PAYNE REMAINS ON TRACK TO DEVELOP HIS NEXT DIRECTION
LIAM Payne has thanked his fans for sticking with him in the two years since One Direction called it quits. While former bandmates
Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan have gone on to enjoy huge international solo success, 25-year-old Payne is unashamedly taking his time.
“I am super grateful my fans are sticking by me and starting to understand what it is I am here to give,” Payne (pictured) said in Sydney ahead of his show after today’s The Everest race at Randwick.
“For most people, they don’t get that big leap step that I got at the start of my career,” Payne said. “I haven’t rushed into touring because … the only way you are going to have that longevity is by making constant hits over time. I think if I rushed into it, I’d just get it wrong. “I think the fans deserve a bit more so I am going to make sure I get the right stuff out.” Payne last week released the new single Polaroid, a collaboration with Jonas Blue and Lennon Stella that was recorded in a garage in Essex. Before it was revealed that Payne didn’t write the track, UK music press questioned whether the lyrics referred to his recent split from singer Cheryl Cole, with whom he has a son, Bear Grey. “It is kind of a reference to love being like a Polaroid picture,” he explained. “You always hope when you start a romance that it is not something that fades away and you want that feeling to stay.”