The Voice of Wakefield High School

Faith in the Future

After seeing Louis Tomlinson live in February and having his first studio album, “Walls,” in my top streamed tracks on Spotify for the past two years, I knew that my 2022 was enhanced once he released “Faith in the Future” on Nov. 11. I stayed up until midnight to hear the album right when it dropped, setting my LED lights to red and turning my AirPods up to full blast. 

Tomlinson’s confidence in this album is irrefutable. Anyone who has listened to him since his One Direction days can tell he’s grown, found his sound and gained so much more confidence in his singing and his songwriting. “Faith in the Future” brings the strong indie rock sound to his discography that he was missing. 

Some of his slower songs, such as “That’s The Way Love Goes” and “Saturdays,” begin with just a guitar and Tomlinson’s angelic vocals, while his more rock-esque songs, like “Written All Over Your Face” and “Face The Music,” are introduced with electric guitar and drums. 

The first single from the album, “Bigger Than Me,” has shown how Tomlinson has grown and matured his mentality over the years. The second, “Out of My System,” is a fun rock song with hard drums and scream-worthy lyrics, as well as a fun transition on TikTok. The final single, “Silver Tongues,” could be straight out of a coming-of-age movie, and reminds me of spending long summer days with my friends. 

The whole album is something you could listen to with the windows down and the volume all the way up, screaming the lyrics. It feels like an emotional reset and gets anyone who listens to it in a hype and energetic mood. With electric guitars, powerful rock drums and incredible vocals, knowing that I will hear this album live in July is giving me faith for the future. 

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