I would’ve bet good money that either Harry Styles or Liam Payne would’ve been the next to follow in Zayn Malik’s footsteps. Instead, it’s Niall Horan who becomes the second One Direction member to release a solo single. Will he achieve success like Zayn? Only time will tell.
“I’m excited to announce I have signed a record deal with Capitol Records USA and released my first solo song,” Horan said in a statement. “Thank you to all the One Direction fans for your love and support as always.I’m looking forward to the next part of this journey together.”
Instead of a club banger, the 23-year-old opted for the acoustic ballad route. It tells the story of one reminiscing about one’s hometown. If you love Ed Sheeran, “This Town” definitely sounds like something Sheeran would sing. Horan co-wrote the track with Jamie Scott, Mike Needle and Daniel Bryer and features production from Greg Kurstin.
And I want to tell you everything
The words I never got to say the first time around
And I remember everything
From when we were the children playing in this fairground
Wish I was there with you now
If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you
Watch Niall below deliver a live performance of the track. Be sure to weigh in afterward your thoughts.
Niall Horan ‘This Town’
Niall Horan ‘This Town’ Acoustic