“Walls” by Louis Tomlinson
The logical explanation for the song “Walls” would be Louis Tomlinson addressing a romantic interest, though theoretically the lyrics can also be interpreted as a soliloquy. But operating along the lines of him speaking to a significant other, the story reads as if this person has decided to, succinctly put, dump him. And the shock of this experience has manifested itself via various obstacles in the singer’s life.
Or stated otherwise, he likens the whole experience to having “high walls” erected in front of him, impeding the forward progression of his life’s journey. However, these “walls” failed in actually preventing him from doing so. Rather by facing them he has come out of the experience more confident, and you can say stronger than he was before.
So looking at the situation from that perspective yes, he is expressing thanks for going through these ordeals. But at the same time he also hopes that the future brings him and the addressee back together.
Release Date of “Walls”
This is the title track from Louis Tomlinson debut solo album. Additionally on 17 January 2020 it become the fifth single released from that project. The project’s first four singles are as follows:
Louis Tomlinson’s first known teasing of this song dates back to 6 November 2019.
And he wrote “Walls” alongside the track’s producers, Jamie Hartman, as well as the following songwriters:
- Dave Gibson
- Jacob Manson
- Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame