Louis Tomlinson is set to embark on a solo career [Getty]
According to The Sun, the star is following in the footsteps of his bandmates and working on a solo career.
The 24 year old has apparently already been in the studio recording songs – and boss Simon Cowell is impressed.
A source revealed: “Louis is a brilliant songwriter and had not initially planned his own solo career.
“But he’s been back in the studio and has been working on some really amazing music.
Boss Simon Cowell is said to already be impressed with Louis Tomlinson’s material [Louis Tomlinson/Instagram]
“He’s played some to the powers that be at Syco, who are really excited.
“They think he could be a real success as a solo artist, given his proven ability to write hit records and massive fanbase as part of 1D.”
Louis is the last of One Direction to embark on a solo path, as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and of course Zayn Malik, have all previously released or discussed new material.
Louis, who runs his own record label within Syco, is the only member of the band who has stayed loyal to X Factor mentor Simon Cowell’s label.
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan have been taking a break from One Direction [Getty]
The exciting announcement comes just weeks after Niall confirmed One Direction will eventually get back together.
The 23-year-old, who recently released his own solo single This Town, revealed that never getting back together with his bandmates would be foolish.
The Irish singer confirmed: “We will be back.”
Adding: “We would be silly not to. Ridiculous.”
Louis Tomlinson and girlfriend Danielle Campbell [Getty]
Louis has had an exciting time since embarking on his 1D hiatus.
The star became a dad for the first time in January with son Freddie Reign.
He has since split with Freddie’s mum Briana Jungwirth and is now dating US actress Danielle Campbell.
The Brit has also relocated to LA and now divides his time between LA and visiting Danielle in Chicago.
Liam Payne and Cheryl show off her ‘baby bump’ [Getty]
Rumoured to be joining Louis in the first-time dad club is his bandmate Liam.
The star stepped out with ‘pregnant’ girlfriend Cheryl the other night, sparking rumours the pair are expecting their first child together.
Though the couple refuse to comment, a witness told The Sun: “Cheryl said thank you when she was congratulated on the pregnancy and kept her hand proudly on her bump for most of the night.
“She looked absolutely glowing and was clearly delighted. Liam was ultra-protective. At one point he had to get her a chair to sit down on as she was so exhausted from being on her feet.”