Louis Tomlinson Plans on Songwriting with Liam Payne During One Direction Hiatus

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In an attempt to combat his impending separation anxiety from the band, Louis Tomlinson says he has no doubt that he and Liam Payne will be writing songs together during their downtime from One Direction.

Since 1D is taking a hiatus (starting March 2016, after the Nov. 13 release of their fifth album Made in the A.M. and subsequent tour) so they can each pursue their solo careers, Tomlinson sees the time off as an opportunity to continue working with his bandmate.

He told Entertainment Weekly, “I enjoy that, with Liam. But it’s all kind of up in the air at the moment…We definitely will. I’m sure we will.

“And I’m sure we’ll all see each other over time. No doubt about that.”

Tomlinson has slightly more credits to his name than Payne, his frequent writing partner, so his plans to continue songwriting are of no surprise.

The expecting father also discussed his excitement for what else is to come – since he’s got a baby on board with Briana Jungwirth, and more. It was announced in April that Tomlinson was starting his own record label under Simon Cowell’s label Syco, to which One Direction is signed.

He added, “Being my age and being able to be in a position where I can help people out and give opportunities to other people is the most exciting thing to me. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do aim to have a couple months’ downtime to see the family, go home, do all that stuff, but yeah, I do hope to be busy, as well.”

And given his passion for spotting music talent, perhaps in the future he might soon be joining the ranks as a judge on X Factor UK, the same show that discovered him in 2010. After all, he’s expressed interest, and we wouldn’t mind the eye candy either. At the very least, luckily for us Tomlinson will be appearing on this weekend’s episode.

All that being said, 1D promises fans they aren’t splitting up, and they will be getting back together eventually. Tomlinson commented:

We’ve had a very intense schedule. Five years, five albums, four tours … I’m sure it appears alarming when we say we’re going on a break, but in reality, it’s such a normal thing. If you look at other bands and other artists, they [go on breaks] all the time. It really isn’t as big and dramatic as it’s been made out, but our intention and our love is for the band and that’s always going to be the case.

I hope so, anyway.

He also “pledged” they’d come back in an interview last week: