Louis Tomlinson’s newest single is also his most personal.
“Two Of Us”, released on Thursday, finds the former One Direction member remembering his late mother Johannah Deakin.
Tomlinson also put out a lyric video to go along with the emotional track, in which he writes the lyrics out on a piece of paper.
In a statement on the release of “Two Of Us”, Tomlinson said he “absolutely needed to write” the song.
“I just feel like musically, I almost needed to get this song off my chest,” the 27-year-old added. “People say writing is a part of therapy and in a way, I feel like I’d been avoiding writing this song because I knew I only had one chance to get it right.
“I don’t mean to be too soppy about it, but if ‘Two of Us’ can help just one other person who’s going through the tough time that I went through then that would make me really happy.”
Speaking about his solo career, Tomlinson said, “My number one mission this year is to get my album out. I won’t feel content until I’ve got the album out, because it’s been a long time coming now. I’ve written a lot of songs – too many for an album. But the most important thing is for the album to feel like it makes sense when you play it from start to finish. It’s going to be an album that really builds a narrative – an autobiographical one.”