Cop a gander of Liam Payne!
The former One Direction member is gearing up for the release of debut solo album ‘LP1’ on December 6th and has teamed with Hugo Boss to amplify buzz.
Flaunting his fit physique, the 26-year-old fronts the new campaign for the fashion brand’s underwear line.
He poses up in the form fitting range a-front of the newest issue of British GQ, in a striking shoot lensed by by Mert & Marcus.
Within his interview feature, he opens up about his motivations for posing in his bare essentials, his upcoming album, being lost after 1D, and how therapy helped him rebuild.
More after the jump…
“Before we landed the deal with Hugo Boss I’d gone into my gym and said, “I’m going to get an underwear commercial.” I just wanted to do it; I knew I could do it. And then it actually happened! And I worked my ass off and I’m still hitting the gym: I didn’t realise once you get on that thing you can’t really turn it off. You’ve got to keep it going. Like I said, it’s been a lot of training and being an athlete and working out – it became 90 per cent of my job for the best part of a year leading up to that shoot, which was crazy. Come 2019 everyone’s a lot more open about body image and I wanted to get in shape. Not to show off my body to anyone else, I just knew that’s what would give the confidence on set. I didn’t want to arrive not ready and not looking like I’d worked hard to get there.”
“I was drinking too much and getting into really bad, bad situations for quite some time actually. And I hit a peak moment where I knew the drinking was going to get me; I needed to do something about it. I spent a lot of time drinking to escape the crazy world that I had created for myself. I didn’t know what I was doing. That first therapy session and being like, “I don’t even know what I like or anything about myself” – it was pretty scary stuff. I was afraid of how far my career was going and that it might go even further. You can say, “Who is afraid of success?” But that’s what it entails sometimes. Success has got the better of me on more than one occasion. When I am losing I tend to concentrate more.
On Process Of Piecing Together New Album:
“I was going through a bunch of stuff when we started writing the album – growing up and all sorts of different shit coming out of the band. So for me it wasn’t the best entry into the writing side of it and making personal music rather than writing for a band. So it was difficult, but I mean the album is done and coming out and I absolutely love it and it’s just interesting to see that my favourite is from when I was younger. The first albums I listened to actually helped create my first album, so super cool.”
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