April 21, 2016


One Direction's Liam Payne Teams With Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa: Hear 'You'

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The No. 1 source for hot new music, TMZ (?), just dropped a Liam Payne/Juicy J/Wiz Khalifa demo. Called "You" and produced by TM88, it's...well, yeah, it's a banger.

Listen to the four-minute cut—which sounds extremely radio-ready, and not at all like a demo—at TMZ. It samples Adele's "Hello" vocal for a second, and it's reportedly from a Wiz/Juicy J/TM88 mixtape that could be coming next month.

Payne's smooth vocals on the hook give us an idea why he's the only One Direction dude Zayn Malik still talks to—sounds like they're definitely operating in the same R&B-ish, hip-hop–adjacent area. (We all know having real things in common is what keeps your friendship going after a dramatic band breakup, right?) 

Back in January, Liam Instagrammed a preview of a "little song I wrote for fun yesterday"; it's in line with "You":

On Twitter, Liam said the "You" leak is very much a demo: