Liam Payne Announces J Balvin Single ‘Familiar’
Liam Payne has announced his new single, "Familiar," will arrive Friday (April 20).
The track, featuring J Balvin, marks his fifth song as a solo artist, following his Quavo-assisted debut, "Strip That Down," the Zedd-aided "Get Low," and "Bedroom Floor," as well as "For You," with Rita Ora, for the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack.
The One Direction alum is currently at work on his first solo album, expected later this year. A release date and title for the project have yet to be announced, but Payne told iHeartRadio in 2017 that it's "eclectic."
"It's more like my playlist album; my favorite playlist of songs that I have made over the past year," he explained. "So, some slow jams, there's a couple of dance songs on there, with some R&B stuff. So there's a lot -- it's a lot of different stuff."
Producer Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas) reiterated the sentiment during an interview with Billboard in February. "I wouldn’t say it’s a body of work that will flow," he said, "but what I like is that it’s going to be hit to hit to hit."