Louis Tomlinson has announced he will be leaving Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after ten years. Louis signed to the label originally with band One Direction after their appearance of The X Factor. Louis made the announcement over the weekend on his Twitter account saying they “agreed to part ways.”
Hope everyone is doing ok! 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 Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 11, 2020
It is understood that this departure was amicable, a music insider 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 fans seem to be very supportive of the news, many responding to show their support. Josh Devine, a popular English drummer, who was previously the live drummer for One Direction, replied to Louis saying; “Wow man, Big news. Very excited for you brother.. you’re a great talent and a great person. You deserve it man.. keep well and I look forward to hearing a new record! Much love my friend!”
I hope your new management regardless of who it is sees your potential and how talented you really are. I hope that they actually work with you to help you get the recognition your truly deserve. I wish you all the best in this new step in your career you’re gonna do great!
— Kim (@Kim_Ortiz__) July 11, 2020
Louis was the only One Direction member who signed back up to Syco following the bands hiatus announcement in 2015, the others all chose to explore other labels. He even went on to be a judge on The X Factor in 2018, and even won the show with act Dalton Harris.
Many fans are hoping this is another sign that One Direction will be having a reunion to celebrate their ten-year anniversary. Liam Payne has already revealed that if it goes ahead it will be without former band member Zayn Malik. On an Instagram live with Alesso on April 14th, Liam announced that it is offically in the works and should be at some point in July 2020. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, a tour is off the table.