Louis has shared some super honest words
Having gone solo after the smash hit band began a hiatus in 2015, 27-year-old Louis has spent the past three years releasing his own music.
Now, the Doncaster pop star has shared a very candid message with his fans, dishing all the details on how he feels about his ventures.
This comes just weeks after Louis lost his 18-year-old sister Félicité following a suspected heart attack.
Announcing to fans he had something to ‘get off his chest’, Louis shared the lengthy statement, penning: ‘Someone very recently said something about how so many people focus on the ‘end game’ without enjoying the doing.
‘I’ve been thinking a lot more about what success means to me. I feel like I’ve been mistranslating it for the last 3 years.
‘Everything I’ve ever known, in my career has been straight down the middle pop. My expectations and aspirations are all shaped around my experiences, as much as I try and stay realistic I couldn’t help but crave a hit single.’
He continued: ‘It’s because of this, I’ve spent so long on this album, trying to fit into top 40 radio when in fact maybe I should start with what I love and work from there instead of trying to write to a more specific formulae.
‘Over the last few weeks I’ve put a lot of things into perspective and in fact what I should be doing is forgetting about perception and to a certain degree worry less about being defined on commercial success.’
Rounding off the honest declaration, Louis vowed to see his career in a new light, adding: ‘I’m not here to compete with the likes of Drake and Ariana Grande. I’m here to make music I love and make my fans proud to say they’re a fan.
‘Turning a page today. Enjoy today and enjoy the ride! Don’t get lost on the way up!’
Fans were quick to shower Louis with praise for his sincere confession, with one writing: ‘Well said Louis. It’s something we should all keep reminding ourselves when we get caught up in it all.’
Meanwhile the Two Of Us singer’s younger sister, 20-year-old Lottie, showed support for her brother, simply adding: ‘Love you.’