Louis Tomlinson: ex One Direction singer’s album release date and tracklist including new song Bigger Than Me

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Tomlinson’s second solo album will be released later in 2022 - and it’s available to pre-order now

Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has announced new music in the form of his second solo album.

The record will be called Faith in the Future, and includes the newly released single Bigger Than Me.

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So, what else do we know about the album, when will it be released and how will you be able to buy it?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has announced his second solo album called Faith in the Future.Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has announced his second solo album called Faith in the Future.
Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has announced his second solo album called Faith in the Future. | Getty Images for iHeartMedia

What do we know about the new album, Faith in the Future?

The upcoming new album, Faith in the Future, will be a follow-up to his debut full length album, Walls, which was released in 2020.

Tomlinson’s forthcoming album was produced by Mike Crossey, who’s previously worked with top musicians such as Arctic Monkeys, The 1975 and Wolf Alice.

The singer co-wrote the LP alongside The Music frontman Rob Harvey, and the songwriting and production team Red Triangle.

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Other contributors on Faith In The Future include Dan Grech (The Killers, The Vaccines, Halsey), Nico Rebscher (Alice Merton), Joe Cross (Courteeners), and Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft.

What has Louis Tomlinson said about his new album?

Tomlinson said the inspiration behind one of the songs on his new album, the newly released single called Bigger Than Me, was his fans.

The single Bigger Than Me was released on Thursday 1 September 2022.

He said: “[‘Bigger Than Me’] was my first moment of excitement making this record, and where it felt we were on to something which honours the live show.

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“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 realised 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.”

Writing on his official social media accounts, Tomlinson also said that he was “so excited” to be “finally” sharing the news of his next album.

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He said: “After living with this album for a while I can’t wait for you all to hear it. Thank you for allowing me to make the music I want to make.”

Rob Harvey also took to his Instagram account to express his joy at the release of the record.

Alongside a series of in-the-studio images, he wrote: “Buzzing to be part of the new [Louis Tomlinson] album.”

When will Faith in the Future be released?

The new album will be released on Friday 11 November 2022.

How can I get Louis Tomlinson’s new album, Faith in the Future?

The CD version costs £10.99, while the vinyl version costs £22.99.

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There are also two exclusive versions which are available to pre-order now via Amazon; one with a signed art card for £110.06 and another with yellow and red marble for £24.99.

What reviews has Faith in the Future received?

The new album hasn’t yet received any reviews, but those are expected to come after it is released in the autumn.

But, if the reviews of Tomlinson’s previous album are an indication of what’s to come, then it is likely to be received very well.

In a review of Louis Tomlinson’s ‘Walls’, NME wrote: “The album’s Oasis-imitating title track indicates his headstrong ambition, the neat major-minor key changes just about sophisticated enough to pull at your heartstrings.

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“He’s perhaps taking the time to find himself properly before launching into a boisterous future.

“He may be looking back on what he loved – both the history he helped make and the one that shaped him – before rebuilding something new. There are the foundations here for a rewarding future.”

Who is Louis Tomlinson?

Louis Tomlinson, aged 30, is a singer and songwriter best known for being a member of boyband One Direction, which was formed on ITV singing contest The X Factor.

Tomlinson auditioned on talent series The X Factor in 2010. After being eliminated as a solo performer he was placed into a group with four other contestants, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, forming One Direction.

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One Direction, who became known as 1D to their fans, went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.

Following the group’s hiatus in 2016, Tomlinson released Just Hold On as a debut solo single in December 2016. It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and was certified platinum in the UK.

In 2018, Tomlinson appeared on the fifteenth series of The X Factor as a judge and a mentor of the Boys category. When his mentee Dalton Harris won the competition, Tomlinson became the first former contestant of the show to become the winning mentor.

The following year, Tomlinson released the singles Two of Us, Kill My Mind, We Made It, Don’t Let It Break Your Heart and Walls. His debut solo album, also called Walls, was released in January 2020.

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