Liam Payne just broke into the Billboard top 10 for the first time on his own. Apparently, that means he’s getting some special treatment from music biz big wigs. But he’s apparently playing coy about just what exactly that means.
Liam shared a mysterious pic Tuesday morning. In it, a figure in all black is standing with his back to the camera. If it is Liam in the shot, he’s got the hood up on a black sweatshirt that reads “Secret Genius” across the back.
It’s an apparent reference to Spotify’s Secret Genius program. The music streaming service announced the program in June as an initiative to bring more attention to the work of songwriters in the music world.
Featuring songwriters like DNCE and Selena Gomez’s go-to guy Justin Tranter, Spotify has launched an ambassador program and is planning podcasts, playlists and an awards show.
Liam has some writing credits to his name. He’s one of fifteen writers credited for “Strip That Down” including Ed Sheeran. He also did a fair bit of writing for One Direction.He’s hardly the kind of unappreciated songwriting talent Spotify says they set out to highlight, however. Maybe he’ll just be hanging out with some of his lesser known writing partners from through the years.
Check out Liam’s post below.
(Photo credit: Liam Payne Instagram account)