Liam Payne is the latest One Direction member to make a beeline for solo success.
Cue his debut solo single ‘Strip That Down.’
Featuring assistance from the omnipresent Quavo (from Migos), the track is a slickly produced slice of Urban-Pop that aims to place Payne in the thick of what’s hot.
Pulling no punches lyrically, the song sees the new father sing lines such as “I used to be in 1D now I’m free” and “when I step in club all girls on me.”
Clearly, someone’s feeling fleeky.
Take a listen below…
An obvious ear-worm, this has an obvious (and borderline contrived) radio agenda. And we’re not convinced the lyrics are totally “him” either.
But the song just about manages to avoid cringe territory holistically.
Not bad, yet not great either.
Its incoming video could determine whether this swims to success or sinks prematurely.