Since 2017, we had to hear pop bangers from the Billboard hit single Strip That Down to the latest number Stack It Up feat A Boogie With Dat Hoodie.Nearly three years later, we finally get the entire record. With a total of 17 songs including all the previous singles (Bedroom Floor, the magnificent collab with Rita Ora’s For You, Polaroid and more) Liam Payne is flying high with LP1.
For its first solo record, he chose a simple title indeed. But, it have also a precious meaning being a tribute to his own fans who kept in their minds that name for the album.
Liam Payne totally knows how to bop on the opener Stack It Up, because yeah we all need to work hard to reach our goals. His album is such a soothing light. The beats on Remember is letting us loose in a dreamy vocal adventure, Payne proving his versatile range once again.
Between love and heartbreaks, the harmonies are just enough, with some high notes coming back and forth showcasing the talent he has, interpreting the song with his own soul on Heart Meet Break but also all over the record. Throughout LP1 we clearly hear the Timberlake, Usher-esque infused swaggy and hot sexy vibes especially on Hips Don’t Lie and Rude Hours. Liam Payne production skills gives it the best groovy force. Sky is unlimited for the singer, getting up with some dreamy ambiences on Tell Your Friends, a reverberant wall of sound and smooth notes. Speaking of Timberlake earlier, Say It All piece is remembering of Mirrors era, a pure pop bliss leading to heaven the Payne way.
Life is harsh but it’s brighten by the upbeat collab with Cheat Codes. We live fast, die young but despite the lyrical dark theme, there is still hope out there which is musically delightful and sticks in the head all day and all night. There is also some rap incursions, going to the Weekend and Both Ways (Bugatti sport IG video remembers you something) with some background bars mixed with the amazing pitch-controlled falsettos.
Collecting also the previous radio hits, we can’t get enough of the chemistry love song For You, the clubbing fire song Strip That Down, and the Latin hot summer song Familiar. Our moods can be cloudy but there is always a place to be happy. A simple sleeve cover is setting the tone to a diverse playlist, an hour of heavenly adventures.
At the end, we also have this sad ballad, All I Want For Christmas, and atypical festive number, being focused on piano melodies and soft warming emotions that tearing up the audience.
Buy the album here