Liam Payne and Rita Ora Get Silly in Studio in ‘For You’ Teaser (VIDEO)
UPDATE (1/4): Liam Payne shared a fresh teaser of his and Rita Ora's upcoming Fifty Shades Freed collaboration, "For You," on Wednesday (January 3).
In the clip, which Payne posted to his Instagram, the pair is seen laughing and goofing off in the studio while recording the track, which features a driving synthline, heavy bass and and a soaring, upbeat chorus.
The song is due out Friday, January 5. Watch the clip, below:
ORIGINAL (12/21): Zayn and Taylor who? British singers Liam Payne and Rita Ora are the latest ex-One Direction performer and pop star to lend their vocals to the Fifty Shades franchise.
On Thursday (December 21), Payne announced the pair's forthcoming collaboration, a song called "For You," on Twitter. He also teased a clip of the synth-laden track, due to release in January.
Listen to a preview of the song, below:
However, Payne isn't the first One Direction star to work on a song for the hit film franchise: In early 2017, Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift teamed up for a song called "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" off the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.
Co-written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff, the song is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Meanwhile, Ora also has a special connection to the Fifty Shades franchise: In all three films, she stars as Mia, Christian Grey's friendly sister.
Based on the best-selling erotic romance-drama novel series by E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed will follow the lives of business mogul Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and book publishing editor Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) following their wedding.
Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters February 9, 2018, just in times for Valentine's Day.