Niall Horan Says He and His Former Bandmates’ Solo Careers Will ‘Never Be as Big as One Direction’ — and That’s OK

September 21, 2017 - one direction

Niall Horan‘s latest singular “Slow Hands” is now climbing adult a Billboard and iTunes charts as a countdown continues to a recover for his initial solo album, Flicker. But nonetheless a 24-year-old thespian is following in a footsteps of his former One Direction bandmates Harry StylesZayn MalikLiam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson by violation out on his own, he says nothing of them will ever grasp a turn of success detached that they had together.

“I know in my heart of hearts that no matter what any of us do away it will never be as large as One Direction,” Horan told Zane Lowe in a FaceTime talk for Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I have things that we wish to write about we have a sound we consider I’ve got down. It’s a rival universe out there and if it’s a universe where we can move this arrange of strain out there and be rather successful, I’m happy with that.”

CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 14: Niall Horan performs onstage during 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2016 during Allstate Arena on Dec 14, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/WireImage)

Horan, whose initial singular “This Town” forsaken final September, went on to explain that a songs he’s been essay for Flicker symbol a vital change in his concentration as a songwriter.

“I feel like this is a initial time I’ve created something from an adult indicate of view,” he said. “Even a approach a lyrics were entrance out and a forms of things we was writing, it felt unequivocally healthy to me given it substantially didn’t feel as healthy a few years prior to that.”

“I had to grow adult a lot quicker than a lot of people would have had to grow adult in day-to-day life,” Horan continued. “I was in a open eye given we was 16 years of age so we grow adult a lot quicker than we expect. …These lyrics that I’ve been essay recently I’ve shown that.”

it’s been a prolonged time entrance though I’m gay to announce that my new manuscript ‘Flicker’ is out on a 20th of Oct . we wish we suffer it

A post common by Niall Horan (@niallhoran) on Sep 14, 2017 during 2:00pm PDT

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Elsewhere in a interview, Horan spoke about wanting to work with Shawn Mendes. He also elaborated on a knowledge of operative with nation star Maren Morris.

“Myself and Maren Morris have a strain on this record. We’re gonna be furloughed all subsequent year so there will be a lot of essay going, lot of jamming with a band,” he said. “If I’m furloughed with Maren Morris all summer we can flattering most pledge there’s gonna be a lot of essay going on, either it’s for me or her or whoever.”

It’s happening! @niallhoran and we will see we subsequent year!!! 🔥🔥🔥

A post common by Maren Morris (@marenmorris) on Sep 15, 2017 during 7:47am PDT

And while a new record isn’t out yet, one thing’s for sure: Horan’s mom already a fan.

“I played it for my mom and afterwards she came to rehearsals and listened before we started a tour,” he said. “I consider a initial fad of conference new songs though we swear to God, we could sing “Happy Birthday “for 12 mins and [she] would substantially adore it.”

Flicker hits stores Oct. 20.

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