Liam Payne Recruits J Balvin For His Best Single Yet, “Familiar”
Liam Payne is rapidly becoming one of the most consistent members of One Direction as he moves further into his solo career. After netting a top 10 hit in both the US and the UK with his urban anthem “Strip That Down” right out of the gate, he has honed his craft with each release. Today (April 20), the 24-year-old teams up with reggaeton superstar, J Balvin, on his searing new single, “Familiar.” And it is easily his best track yet. The Latin-tinged crossover hit is sure to storm the charts across the globe and may become his most successful release to date.
On the track, the former boy bander delivers some flirty lyrics as he attempts to win over a flame at the club. “It’s simple. You dip low. Your hips roll; you do the Calypso. An intro is all that I need,” Liam seductively purrs over the frenetic production. His vocals are velvety and have rarely sounded more enticing. J Balvin adds some additional swagger, and the stuttering chorus is sure to be stuck in your head after one listen. “Can we get famili-famili-famili-familiar? I’m feeling, I’m feeling, I’m feeling, I’m feeling ya. What’s on your mind for later tonight? Let me be the one to fill it up.” It is impossible to not want to sing along.
Things are looking very good for Liam right about now. His tropical-inspired anthem “Bedroom Floor” missed the top 20 in his home country and barely hit the charts in the US. However, he rapidly turned things around. The crooner netted his second top 10 in the UK alongside Rita Ora on their Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack contribution, “For You.” The soaring anthem peaked at 76 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it seems safe to assume that “Familiar” will soar even higher. With its internationally appealing production, it is sure to fill up dance floors across the globe. Give the sexy track a spin below!