Interview: Niall Horan talks openly about his single ‘Slow Hands’

Niall Horan dropped his second single ‘Slow Hands’ yesterday and it looks set to be a hit for the Irish singer.

He explained that the follow-up to his debut single has a sexier vibe to it than his acoustic debut ‘This Town’. The singer explained: “The whole song was pretty off-the-cuff. I wanted it to be a little bit cheeky with the lyrics.

“We wrote this concept about being in the bar. The first line of the song is ‘We should take this back to my place’ – usually that’s what the guy would say, but we flipped it that the girl would say that, and that’s what she said right to my face.

“With the song, before we even wrote lyrics, we had this big track and it sounded quite sexy. So we thought that this concept would match the vibe of the song, and I think we might have been right.”

Like his bandmates, the 23-year-old star has now embarked on a solo career after One Direction announced plans to take a hiatus, but Horan admits that being judged by his closest friends and family members about his songs can be a nerve-racking experience. He said:

“It’s tough enough playing it to the public, so playing it to your family and friends, it is brutal.”

His solo material has been broadly well received by fans online and whilst Horan doesn’t pay too much attention to the charts, he appreciates positive feedback from his followers.

“It’s always good to see a nice reaction online. I’m not really competitive with the charts or anything like that, I’m more competitive with myself. I’m just excited, it’s a good time.”

Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Audio)


Horan recently left Syco, the label that made him and his bandmates famous, but insisted;

“It’s a long time to be at a label. I wanted to broaden my horizons and try something new.” He added that One Direction as a band will however stay with Syco:

‘When One Direction come back we’ll still have albums left to do.’

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