Listen to a teaser of Liam Payne’s upcoming collabo with Juicy J #mustbenice.


As we bid farewell to One Direction, a new sound from Liam Payne emerges.

Gone are the days of carefully constructed pop songs designed to harmoniously unite tweenagers from Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne. The latter, who’s had a song with Juicy J in the works since before Malik’s partial destruction of the band when he announced his departure, landed on the internet today (Jan. 11). At the time when we first learned of his alignment with J, fans feared Payne would leave the band, but alas he finished out his contractual obligations. 2016 is a different ballgame, however, and he’s about to hit a home run.

An alleged instrumental from Payne’s song with the Three 6 Mafia rapper surfaced via J’s Snapchat with the hashtag “#mustbenice.” It’s an 18-second clip featuring beeps behind a funky electric guitar, and thus far we’re liking what we hear.

Clearly that preview won’t suffice the starved One Direction fanbase, but it shouldn’t be too much longer before a proper release. Juicy J posted in mid-December the song is “coming soon.”

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