milan’s Ippodromo Snai San Siro.
He also recently held the return of his highly successful festival ‘Away From Home’. Following the huge success of the festival’s 2021 debut, the 2022 one day festival was staged at the stunning Marenostrum Fuengirola, Malaga Spain, hosting 18,000 fans this month.
Conceived and curated by Louis himself, the festival was designed to shine a light on new British talent. This year the event sold out in just 24 hours and featured a stellar line-up including English Indie-rock band The Vaccines and Madrid based Indie band Hinds, alongside Sun Room and Northern British Alt-punk band Stone. Louis also performed a full special headline set to close out the day. The 2021 bill included Essex punk band Bilk and Scottish No.1 album seller The Snuts.
For more information on Louis Tomlinson and his upcoming new album and tour dates, visit Tomlinson’s official website HERE.