FANDOM


“Strip That Down”
STDsinglecover
Information
Album

TBA

Released

May 19, 2017

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2017
Los Angeles, CA

Length

3:25

Writers

Morris Dickerson, Charles William Miller, Le Roy Lonnie Jordan, Orville Burrell, Lee Oskar, Shaun Pizzonia, Sylvester Allen, Rickardo Ducent, Harold Ray Brown, Brian Thompson, Howard E. Scott, Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran, Quavo & Liam Payne

Producer

Steve Mac

Strip That Down is the debut solo single by Liam Payne from his forthcoming debut studio album. It was co-written by Ed Sheeran, and features American rapper Quavo, from hip hop group Migos. "Strip That Down" is Payne's first single outside of One Direction, and he is the final member of the group to release solo material. The single was released May 19, 2017.

Lyrically, the song contains themes of wealth, celebrity appeal, sexuality and newfound career independence.

Background

Strip That Down is a trap influenced R&B pop track. Payne raps and sings over "pulsating" synth-bass and chants with minimalist production style.

Liam told SiriusXM in May, how "Strip That Down" was the result of a spontaneous recording session, stating: "I was in LA. I got a call, they were like "Ed Sheeran's in the studio writing this song. It's for you so come down and listen. I was straight in. I went in with Steve Mac and within 30 minutes we'd finished it off". Liam explained the lyric "I used to be in 1D/Now I'm out free" to Ryan Seacrest, stating: "That's never to be taken in a negative sense! It's more that we're all free now to do our own thing in music and each have our own musical journey just to see where it takes us, and it's exciting". As the song's call and response pre-chorus closely resembles that of Shaggy's 2000 single "It Wasn't Me", all writers for It Wasn't Me received songwriting credits.

Chart Performance

Digital

Upon release, Strip That Down went to #1 on iTunes in the United States, and went top ten worldwide.

Official

Strip That Down debuted at #3 in the United Kingdom, making One Direction the first band since The Beatles to have every member score a UK top 10 hit. It also debuted within the top 20 in most countries, peaking at #2 in Australia, #3 in Scotland and #5 in Ireland. It rose to a peak of #10 in the United States, making him the third member of One Direction to achieve a US top 10 hit. On June 16, 2017, bpi confirmed Strip That Down had been certified Silver, giving him his first solo bpi award. Strip That Down was certified triple platinum in Australia, and double platinum in Ireland and Canada. It was certified platinum in the US, UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Italy, and gold in Holland, Belgium and Germany. Strip That Down has been streamed on Spotify over 200 million times, and the music video was Vevo Certified after surpassing 100 million views. On October 2, it was announced the song had reached #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, making Liam the third member of One Direction to do so, and knocking fellow bandmate Niall Horan from the top spot. The achievement also makes One Direction the only group to spawn three solo artists with #1s, and the first time two members of the same group occupied the #1 and #2 spots.

Critical Reception

Rolling Stone called Strip That Down a "summer club banger."[10] Billboard stated Payne "seems to be aiming for a DJ Mustard/Tyga vibe," and concluded saying "the song's fun: The swaggering, Directioner-baiting pre-chorus especially, which is probably the JT-est thing any of the five members have done since going solo." Comparing it to One Direction's catalogue, Jordan Harris from Express and Star opined it "is a lot more danceable, incredibly fun to listen to" and added, "Another similarity, and one which Liam would do well to use as a benchmark going forward, is the vocal style of Justin Timberlake." In Digital Spy, Laurence Mozafari wrote "the song screams of trying to be grown up."

Lyrics

[Quavo]
Huncho
Quavo
Yo yo

[Liam Payne]
You know, I've been taking some time
And I've been keeping to myself (self)
I had my eyes up on the prize
Ain't watching anybody else
But your love, it hit me hard, girl
Yeah, you're bad for my health
I love the cards, that I've been dealt
Do you feel the same as well?

