Now that Liam Payne has signed a solo record deal, he’s turning to someone who’s been there and successfully done that — his former One Direction bandmate, Zayn Malik! Believe it or not, Zayn gave Liam some valuable advice. Get all the details here!
“Liam [Payne] had offers on the table to work outside of One Direction, but he was scared of the kind of pressure that it would bring. But thanks to [girlfriend] Cheryl [Fernandez–Versini], and in some degree Zayn [Malik], who he also spoke with for advice, he’s embarking on this next chapter in his life,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
It’s not clear what sort of advice Zayn gave Liam, but if you ask us, he’s definitely the right person to be getting advice from. After all, Zayn’s first solo record, Mind of Mine, was met with major success. We have high hopes for Liam!
One direction will always be my home and family but I'm very excited to see what this chapter brings.
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 21, 2016
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Liam signed a solo recording contract with Capitol Records. He shared the new on Twitter by revealing am image from Capitol Records with his name on it. He also wrote, “They have an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps.”
“One Direction will always be my home and family, but I’m very excited to see what this chapter bring,” he added.
At this time, One Direction hasn’t revealed whether their hiatus will no be permanent, but this doesn’t bode well for them. Fans are freaking out, especially because Harry Styles also has his own solo recording contract, which he signed just a few weeks ago. Regardless, though, we’re super excited to hear Liam’s solo music, especially if it’s influenced by Zayn Malik!
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