Louis Tomlinson has finally snagged an official solo deal. He loyally signed with Epic Records via Simon Cowell’s Syco, both residing in the Sony Music family. Louis is now the final member of likely disbanded One Direction to have officially struck a solo record deal.
Louis’ deal keeps him close with Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, who are both signed to Sony’s Columbia Records and RCA, respectively. Niall Horan and Liam Payne went the Universal Music Group route with their alliance to Capitol and Republic.
Variety reports that Louis’ big gig is closely related to the unreleased single “Back To You” featuring Bebe Rexha. After hearing the song, Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone targeted the former One Direction member.
“We are beyond delighted to have Louis Tomlinson as an artist,” she tells Variety, adding that Louis’ new music “is the perfect bridge from his past to his future, and we are just as excited as the fans to experience his journey and growth.”
Do you think Louis’ news is the final nail in the One Direction coffin?
(Photo credit: Epic Records Instagram account)