A third Niall Horan album just might be in the works! Less than a year after the former One Direction member dropped his second studio album Heartbreak Weather in March 2020, the Irishman told fans in January 2021 that he has new music on the brain.
The “Nice to Meet Ya” singer first teased the tracks via Instagram Stories on January 2, 2021, when responding to fan questions. “Currently writing,” Niall said when someone asked about NH3. “Just figuring it all out currently.” A month later, Niall confirmed via Twitter that, yes, new music was being “worked on” but noted that “it will be a while.”
A few months later, in April 2021, Niall shared some “stuff” on Instagram with fans. One slide included him appearing to record a guitar part in a music studio, another teased a song that he may be working on and a third showed a picture of Niall’s view from he studio! Yep, something is brewing. Of course, the comments were flooded with fans wanting more information on his possible new music, but one comment that struck out was from Niall’s collaborator, Ashe. “What a tease,” she wrote.
Days later, he confirmed that a collaboration with Anne-Marie is “happening” after previously teasing that a song with her was in the work. It’s unclear exactly when fans will get to hear the new track, but pictures have surfaced of the duo driving around England while filming what appeared to be a music video. Anne-Marie’s pink hair was on full display as she took the wheel. Niall, for his part, sat next to her wearing sunglasses with his hands up in the air.
As fans know, the “No Judgement” crooner had a difficult time with the release of his second studio album. Heartbreak Weather hit streaming services just as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic really started to ramp up and Niall was forced to cancel appearances and live events back when living in a virtual world was somewhat new.
“In terms of work, it’s been very hard for me — I’ve just released an album in the worst timing possible, in the history of mankind,” he expressed during a March 2020 interview with Capital FM, explaining that he used livestreams to connect with fans following the album’s release. Now that staying connected online has become the new norm, Niall’s third album will, no doubt be a total success!
Although he’s only revealed a few details about the new record, J-14 decided to break down what we know so far. Scroll through our gallery for all the details on Niall’s third studio album.
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