Mac told Music Week that Payne’s album will be one to remember. “I’ve heard a lot of his stuff and I think it’s going to be a great album,” Mac said. “I wouldn’t say it’s a body of work that will flow, but what I like is that it’s going to be hit to hit to hit. And in my world, those are the best albums.”
Mac has also worked with Sheeran on his Hot 100 hit "Shape Of You." Sheeran also helped write Payne's first post-One Direction single "Strip That Down," which was produced by Mac.