Thoughts on Louis' new interview saying that "he's so honest and wants fans to know his honest feelings and that the lyrics will be controversial because he doesn't want fans to read between the lines ". Can't believe how me.... a huge Louie, is already dreading this album. My enthusiasm now is totally gone, I guess his team is smarter than we think because it's sure pushing my Louie ass away. 💔💔💔
• Lyrics are honest, not hiding behind words
• No songs inspired by Freddie yet
• Lots of lyrics inspired by Eleanor
• In chronological order over the last 3 years, 2014-2017, or perhaps 2013-2016
• Inspired by bands like Oasis and Green Day with their kind of non-abstract lyrics, though more pop in feel
Louis has written a lot of direct, honest lyrics in the past, lyrics that have communicated a lot of emotion in a few words. Just as a reminder:
Make a little conversation
So long I’ve been waiting
To let go of myself and feel alive
So many nights I thought it over
Told myself I kind of liked her
But there was something missing in her eyes
I was stumbling, looking in the dark
With an empty heart
But you say you feel the same
Could we ever be enough?
Baby we could be enough
And it’s alright
Calling out for somebody to hold tonight
When you’re lost, I’ll find the way
I’ll be your light
You’ll never feel like you’re alone
I’ll make this feel like home
These are honest, no-nonsense lyrics that clearly state: I don’t love “her.” I tried, but I can’t. I know you struggle too, and I embrace you, I sympathize, I will make you feel loved, comforted, consoled. You’ll never feel isolated or ostracized, no matter what @Louis_Tomlinson says. I know how you feel.
These lyrics were written in May 2015, well within Louis’ supposed three-year timeline.
His new “honest” lyrics, therefore, will have to be measured against these.
Just like with Harry’s album, the claim of honesty comes with a huge ocean of salt. “Honest” lyricists don’t stunt with transparently arranged beards.
I completely understand your distaste for the stunts and the language, but I think Louis deserves a listen and the most sympathetic interpretation. Songs have metaphoric and double meanings. Many, many closeted artists write lyrics that make much more sense in retrospect.