First Zayn Malik went solo, and now Louis is going his own direction with music, too! The 1D cutie is starting his own record label and has already signed a major player. Will Louis be the next to leave the boy band after Zayn’s dramatic departure?
Could Louis Tomlinson, 23, pull a Zayn Malik, 22, and bail on One Direction, crushing our hearts all over again? Louis is serious about expanding his career in the music business and is in the process of starting his own record label, which is being fully backed by Sony. Find out all the details!
Louis Tomlinson Leaving One Direction? 1D Singer Is Starting Record Label
Louis’ rep confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that the 1D singer is indeed staring his own record label. However, Directioners shouldn’t fret too much, because Louis is still very much a part of One Direction. It seems like he’s just looking for a new avenue to explore his love of music and discovering new artists!
“This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time,” Louis told The Sun. “To be given the opportunity to potentially give new artists a platform is an incredible feeling. I hope to sign some really exciting new artists down the line.”
So exciting! His record label, which will be launched later this year, is being backed by Sony and is also an imprint of Simon Cowell‘s label, Syco. He’s already off to a successful start, signing X Factor finalist Jack Walton as his first artist. He’s also planning to hold auditions for a girl group when he’s not busy with One Direction.
That’s right, it looks and sounds like Louis will not let his career move impact being a part of One Direction. After Zayn announced he was branching out into a solo career, Louis, Harry Styles, 21, Liam Payne, 21, Niall Horan, 21, announced that they would carry on as a four piece and they are sticking to their word!
One Direction’s Fifth Album: Harry Styles Is Making Sure It’s Their Best One Yet
One Direction is hard at work on new material, and Zayn’s departure is pushing them to make their fifth album their best one yet!
“The boys are convinced [their next album] will be their biggest success yet. Liam is really the catalyst making sure everyone is focused and bringing their A game. He needn’t worry though as Louis, Harry and Niall are all on board and working hard,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Harry really wants to make his mark as a songwriter and show he’s a talented one at that. He knows this album could make or break his future musical career and is taking it very seriously.”
Simon even said in an interview after Zayn left that he has full confidence the boys will put out an incredible album, too! We can’t wait to hear it.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you support Louis’ decision to start a record label or do you think all of his energy should be focused on 1D? Sound off below!
— Julianne Ishler