Is Liam Payne heading in an Urban direction?
If the One Direction star’s latest collaboration is anything to go by, the answer could very well be be yes.
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Taking to Instagram, the budding solo star revealed that he’s been hitting the studio with ‘Happy’ hitmaker Pharrell Williams.
He wrote to his 11 million followers today:
Great few days with @pharrell pleasure working with you as always ???
The session was presumably for Payne’s much-anticipated solo debut, which is due next year.
It’s been an interesting aftermath for the members of 1D, who were previously signed with SyCo.
Early break-away Zayn Malik stayed within the Sony family, inking a lucrative deal with RCA. That union brought with it the giant hit ‘Pillow Talk,’ as well as the well-received but so-so selling ‘Mind Of Mine’ album.
Harry Styles also kept things Sony, recently signing with Columbia Records.
Payne and Niall Horan, however, opted for pastures new and have been snapped up by Capitol. Said move puts them under the Universal umbrella and in direct corporate competition with their former comrades.
With a heavy-hitter Pharrell in his corner, will Liam’s solo foray pack a powerful punch? What’s more, will 1D’s respective new labels take conservative or battle approach to the scheduling of their projects?
Interesting times certainly lay ahead.