Think about how the sound of Harry’s solo album is an extension of Made in the A.M., a natural progression from that, and think about how Niall’s stuff is a natural progression from Four, and then think about how Louis made sure the songwriters were allowing them musical and lyrical input on the songs on those albums. Making them more their own than maybe the label or songwriters wanted.
When you think about it in that context, you’re like WOW, Louis really took one for the team then and he’s still doing it now, allowing Niall and Harry to make this music they were making before, but take it and make it their own and have a blast doing it with supportive fans who loved it and understood the sound!
I’m not saying that Louis helped make that happen, but Louis helped make that happen.
It’s time for people to start recognizing Louis for that and recognizing he has paid a steep price for that.