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“Familiar”
Familiar
Information
Album

LP1

Released

April 20, 2018

Format

Digital Download

Recorded

2017

Length

3:17

Writers

Mike Sabath, LunchMoney Lewis, Liam Payne & J Balvin

Producer

Mike Sabath

Familiar is a song recorded by Liam Payne and Colombian singer J Balvin. It was released worldwide on 20 April, 2018. It is Liam's fifth solo release and fourth collaboration. It was written and produced by Mike Sabath, with additional writing from LunchMoney Lewis, Balvin and Sean Douglas.

The song is about approaching a woman in a nightclub.

Background

On 25 February 2018, both artists announced the song on social media while they were filming the music video in Miami. Payne revealed the song's cover art and release date on April 16.

Reception

Mike Nied of Idolator stated the song could easily become Payne's "best track yet", saying "the Latin-tinged crossover hit is sure to storm the charts across the globe and may become his most successful release to date". He also noted Payne's vocal of being "velvety" and "enticing", before praising the song's "internationally appealing production". Rianne Houghton of Digital Spy stated the song was "an excellent attempt at recreating Despacito".

Music Video

Music Video Information
Liam Payne & J Balvin - Familiar (Official Video)

Liam Payne & J Balvin - Familiar (Official Video)

full

Released May 4, 2018
Length 3:24
Director Marc Klasfeld
Production Co Nicole Acacio, Mike Sabath
Choreographer
Filmed 2018
Location Miami, Florida
VEVO views 67,226,440 (as of 16 July, 2018)

Live Performances

Liam Payne, J Balvin - Familiar (Live On Good Morning America 2018)

Liam Payne, J Balvin - Familiar (Live On Good Morning America 2018)

May 20, 2018

Liam Payne And J Balvin Perform 'Familiar'

Liam Payne And J Balvin Perform 'Familiar'

May 18, 2018

Liam Payne - Familiar (The Biggest Weekend)

Liam Payne - Familiar (The Biggest Weekend)

May 26, 2018

Liam Payne - Familiar (Live at Los40 Primavera Pop 2018)

Liam Payne - Familiar (Live at Los40 Primavera Pop 2018)

May 4, 2018

Liam Payne - Familiar ft Yxng Bane in the Live Lounge

Liam Payne - Familiar ft Yxng Bane in the Live Lounge

May 10, 2018