Louis Tomlinson honors his late mom in an emotional new song. The 27-year-old singer released the song “Two of Us” on Thursday, more than two years after mom Johannah Deakin’s death.
In “Two of Us,” he recalls his mom's advice to “don’t give up” and take life “day by day.” He tells his mom he’ll “be living one life for the two of us.”
Deakin died at age 43 in December 2016 after battling leukemia, and is survived by Tomlinson and his six younger siblings. Tomlinson said caring for his siblings and writing “Two of Us” helped him deal with his grief.
“It was something I need to get off my chest,” the singer said of the song. “I used to lean on my mum for a lot of things – anytime I needed advice on something she would be the first call I made.” “I don’t want people to get caught up in the sadness of it,” he added. “The song should be hopeful.” “Two of Us” will appear on Tomlinson’s debut solo album, which is expected for release this year.