Louis Tomlinson just unveiled the title track from his forthcoming debut album, Walls.
On Friday (January 17), Tomlinson released his latest single “Walls,” an emotionally-charged and spirited song that speaks to the power of faith and overcoming what appears to be insurmountable obstacles. “The day you walked away and took the higher ground/ Was the day that I became the man that I am now,” the former One Direction member sings in the opening verse, willing himself onto the greener side of a challenging relationship.
“But these high walls, they came up short/ Now I stand taller than them all,” Tomlinson croons in the uplifting chorus, standing strong on his conviction. “These high walls never broke my soul/ And I watched them all come falling down.”
In a statement to Press Party, the 28-year-old revealed how the song manifested following 1D’s breakup. “It’s about coming home having been on tour, soon after the band had split,” he explained. “I found some of my girlfriend’s clothes in the cupboard and it hit me what I’d done. I love the indie sound of the song and its circular nature – it opens and closes with the same lyric.”
“Walls” appears on Tomlinson’s 12-track debut album of the same name, arriving on January 31. Other tracks on the LP include previous singles “Kill My Mind,”“We Made It” and “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart.” As previously announced, the “Two of Us” artist will set off on a tour this summer to promote the project. Grab tickets here.
In related news, Louis Tomlinson is nominated at this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards for Best Fan Army! Social voting is open now, and will close on Monday, March 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT for all categories, except for Best Fan Army which will continue through Friday, March 27th at 9am ET/6am PT. Fans can vote using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
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