One Direction star Liam Payne is wasting no time taking debut solo single ‘Strip That Down’ to the live circuit.
Kicking off his promotional run for the Quavo assisted single, the 24-year-old hit the stage on the Graham Norton Show to perform the track.
Backed by dancers and dabbling in choreography himself, Payne seemed out to prove that he has the gravitas to go it alone.
Peep his showing below…
While confident seeming on the surface, something still feels a little…lacking. And inauthentic too.
We have no doubt this is the space Liam likely wants to play in. But moving forward he’ll have to find a way to ensure it feels more “organic” than playing dress up as Justin Timberlake circa 2002.
The song also sounds entirely too sparse live; a live band would have beefed up the sound more.