By Anthony Cesario
This morning, Louis Tomlinson released “Silver Tongues,” the third single from his upcoming album Faith in the Future.
The song starts deceptively slow, as Louis’ voice croons over a gentle piano melody. The lyrics are a scattered hodgepodge of detailed imagery that bring us into the moment: “Air Max’s and silver tongues / Settle in for another heavy one / You said love was a pretty lie / And I choked when your smoke got in my eye,” he sings.
But soon enough, the song explodes into a big pop-rock chorus, one you can imagine yourself singing along to in the car with the windows rolled down. “You smile at me and say it’s time to go / But I don’t feel like going home.” It’s a euphoric, nostalgic dedication to living in the present, one that feels particularly poignant post-pandemic.
Faith in the Future, the follow-up to Louis’ debut album Walls (2020), aims to have a more hopeful and uplifting sound than its predecessor. The full album, with 16 tracks, will be released Friday.