Wednesday 26 July 2017

Niall Horan teases solo album release date

Niall Horan has teased details about his upcoming album
Niall Horan has teased details about his upcoming album
Golf superfan Niall said the sport inspired one of the songs set to appear on his new album
Artwork for Niall Horan's new single, Slow Hands

One Direction fans have just celebrated the release of Harry Styles' debut solo album and now they can look forward to Niall Horan's offering.

The Westmeath singer has already released singles This Town and Slow Hands and is preparing to release a full album.

Speaking to KIIS FM DJ, Carson Daly, the former One Direction singer teased a release date.

"End of fall*, start of winter I guess," he said.

Artwork for Niall Horan's new single, Slow Hands
Artwork for Niall Horan's new single, Slow Hands

"I've decided to ride it out, see what happens and then kind of let people know when I'm ready to go."

He also spoke about his musical influences, referencing Fleetwood Mac as an act that has inspired his writing.

"There was a lot of 1D stuff I wrote that was along the lines of Fleetwood Mac stuff like that, and I hear myself in them songs now sometimes," Horan said while discussing his  sound. "But this time it's just completely me, so I get to do what I want when I want, really."

Horan said he's trying to narrow down a final tracklist, after writing about 50 songs.

Golf superfan Niall said the sport inspired one of the songs set to appear on his new album
Golf superfan Niall said the sport inspired one of the songs set to appear on his new album

“My favorite song on the album was written while I was watching a golf tournament on TV,” he revealed. “I do write in the most random places, trains.”

Despite the worldwide success he enjoyed with One Direction, Horan said he's been surprised by how well his solo music has been received.

“I just released [‘This Town’] to let people know that I was still doing something and it was the best of the bunch of songs I had at the time because I had only written a few at the time. And I just thought I’d release it and then it kind of took on a life of its own.”

Speaking about his former bandmates' solo ventures, Horan said he wasn't surprised to see the the direction they've taken with their individual sound.

"I know them all very well, and I know what music they're into, so when I hear what they're releasing, it's no shock to me," he said.

"Me and Harry have similar taste, maybe his is a bit more rockier than mine, but it's great watching everyone do their own thing. It's brilliant."

*Since when did Mullingar men start referring to autumn as fall?

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