Niall Horan Says His Solo Debut Is Influenced By Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles

Rachel Sonis | December 22, 2016 10:56 am

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.

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