Louis Tomlinson has given fans a big update on his debut solo album.
The One Direction star has been working on the still to be released record for a number of years.
This week Louis took to social media to update his followers, revealing he was looking at things differently after the tragic death of his sister Félicité last month.
"Wanted to get this off my chest," Louis began in a lengthy message shared on both Instagram and Twitter. "Someone recently said something very interesting about how so many people focus on the 'end game' without enjoying the doing.
"I've been thinking a lot more about what success means to me.
"I feel like I've been mistranslating it for the last 3 years."
Louis, who recently released new single Two Of Us, explained: "Everything I've ever known, in my career, is straight down the middle pop.
"My expectations and aspirations are all shaped around my experiences, as much as I try and stay realistic I couldn't help but crave a 'hit' single.
"It's because of this that I've spent so long on this album, trying to fit into top 40 radio when in fact maybe I should start with what I love and work from there instead of trying to write to a more specific formulae.
"Over the last few weeks I've put a lot of things in to perspective and in fact what I should be doing is forgetting about perception and to a certain degree worry less about being defined on commercial success."
He continued: "I'm not here to compete with the likes of drake and Ariana grande.
"I'm here to make music I love and make my fans proud to say they're a fan.
"Turning a page today. Enjoy today and enjoy the ride!
"Don't get lost on the way up."
Fans were quick to send their support to Louis, with one writing: "With everything you’ve been through and everything you’ve accomplished you’ve already succeeded in my book. Take your time and do whatever feels right for you 💗"