By: Sarah DeNunzio//
Liam Payne has had a successful year with his debut solo smash, “Strip That Down” featuring Quavo. His collaboration with Zedd, “Get Low,” was sidelined while “Strip That Down” gained momentum and ultimately became the number one most played song on U.S. pop radio. Now, Payne is back with his second single from his upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album, “Bedroom Floor.”
“Bedroom Floor” was written by Charlie Puth, J. Kash, Noel Zancanella, Ammar Malik, Aaron Jennings and Steve Ma. It’s a more poppy sound than the R&B vibe that “Strip That Down” had, but it also boasts some nice falsetto. The chorus is a repetition of, “You said it was over, you said it was over, but your clothes say different on my bedroom floor,” which gets stuck in your head after just one listen.
Fans speculated that “Bedroom Floor” was about his girlfriend, Cheryl Cole. However, Payne revealed that it’s not, as the song was co-written by Charlie Puth and is likely about someone in his life. Cheryl Cole approves of “Bedroom Floor” and says that it’s “one of her favorites” off of Liam’s album.
While “Floor” is not about Cole, there is, however, another, yet-to-be-released song on Payne’s upcoming album about her. He told The Sun in an interview a couple of months ago, “There’s one song that is basically a phone call that happened between me and her when she was about to let it go. This is a long time ago. And it’s basically me trying to cling on and say: ‘No, no, no it’s all going to work out, don’t worry about it, give it time.’”
Payne and Cole are still together and and recently welcomed their first child, a son named Bear. Cole even expressed her excitement for the release of the song with a tweet.
Payne sings in the second verse, “Baby heard you’ve been talking about me lately/ telling all your friends how much you hate me/but who you calling up when you get lonely?” In the pre-chorus, he answers that question, “And every now when my iPhone rings/I be telling you. I told you.”
“Bedroom Floor” is one of the more repetitive songs I’ve heard lately. It took a few listens for me to get into it, but I’m a fan of it now. Payne clearly has a direction with this album and it seems to mostly be chock-full of radio friendly, catchy songs like “Strip That Down” and now “Bedroom Floor.” I personally would like to see Payne explore a more diverse sound.
In the press release, Payne said, “I’m so excited to finally release this song. I’ve been working on it for a while and am really happy with how it sounds. It’s a bit different from what you’ve heard from me before, but helps to show where I’m going with my album. It’s very important to me to keep challenging myself, to keep pushing into new areas.”
It’ll be interesting to see what new areas he covers on his upcoming album. For now, listen to “Bedroom Floor” below, and let us know what you think in the comments, or tweet us @soundigest!