Liam Payne has tapped Sean “The Pen” Garrett for his upcoming debut album.
Garrett is responsible for co-writing and / or co-producing Beyonce’s “Diva” (2009), Ciara’s “Goodies” (2004), Kelis’s “Bossy” (2006), Nicole Scherzinger’s “Whatever U Like” (2007) and Usher’s “Yeah” (2004).
His extensive resume boasts further works with Mary J. Blige (“Work That”), Janet Jackson (“My Baby”), Avery Wilson (“If I Have to”), Gwen Stefani (“Now That You Got It”) and Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”).
Payne, on the other hand, is expected to release his first studio collection in 2017 via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).
The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Jaramye Daniels (Teyana Taylor), Marlon Roudette (Louisa Johnson), Bibi Bourelly (Selena Gomez), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Fergie) and Marlon “Hookman” Bonds (Jason Derulo).
On the production front, Payne has teamed up with Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake), Digital Farm Animals (Little Mix), Warren “Oak” Felder (Ella Henderson), Zaire Koalo (Chris Brown), DannyBoyStyles (The Weeknd) and Ben Billions (Kelly Rowland).
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