One Direction's Liam Payne, Jennifer Lopez Collaborating on a New Song
Liam Payne of One Direction was reportedly tapped by Jennifer Lopez recently to work on her next hit.
According to The Sun, Payne and J-Lo met in Los Angeles during a business meeting and since then, Payne has been trying to come up with new songs for the singer-actress.
“He’s determined to be the best possible songwriter he can be and is thrilled a music legend like J. Lo would want to work with him. He’s experimenting and having a great time being in the studio without the pressure of performing,” shared an insider.
Latina cited that the Wolverhampton-born former 1D band member previously wrote for One Direction and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. He is also developing producer who came up with Big Payno remixes of 1D and Versini’s singles. Digital Spy said that he co-wrote 35 songs for One Direction. Payne also previously worked with rapper Juicy J and is expected to appear in one of his new tracks. The 22-year-old recently gave his song, “The Night We Met,” to HomeTown, Louis Walsh’s new Irish boyband.
In 2015, Payne told The Sun that he was aiming to move into music publishing full-time. He also started his own firm, Hampton Music Limited, for all his solo projects and to make a mark in the songwriting industry.
A source also said that Payne was asked to meet Lopez and the two talked about music and how their styles could possibly work together so they can make songs that would be good for her. One source mentioned that Payne has been trying to write songs in every genre, including country and rap.
The collaboration between Payne and Lopez is expected to boost the latter’s popularity more, considering how she is already running a tight schedule.
Lopez is starring in “Shades of Blue,” hosting in “American Idol,” and performing at her Las Vegas residency, “All I Have.” If their plan comes to fruition, Lopez might release a new album in the near future.
While One Direction is on an extended hiatus, Payne has been busy writing songs and attending to personal matters. He recently took to Instagram to introduce a new solo song he wrote in January 2016. UnrealityTV also stated that Payne may have been in Los Angeles to see Louis Tomlinson’s new son. Harry Styles was also reportedly in LA, although Niall Horan has yet to arrive.
More updates and details on Payne and Lopez working together are expected soon.