Story of his life

One Direction’s Liam Payne launches solo career with shirtless video preview

One Direction’s Liam Payne is finally poised to release some solo material, following in the footsteps of every other member of the band.

He just posted a teaser of his upcoming single/video to Instagram — and when we say teaser, we mean it’s like 3 seconds of footage (albeit shirtless).

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What can we expect from his new offers? According to songwriter-producer Ryan Tedder:

“If you took ‘Story of My Life’ and turned it into an album, that’s kind of Niall’s direction, right? Zayn obviously went R&B and urban. Harry is classic Britpop; Mott the Hoople meets Robbie Williams – that lane. I like Louis, but he’s the one I’ve talked to the least.

“Funnily enough of all the routes that people have taken, the one lane that was left wide open was straight pop. So Liam is pop and doing it in a fantastic fashion. He has a killer voice. There are elements of stuff I like from Usher, there’s stuff that’s edgy like The Weeknd … it’s all over the map – it’s pop. It’s really high quality. I’ve only done one song with him that I did with Stargate. I’m cutting another song with him next week. The other one that [Zancanella] did with J Kash, it’s my favorite record I’ve heard. If it’s not a hit I need to clear my ears out – it’s so good.”

Here’s that little morsel of new music for you:


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