We already knew Liam Payne signed a solo record deal, but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned what type of sound he’ll shoot for with his first album. And fortunately, it’ll feel very familiar for One Direction fans. Get all the details here!
“Liam [Payne] wants to stick to his pop roots, so he won’t be going for a complete musical makeover when he starts recording,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He has some ideas of what he wants to do, but hasn’t properly started writing music yet. He will be paired together with 4 or 5 writers who will help him with the sound he and the record label wants.”
“Liam’s well aware Harry [Styles] is going for something a little rockier, while Zayn [Malik] is happy going down the R&B route. Liam will stick to what the 1D fans want and that’s sing-along pop music,” our source adds.
Heck yes! We’re so excited.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Liam signed a solo recording contract with Capitol Records. He shared the news on Twitter, saying, “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 even got some advice from Zayn on pursuing a solo career. “Liam 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, who he also spoke with for advice, he’s embarking on this next chapter in his life,” a source previously told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Not only are we happy for Liam and excited about the fact that he’s sticking to his pop roots, but we’re glad he has so many supporters in his corner.
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