Despite being the oldest band member at 21, he no longer thinks of himself as the one who looks after the younger guys. “At first, straight off The X-Factor, I did think of myself as the oldest. But to be honest, I don’t think I’m the best role model in the world. I’m pretty immature sometimes. I don’t think I fill that role well,” says Louis.
He likes to write music with Liam. “On our second album, we wrote the music together as a band. On the third record, we’ve kind of broken up into our little camps of who we work well with, and I work well with Liam. Liam and I have written 10 or 12 tracks and hopefully nine or 10 of them will be used. It’s great to have a lot more involvement and control.”