He’s Back! Niall Horan Launches A New Era With “Nice To Meet Ya”

What a time to be alive. As of today (October 4), Niall Horan’s sophomore era has officially begun! It’s been a while since the 26-year-old unveiled his chart-topping, debut LP Flicker. But the time he spent on the road between albums was put to good use. How so? In a recent tweet, he explained that touring gave him an opportunity to analyze how his fans responded to different kinds of music. And based on his plucky new single “Nice To Meet Ya,” it’s clear that hard work really paid off. Niall knows exactly what we want to hear, and he certainly delivered.

Written alongside Julian Bunetta, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Ruth-Anne Cunningham, his latest is a bop of the highest caliber. On it, the “Slow Hands” crooner finds himself dealing with a serious case of the feelings. “I like the way you talk, I like the things you wear. I want your number tattooed on my arm in ink,” he sings over staggering keys and handclaps. However, there’s a twist. The connection is a fleeting one. “When the morning comes, I know you won’t be there. Every time I turn around, you disappear.” Toss in a sing-along chorus, and you’ve got the formula for pop perfection.

That’s not all. The accompanying video – directed by The Young Astronauts – is an absolute blockbuster. In it, Niall looks every bit like the put-together star he is while delivering chic looks and a fun plot. The One Direction alum opened up about his long-awaited return in a press release. “It’s been nearly two years since I released Flicker and I can’t wait to get going again,” Niall enthused. “Writing ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ in particular, was a special one for me. It gave me a chance to experiment musically and I’m so excited to finally share it with everyone.”

Give “Nice To Meet Ya” a listen and check out the cheeky video below.

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