Louis Tomlinson had some very good news for his fans during Wednesday night’s (June 19) Late Late Show. He told old friend host James Corden that he’s been working on the songs for his debut solo album “for a while now,” and his plan is to “release songs a little bit more frequently.” That news, of course, drew howls of approval from the London crowd during the third night of Corden’s home country visit.
“At the moment it’s three or four months in between, so I think I’m going to do two or three at once and get meself back on the road,” he said, with that last bit really grabbing Corden’s attention. “Back on the road?” he asked. “Are we talking about a tour this year?”
Sadly, no. “I think next year,” Tomlinson said to deafening screams. “Which I’m really excited about. You know obviously we spent 70 percent of our time in One Direction on the road, so it’s been a while for me to do a tour.” He promised to “start small” and then work his way up to bigger venues.
Tomlinson also talked about his epic series in which he helps his friend Richard tick things off of his bucket list, and, after Corden would simply not let him say otherwise, he half-heartedly agreed to pretend to be a cat in a reprise of an instantly viral moment from 2015 when the host convinced him to sit on his lap, lick his paws and act like a feline.
Tomlinson, who signed with Arista Records earlier this year, released the tearjerker single “Two of Us” in late April, the follow-up to his four previous solo efforts: “Back To You” featuring Bebe Rexha, which reached No. 40 on the Hot 100, “Just Hold On” with Steve Aoki, “Miss You” and “Just Like You.”
Check out Tomlinson talking about touring and reluctantly being a cat below.