Louis William Tomlinson (né Austin, born 24 December 1991) is an English singer-songwriter who has also done work in football, television, acting, and philanthropy.
He gained notability as a member of hit boyband One Direction, having auditioned as a solo artist. Out of all the members, he contributed the most in songwriting with credits on over 38 songs across the band's discography, particularly on the later 3 albums, including 6 hit singles. Outside of music, he initially made his name as the larger-than-life funny one with Keet tendencies.
Since the band's hiatus in 2016, he has gone on to release several singles as a solo artist and an album Walls (2020). He also appeared as a judge on The X Factor in 2018.
- Walls (2020)
- Britpop: His music, his album in particular, has often been referred to as such and he has cited the likes of Oasis as his inspiration.
- Grief Song: "Just Hold On" and "Two of Us" are tributes to his late mother, with whom he had a very close relationship. "Don't Let It Break Your Heart" also deals with the theme of grief.
- Even more devastatingly, he then lost his 18 year old sister Félicité only a week after releasing "Two of Us", less than three years after losing his mother.
- Oop North: A Yorkshireman and proud of it. The thickness of his accent varies: it tends to be very thick these days, but there was a time during which it leaned more towards RP, likely due to media training.
- Plucky Comic Relief: There are several clips, especially from the 1D and X Factor days, in which he has everyone in the room rolling.
- Sir Swearsalot: Tends to use swears as punctuation marks.