It’s been a year since the release of Walls, Louis Tomlinson’s debut solo album, which arrived on Jan. 31, 2020.
The former One Direction member joined fans on Twitter on Sunday (Jan. 31) to mark the anniversary of Walls. In honor of the special day, Tomlinson also took part in a little fan Q&A, chatting about topics ranging from the making of Walls to post-pandemic plans.
“1 year of my first album Walls. Crazy how quick the time has gone. When I finally get to tour this album it’s going to be f—ing unbelievable! Sending you ALL a massive thank you for everything you do! This is our day!” Tomlinson tweeted.
“I was going to do some merch but I didn’t want to market the day. Just wanted it to be a celebration for us! So you’ll have to wait for new merch!” he added. When someone pointed out that many celebrities might have turned the anniversary into “a cash grab,” Tomlinson commented, “Too many greedy f—ers out there!”
One fan asked, “A year after walls’ release, do you think you could have done something differently?”
“Don’t think so,” wrote Tomlinson. “All part of the process. Still really proud of it.”
In another tweet, he shared that prior to the album’s release, he’d been most excited for listeners to hear “Kill My Mind” and the title track “Walls” for the first time.
When asked whether he’ll eventually go on tour in honor of the Walls album, he replied, “When it’s safe of course!!”
Tomlinson also took a moment to offer some advice to those who are having a hard time amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Remember that everything is going to be better when normality sets back in,” he wrote.
To wrap things up, Tomlinson posted a video featuring the original “Walls” song demo. Check out his tweets and that clip below.