Liam Payne’s first solo project is a song with ANOTHER boyband

Although Liam Payne was hit with a nasty illness (or rumoured meltdown) last week and cancelled one of the bands Belfast gigs, it seems the singer is already looking toward the One Direction split next year.

The boyband star has released a song without the help of Harry, Niall, and Louis this week as he penned a track with co-writer Jamie Scott for Irish boyband Hometown.

The Night We Met is only available for pre-order and streaming in Ireland but there are some pretty heart-wrenching lyrics behind the song: "I know when your heart's aching / It’s like you’re in glass breaking / and I just wanna look at you / the way I did on the night we met."

Fans are already wondering why Liam didn't include the track as a One Direction song on their new album Made in the A.M., but Harry's already said that the whole group is the proudest they've ever been of an album so chances are Liam wrote the song after 1D's new album was finished.