At last, Louis Tomlinson’s long-awaited second album “Faith In The Future” is released. The carefully chosen album title embodies Louis’ optimistic view of the world, with which he has produced a collection of songs that are just made for the stage. Having spent most of the first part of his adult life working at full throttle and top speed, Louis Tomlinson took much more time this time around to make sure his second album would be exactly what he envisioned. So Louis worked on “Faith In The Future” as the lead creative force with the support of some collaborators like Mike Crossey (The 1975, Wolf Alice), Rob Harvey, Dan Grech (The Killers, The Vaccines, Halsey), Nico Rebscher (Alice Merton) as well as the aforementioned Joe Cross and Theo Hutchcraft.
The album opens with the booming drums of “The Greatest,” which Tomlinson says celebrates the wonderful relationship he has with his avid fan base. In addition to the anthemic first single “Bigger Than Me” and the indie-punk track “Out Of My System,” which is dearly loved by his followers, it contains many other standout songs, such as the indie floor-filler “Written All Over Your Face,” the summer anthem “Lucky Again,” the tear-jerking songs “Angels Fly” and “Holding On To Heartache,” and the retrospective “Common People” – a beautiful and poignant tribute to his hometown of Doncaster.
“Faith In The Future” is particularly characterized by a very balanced equilibrium, with Louis Tomlinson seemingly effortlessly managing to show off all his skills on the one hand, but without denying for a moment that he is entirely himself on the other. While Louis merely sticks his little toe into the wild waters of dance music with “All This Time”, “She Is Beauty We Are World Class” is a dance track par excellence, which just fits perfectly to an Iberian sunset, but still seems absolutely authentic.
If “Walls” was an album that Louis Tomlinson simply had to ‘talk’ off his chest, he has now spread his wings uncompromisingly with “Faith In The Future” and impressively shows how much he has developed further.
Just recently, Louis has announced a major arena tour of the UK and Europe for 2023 much to the delight of his fanbase. The tour will run from August to November next year – including a date at London’s O2 Arena.
Setting the record for the most livestreamed concert by a male solo artist, Louis even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2022 for hosting one of the largest livestreamed concerts of all time, selling over 160,000 tickets to fans in more than 110 countries and raising funds for several major charities and tour teams affected by the pandemic. Following the huge success of his festival debut in 2021, Louis Tomlinson could be seen live this August at the popular Away From Home Festival, held at the stunning Marenostrum Fuengirola in Málaga, Spain. 18,000 tickets were completely sold out in just 24 hours and the line-up was peppered with some of the best new British bands.