One the best things about your favorite artist coming to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge is the cover they choose to perform. Liam Payne is a man who knows great pop music, and he decided to give his take on Zedd, Grey and Maren Morris' megahit “The Middle.”
He's joined in the intimate rendition by a full studio band. The emotive melody is transcribed to clear piano, acoustic guitar gives some rhythmic countermelody, and the percussion shines bright under Payne's sensitive vocals.
Payne recently released “Familiar,” a collaboration with J Balvin. “The Middle” has peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 so far, but it keeps working its way up the radio charts. Watch Payne's version the pop hit below.