As the final One Direction member to release solo material, Liam Payne’s got a lot to live up to. With Zayn now a bona fide breakout star and Harry making waves with ‘Sign Of The Times,’ the bar is set very high for the 23-year-old. And over the weekend, YouTuber Caspar Lee got to sit down with Liam to talk about what the future holds, and how he plans to make it on his own.
In the video Caspar tries to pass himself off as a vocal coach to get Liam to open up, but the plan crashes and burns, and Liam admits that he knew Caspar wasn’t here to help him with his scales. In fact, rumour has it that Caspar and Liam have known each other for a little while, which would make their ruse a ruse within a ruse. RUSE INCEPTION. But that little porky aside, we actually got to learn a few cool things about Liam.
Liam reckons his new solo material is more “arty”
“In the group we always went in [to the recording booth] by ourselves, but now there’s a different feeling when you go in.
“You always try and relate the song back to yourself, and in a group, the way a song changes pace with different people coming on… now it’s just you singing.
“It makes it more meaningful or more arty because you can go through the whole song and make sure everything is yours.”
Liam stans Ed Sheeran.
“I’ve known [Ed Sheeran] for a long time, I’ve known him since I was 17 because we did Little Things and stuff together when I was in the band and he’s always been great. I never thought I’d get the chance to work with him again, which I think is super lucky.
“I mean, what a guy.”
There could be a Liam Payne Brain Freeze Challenge on the way.
Could it be better than the glorious Ed Sheeran Brain Freeze Challenge? 👀👀👀
Liam gives GREAT hugs.
Like, really good hugs..
Liam LOVES touring.
“In terms of musical stuff, I’m looking forward to getting back on stage, I miss being on stage a lot, I think that’s a big one for me, so I’m hoping to go back out on tour if my new music is received well.”
But his number one priority is baby Bear Payne (awww)
“I’m looking forward to when my son starts walking and talking, it’s going to be the most amazing thing in the whole world.”
Check out the full interview below: