With so much going on in his personal life, it can be difficult to remember that Liam Payne is a recording artist.
But earlier this month the singer sent Twitter into a state of mass confusion after signing his first solo record deal with American label Republic Records.
Already that collaboration seems to be baring fruit as yesterday the 23-year-old pop star took to Instagram to tease his first single.
The unnamed track includes NSF One Direction lyrics like “I wanna make love to you, be onto you, so hard for you” and “all these other b*tches here be tripping, the way you walk in is so different, I just wanna make it with you”.
So far fans have expressed mixed feelings towards the preview with many taking to social media to share their disappointment with the teaser.
“I want to support Liam Payne but his new song snippet sound awful. The autotune, the lyrics…Just…NO (sic),” wrote one.
I want to support Liam Payne but his new song snippet sound awful. The autotune, the lyrics… Just…. NO
— Un Known (@UnBlamethelion) October 29, 2016
While another said: “Why does the new Liam Payne song sound like a male iteration of Britney Spears. Girl that auto tune hurts.”
Why does the new Liam Payne song sound like a male iteration of Britney Spears. Girl that auto tune hurts…..
— W A N D E R L U S T (@adam_ugh) October 30, 2016
Meanwhile others have speculated that the song is about Cheryl, with some going as far as to suggest that it remarks on the star’s rumoured pregnancy.
Many believe the lines “All the best things take a little time, take a little time baby. This ain’t nothing, take a little time baby” strongly hint that the couple are expecting their first child.
With such a short clip to work with, it remains unclear as to whether or not Liam is singing an innocent pop song or referencing his BAE's secret pregnancy.
But hopefully if the rest of the track gets released, all will become clear.
Just finished a busy day in the studio may not a be song I release but wanted to invite you into the writing process hope you enjoyed it
— Liam (@LiamPayne) October 29, 2016