Liam Payne is opening up about becoming a father to his adorable son Bear, whom he welcomed with his TV personality girlfriend Cheryl Cole back in March.

Speaking with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey in Toronto, the 24-year-old former One Direction star gushes about his first solo project as a new dad. “It is really the best thing ever, and I suppose it just changes your outlook on everything,” he says.

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“He’s just a super happy, chill baby,” Payne explains about his baby boy, while calling Cheryl a “wizard” for her mothering skills. “We’re super blessed that he just chills out and since he was 8-weeks, he’s been sleeping 11 hours.”

Revealing that Bear may have a future in music like his famous parents, the singer adds, “He loves singing. He loves being sang [sic] to. That’s what makes him happy and what makes him laugh, so maybe there’s a bit of music in him, you know.”

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While Payne has been focused on fatherhood as of late, he has also been getting ready for the 2018 release of his debut solo album, noting that it was Cheryl who acted as “a real rock” for him when One Direction decided to go on hiatus.

“She’s been there before,” Payne explains. “She’s broke [sic] records in the U.K. for having the most singles as a solo female go number one. So it’s like you have one of the best people at this job at your house saying, ‘Come on! You can do this.'”

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When asked if 1D would get back together, he says, “Yeah, 100 per cent,” adding, “I think we did the right thing at the right time. But, you know, I see everyday people counting the days since we’ve been away, and I can’t believe it.”