Niall Horan Says His Solo Debut Is Influenced By Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles
Niall Horan is busy readying his solo debut full-length, and it seems that his folky lead single “This Town” is a good indication of what he has in store for us. According to Entertainment Weekly, the One Direction member said that his album – the release of which is still unknown – will be heavily influenced by rock greats like Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
“Whenever I would pick up a guitar, I would always naturally play chords like that, and finger pick a lot and play that folky kind of style,” he tells the publication.
Horan also reveals that the album is going to have a “folk-with-pop feel to it.”
“Some of the songs are heavier than others,” he notes. “I play a bit of electric on some tracks and we obviously played around a lot with percussion stuff to build up the songs so there was a lot of things going on percussion wise.”
Read the full interview here, and watch his performance of “This Town” on Capitol Records’ 1 Mic, 1 Take video series.