Why Liam Payne Was Forced to Change His Song Writing Style

Liam Payne was responsible for a large bulk of the songwriting in One Direction.

In fact, he wrote about half of their last three albums, alongside Louis Tomlinson, but he had to relearn the process to some degree when it came time to write his own music.

He explains to Billboard: “When we used to make records in One Direction…We were playing for 60,000 to 80,000 people, so we used to make our songs around those longer choruses for people to sing it out.”

“I’ve had to get used to now thinking about the what beats are going to catch people and make them remember the song,” he says. “That’s the way I make music now, and that’s been the biggest change of pace for me. That was hard to get used to at the start.”

Louis’s solo album is expected to arrive September 14th.


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