Singer signed a deal with Capitol Records in the summer
Liam Payne looks set to launch his solo career after a track entitled ‘Myself’ was spotted online with music rights organisation BMI.
The new song has been penned by a team of songwriters who previously worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Nick Jonas including composers Emily Warren, Nick Monson and Scott Harris.
The One Direction singer announced in July that he had signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records. Like fellow One Direction members Niall Horan and Zayn Malik, he chose not to remain with Simon Cowell’s label Syco for his solo career.
At the time he said: “Capitol Records has an amazing history stretching right back before even Frank Sinatra and I’m really looking forward to becoming part of their story.
“One Direction will always be my family; I’m now excited to show what I can do as a solo artist.”
Back in October Payne gave fans the first insight into what his solo album might sound like.
The singer uploaded an unnamed, R&B-flavoured track to his Instagram and tagged producers Danny Boy Styles and Ben Billions, both of whom have worked with The Weeknd.
He also tagged singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly, who has co-written tracks for Rihanna.
“Just finished a busy day in the studio,” he wrote at the time. “May not a be song I release (sic) but wanted to invite you into the writing process hope you enjoyed it.”
Although One Direction are currently on a hiatus, Payne recently said the group will “100%” be getting back together.
The boyband announced their hiatus last year but rumours about whether it was actually a break-up have circulated all year, with the band’s former mentor and X Factor judge Simon Cowell saying: “I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a break-up, to be honest.”
He added: “In a weird way, I don’t want to know. I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”