Here's Liam Payne Playing With Puppies While Talking One Direction, Tattoos, And New Music

Ever since he walked onto The X Factor UK stage back in 2010, we’ve all fallen in love with Liam’s dance moves, his fear of spoons, and, most importantly, his angelic voice. And while we all had a brief moment of panic as One Direction went on hiatus, we can finally take a deep breath again, because Liam is back in full swing — this time on his own — ready to take over the #1 spot on your playlist once again.

In celebration of his new music, Liam stopped by BuzzFeed to play with some rescue puppies while revealing everything you’ve been dying to know — because there is no better sight than Liam Payne cuddling with some cute as hell pups. Here’s what went down.

“Is your album going to mirror Strip That Down or is there going to be a mix of different genres?”

LP: Yes, there are sections of the album that are quite like “Strip That Down,” but there’s parts of it that are — there’s some ballads, there’s some hip-hop songs, there’s some more dance music. So I think there’s a really varied mix of different things that we have.

“Are we gonna hear any other exciting collaborations on the first album?”

LP: There’s talk of maybe doing a collaboration, but I can’t tell you who it is yet. But she is, uh, an artist. [laughs] That’s very open, isn’t it?

“What was the last text message you sent, and who was it to?”

LP: The last text message I sent was “Check the vids aha” to one of my friends, because I was doing some silly videos on Instagram. That was a lot more boring than I thought it was gonna be.

“If you could collab with any female artist, who would it be?”

LP: I would collaborate with Nicki Minaj.

“What was it like working with Zedd?”

LP: Zedd’s amazing — he’s really good at what he does. He’s super, super talented. Because I know a lot of people have a thing about DJs and stuff, but he’s more than that. He’s been playing piano since he was like 5 or something, so he’s an absolute musical genius. It was great working with him, and he’s open-minded and super collaborative with things, so he doesn’t mind if people take over a little bit. And that’s what we did with this song, “Get Low,” and I loved how it turned out. It’s one of my favorite songs we’ve done.

“What does a perfect day look like to you?”

LP: Oh, I never thought about that. I would wake up at around 9, go to the gym for a little bit. I’d sit and watch — I’d have the new series of Peaky Blinders out now, that would be a good day, so I don’t have to wait for ages. And then I would have an In-N-Out burger because they are the best thing known to man. That would be quite the perfect day.

Pretend To Go To A Celebrity High School And We'll Tell You How Popular You'd Be

You got: You’d fit in with the emo kids!

Your eyeliner game is oh so strong and while you’re hardly one of the popular kids in school, your the coolest kids at a gig. You and your close friends are just counting down the days ’til you finally leave and can be valued for your true selves.

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You got: You’d be a partier!

You’re not in the ~inner~ circle but you’re around it. You just wanna have a good time and you’re friends with basically everyone in every clique.

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You got: You’d be a stoner!

You’d be totally over all things high school and find some down-to-earth friends to do nothing but chill out with. You aren’t the most popular kids in school but people leave you to your business, as long as you willing to share once in awhile.

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You got: You’d be one of popular kids!

You just exude cool. People want to be you or at least be seen with you.

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You got: You’d be a nerdy kid!

Of course you befriended your fellow nerds. You value your schoolwork and you’re into all the cliche comic books and superheroes. But hey, nerd culture is cool now, haven’t you heard?

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You got: You’d be a theatre kid!

You’d channel your big personality into the theatre arts. You and your friends have a flair for all things drama and let’s face it, no one is having a better time than you. What better way to shake off all that teen angst than by making the world your stage?

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Ellen Got Into A Scooter Accident On Her TV Show And You Need To See It (Don't Worry, She And The Scooter Are Fine)

“So what happened was, the way you make it go, there’s a little thing you hook your finger in. And uh, I had forgotten that’s what makes it go, so my finger was hooked in, so I was like full speed at two miles an hour, and — but my knee got caught and I was trying to get off of it. And I was still, I was still kind of going, and I realized, ‘Oh, it’s still going. I’m stuck.'”

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“Whenever we’ve come up against tough times, you know, we know each other better than anybody knows us,” David Beckham said of his marriage to Victoria. “We stay together because we love each other; we stay together because we have four amazing children, and do you go through tough times? Of course you go through tough times. It’s part of relationships, it’s part of marriages, it’s part of having children, it’s part of having responsibilities.”

Serena Williams Is Even More Determined To Tackle Inequality Now She's Pregnant

Serena, who is eight months pregnant, told Stellar:

There are barriers I hope to break so my baby, whether a boy or girl, won’t have to live under those stipulations. I definitely am a feminist. I like to stick up for women and women’s rights. So many things happen, and I just think: “Wow, why don’t we have a chance?” If that makes me a feminist, I am proud to be one.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Alexis explained:

We’re going to be surprised [by the baby’s gender] I will say this, though: We have our hunches. Obviously, she won the Australian Open while pregnant, and she remarked that she feels like it has to be a little girl. She said that everything that little baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on.