Hi, I read recently that some people consider Home to be a gay anthem. This interpretation had never crossed my mind, I have to say. I would love to read an analysis of this song. Is it a gay anthem because of larrie interpretation or does it have a more universal message. I am a soft larrie (I love peeking into the Larry fandom when life gives me enough time) but I prefer asking as Anon to avoid any drama. Also, I love your analysis, way of thinking and writing: always informative! Thank you :)
Home was released on 22 October 2015, as part of the Perfect EP. It was was written by Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Jamie Scott. I’m going to make a more complete post, just for my own record.
Here’s what Liam said about it:
While Liam Payne said “Home” (available on the “Perfect” EP) is the most meaningful song for him but demurred about exactly why that is, he revealed Tomlinson…tapped into his emotional side while writing and recording.
“Having seen different things he’s gone through and different stuff this year – and obviously I’ve written a lot of songs with him – he can really get into that sensitive mindset to write songs, which is pretty cool,” said Payne.
The circumstances of the leak were a bit strange. If you recall, October 21, 2015 marked the first cancellation, ever, of a One Direction concert (in Belfast), caused, reportedly, by the Great Payne Bowel Run-off. Later that night, the EP was seen on Spotify, and then later leaked.
Louis appeared to be anticipating the leak. Shortly after fans discovered the songs on Spotify U.K., he tweeted: