Louis Tomlinson Felt Forgettable in One Direction's Early Days

Louis Tomlinson Felt Forgettable in One Direction's Early Days

Louis Tomlinson got really real about his days in One Direction, feeling like he was very forgettable in the group.

In his interview with The Observer, Louis sized up all his bandmates compared to him.

“The others have always been…Like Niall, for example. He’s the most lovely guy in the world. Happy-go-lucky Irish, no sense of arrogance. And he’s fearless. There are times I’ve thought: ‘I’d have a bit of that.’ Zayn, back in the day. He could relate to me on a nerves level. In the first year we were both the least confident.

“But Zayn has a fantastic voice and for him it was always about owning that. Liam always had a good stage presence, same as Harry, they’ve both got that ownership. Harry comes across very cool. Liam’s all about getting the crowd going, doing a bit of dancing…”

“And then there’s me,” he says before adding his most important role was in the business side: “If there was any bad news that needed giving to the label I’d always be designated to have the argument.”

If you’re talking to your computer screen or phone right now, telling Louis that he wasn’t as forgettable as he thinks he was, he’ll tell you different again.

“You know I didn’t sing a single solo on the X Factor?” Louis remembers.

“A lot of people can take the piss out of that. But when you actually think about how that feels, standing on stage every single week, thinking: ‘What have I really done to contribute here? Sing a lower harmony that you can’t really hear in the mix?”

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