Liam Payne Going Solo

It looks like One Direction should be renamed Own Direction!


After One Direction’s hiatus earlier this year, we have all been guessing which of the remaining four members would release a solo album first.

Liam Payne recently announced via his Twitter account that he will be releasing his first solo record. “One Direction will always be my home and family but I’m very excited to see what this chapter brings,” he wrote.

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Payne has been hinting at the change since late last year. In an interview with Attitude Magazine he said he realises now is the time to start branching out and exploring. “I want to make great music that people want to listen to,” he said.

Liam is the latest member of One Direction to build a career as a solo artist. Harry Styles has moved onto acting, and Zayn Malik continues his own music pursuits after leaving the band last year.