Just days after suffering a huge personal loss, Louis Tomlinson hit The X Factor stage to perform his new collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki. The 24-year-old singer dedicated his performance to his mother Johannah Deakin, who passed away on Wednesday, after a battle with leukemia. Our condolences go out to Louis.
“Just Hold On” is an EDM number with a slight tropical house vibe. It’s much better than what I would’ve expected from Tomlinson. Out of his bandmates, I found him to be the weakest. This single made me change my tune about his chances of a successful solo career. It’s fantastic.
Louis is just the latest One Direction member to release a solo single, following Niall Horan and ZAYN. Liam Payne is currently recording new music, while Harry Styles just finished up a movie. Never would’ve guessed that Styles would be the last to release a solo track. I thought for sure he’d be the first.
Give “Just Hold On” a listen below and weigh in afterward.
Steve Aoki ft. Louis Tomlinson ‘Just Hold On’