Louis Tomlinson's new single 'Just Hold On' pays tribute to his late mother Johannah Deakin.
Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.
Johannah Deakin, 42, passed away this week after a secret battle with leukaemia and her son Louis's new song, a collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki, called 'Just Hold On', features some poignant lyrics, which are believed to be dedicated to his beloved mother.
On the track, Louis sings: ''Until it's all been said / it's not over until your dying breath / So what do you want them to say when you're gone? / That you gave up or that you kept going on? What do you do when a chapter ends? / Do you close the book and never read it again? / Where do you go when your story's done? / You can be who you want or who you'll become / If it all goes wrong, darling just hold on / The sun goes down and it comes back up / The world still turns no matter what.''
After Johannah's death was announced, Steve wrote on Twitter: ''Everyone send love and strength to @Louis_Tomlinson and his family. So so sorry my brother. We're all here for u (sic).''
As well as 24-year-old Louis - who has 11-month-old son Freddie with Briana Jungwirth - Johannah was also mother to Lottie, 18, Felicite, 16, twins Daisy and Phoebe, 12, and two-year-old twins Ernest and Doris.
This is Louis' first single since One Direction went on hiatus earlier this year and Louis will perform the track on 'The X Factor' over the weekend, despite his mother's death.
According to the Mirror Online, Louis' stepfather Dan Deakin said: ''Louis had been scheduled for some time to make a surprise performance on 'The X Factor' this weekend. This was something Johannah had been looking forward to and it was her wish that this go ahead - Louis has therefore decided to proceed with this for her.''
Dan confirmed his wife's passing in a statement, which said: ''It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin's family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016.
''Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment.
''We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.''
His new album Underneath It All is out now.
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