One Direction Alum Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell’s Syco Part Ways

Louis Tomlinson Parts Ways with Syco
photo credit: Louis Tomlinson Instagram

Louis Tomlinson Parts Ways with Simon Cowell

Louis Tomlinson has left Simon Cowell’s record label Syco after a decade working relationship.

The X Factor UK alum and One Direction star split with the company this week by mutual agreement, reports The Sun. The parting of ways happened five months after the release of the singer’s debut album, Walls.

A source told The Sun: “Louis and his team felt they had come to the end of their working relationship with Syco and Simon didn’t stand in the way of Louis leaving.

“They mutually agreed he could leave and the technicalities were sorted this week.

“He had been with another Sony label in the US, Arista, and the door is still open for him to discuss the possibility of staying with them.

“Louis has been working on new music in recent months, has a world tour next year so he is looking forward to what’s next.”

Louis is “really excited for the future”

“Hope everyone is doing ok!,” Louis wrote on Twitter. “Just wanted to let you know that Syco Music and I have agreed to part ways. I’m really excited for the future and to be back in the studio writing the next album. Can’t wait to finally see you all on tour!! Stay safe and see you soon, Louis x”

Louis first signed with SYCO along with One Direction in 2010 after the group placed third on the X Factor UK. One Direction released five albums with Simon. However, Louis had been the only remaining member of One Direction who had re-signed to Syco as a solo artist. Additionally, he also worked alongside Simon as a judge on The X Factor in 2018.

#ProudofLouis Trends at #1 on Twitter

Louis’ fan following fired up the hashtag #ProudofLouis which trended at No. 1 on the website on Saturday. Fans also trended #LouisisFree, and see the parting as a brand new start for their fav. “LouisisFree f****** finally,” writes a fan. “Oh can’t wait for the second album it’s gonna be a cultural reset and @Louis_Tomilinson is gonna dominate the world. In th end I will like to say f*** Simon Cowell.”

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