Soz to break it to ya, Simon Cowell, but Liam Payne's gonna have a solo career outside of One Direction whether you like it or not. After featuring on that Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa track 'You' and announcing his fancy new record deal with Capitol UK the other week, word on the street is that Big Payno's hooking up with grime producer Krunchie in the studio.
Krunchie as in Crunchie. The chocolate bar. WE REALLY WANT A CRUNCHIE JFC.
Chatting to The Sun, a sneaky source-type said: "Liam wants to make it clear that he's not just about cheesy ballads. He's a serious musician with many different strengths.
"Krunchie has inspired Liam by teaching him more about a new area of music and hopes one of their tracks will be his debut solo single. He's got sessions booked in with all the top producers in the US over the next few months."
This all comes after Liam announced his shiny new solo deal a couple of weeks back, BEAMING: ""I'm really happy to have signed to such a prestigious label as Capitol Records UK. Capitol Records has an amazing history stretching right back before even Frank Sinatra and I'm really looking forward to becoming part of their story.
"One Direction will always be my family; I'm now excited to show what I can do as a solo artist."
All very exciting, really.