You know, I used to be in 1D (now I'm out, free)
People want me for one thing (that's not me)
I'm not changing, the way, that I (used to be)
I just wanna have fun (and get rowdy)
One Coke and Bacardi (sippin' lightly)
When I walk inside the party (girls on me)
F1 type Ferrari (6 gear speed)
Girl, I love it when your body (grinds on me)

You know, I love it, when the music's loud
But c'mon, strip that down for me, baby
Now there's a lot of people in the crowd
But only you can dance with me
So put your hands on my body
And swing that round for me, baby (swing)
You know, I love it when the music's loud
But c'mon, strip that down for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, strip that down, girl
Love when you hit the ground, girl
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, strip that down, girl
Love, when you hit the ground

You know, that since the day I met you
Yeah, you swept me off my feet
You know, that I don't need no money
When your love is beside me
Yeah, you opened up my heart
And then you threw away the key
Girl, now it's just you and me
And you don't care 'bout, where I've been

You know, I used to be in 1D (now I'm out, free)
People want me for one thing (that's not me)
I'm not changing, the way that I (used to be)
I just wanna have fun (and get rowdy)
One Coke and Bacardi (sippin' lightly)
When I walk inside the party (girls on me)
F1 type Ferrari (6 gear speed)
Girl, I love it when your body (grinds on me)
Baby

You know, I love it, when the music's loud
But c'mon, strip that down for me, baby
Now there's a lot of people in the crowd
But only you can dance with me
So put your hands on my body
And swing that round for me, baby (yeah)
You know, I love it when the music's loud
But c'mon, strip that down for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, strip that down, girl
Love when you hit the ground, girl
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, strip that down, girl
Love, when you hit the ground
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, strip that down, girl
Love when you hit the ground, girl
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, strip that down, girl
Love, when you hit the ground

[Quavo]
She gon' strip it down for a thug, yeah (strip it down)
Word around town, she got the buzz, yeah (word)
Five shots in, she in love now (shots)
I promise, when we pull up, shut the club down (hey)
I took her from her man, don't nobody know (know)
If you brought the CL, better drive slow (slow)
She know how to make me feel with my eyes closed (skrrt skrrt)
Anything goes down with the Huncho (Huncho)

[Liam Payne (Quavo)]
You know, I love it, when the music's loud
But c'mon, strip that down for me
Now there's a lot of people in the crowd
But only you can dance with me
So put your hands on my body
And swing that round for me, baby
You know, I love it when the music's loud
But c'mon, strip that down for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, c'mon, strip that down for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (ayy)
Don't say nothing, girl, strip that down for me (strip it down)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
All I want, girl, if you strip that down for me (strip it down)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You're the one, girl, c'mon, strip that down for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Live Performances

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Live at Capital Summertime Ball 2017)-003:34

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Live at Capital Summertime Ball 2017)-0

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Live On Graham Norton)03:04

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Live On Graham Norton)

Liam Payne Strip That Down03:51

Liam Payne Strip That Down

Liam Payne- Strip That Down (B96 Summer Bash '17)03:07

Liam Payne- Strip That Down (B96 Summer Bash '17)

Strip That Down - Liam Payne LIVE - NRJ SWEDEN02:56

Strip That Down - Liam Payne LIVE - NRJ SWEDEN

Music Video

Music Video Information
Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Official Video) ft03:42

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Official Video) ft. Quavo

full

Released June 2, 2017
Length 3:41
Director Emil Nava
Production Co Emil Nava
Choreographer JaQuel Knight
Filmed May 2017
Location Los Angeles, California
VEVO views 152,933,844 (as of September 24, 2017)

Dance Video

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Dance Video) ft03:40

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Dance Video) ft. Quavo

Acoustic Audio

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Acoustic)03:05

Liam Payne - Strip That Down (Acoustic)

Lyric Video

Liam Payne - Strip That Down ft. Quavo (Lyric Video) ft03:25

Liam Payne - Strip That Down ft. Quavo (Lyric Video) ft. Quavo

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.