Former One Direction member Liam Payne is rumoured to be working with trap kings Migos on his debut solo material.
Payne is the only member of One Direction not to release a solo record yet – his girlfriend Cheryl Cole did just have a baby, so he’s probably been busy – however it now sounds like an upcoming release is pending and it’s going to have a totally different vibe to his boy band days.
A source told the Sun, “Working with Migos is a big deal. They are one of the most highly regarded hip-hop groups in the world… Liam wants his solo music to sound like a mix between Justin Bieber and Drake.”
However despite the Migos connection and the Drake influence, the source was adamant that “it’s definitely not going to be a hip-hop album. He has worked with so many different producers and artists.”
While the singer has not released any official tracks yet, he did share this snippet of an R&B laced tune last October. The clip features lyrics like “all the other bitches here be tripping”.
Could we be looking at the UK’s answer to Justin Bieber? Man already has bare fans globally so he’s off to the right start.