One Direction’s Liam Payne shares first solo material – listen

Payne signed a solo deal with Capitol Records UK over the summer.

One Direction’s Liam Payne has given fans the first insight into what his solo album might sound like.

The singer uploaded an unnamed, R&B-flavoured track to his Instagram last night 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,” Payne wrote on Twitter. “May not a be song I release (sic) but wanted to invite you into the writing process hope you enjoyed it.”

Payne 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.

“I’m really happy to have signed to such a prestigious label as Capitol Records UK,” he said in July. “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.”


Capitol Records UK President Nick Raphael said at the time: “Capitol Records UK are incredibly excited to be working with Liam. It’s not often you get the chance to sign such a talented and ambitious 22 year old who has already conquered the world.”

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