We Need to Talk About Niall Horan's First Solo Single
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We Need to Talk About Niall Horan's First Solo Single

Everyone needs to listen to this historical masterpiece.

We Need to Talk About Niall Horan's First Solo Single
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If you haven't heard yet, Niall Horan, the one member of One Direction who has been basically silent and drama free during their so-called hiatus so far, has released a solo single as of Thursday, Sept. 29.

The kicker is, is that none of us were expecting this. There was absolutely no promo leading up to the sudden release of this acoustic masterpiece.

I was in class when it was released and it was only four hours later that I was scrolling through Instagram and saw that Niall had posted a 30 second video of himself smiling and singing.

"Oh, that's adorable," I thought to myself. Little did I know that this snipet of a song was not only a new song that Niall wrote, but it was a single that he released without any warning.

His song, This Town, was introduced to me through the world of Twitter. Of course I went on Twitter immediately after my discovery of said video and what do you know, everyone is just freaking out left and right.

All the One Direction boys had mentioned Niall and noted their congratulations toward the release of This Town. My life was flashing before my eyes; I'm a Niall girl and my favorite member had achieved something amazing.

I immediately opened up Apple Music on my phone and downloaded this masterpiece but I was scared to listen to it. Apparently I wasn't ready to let go of One Direction.

So I texted a couple of my friends in a hysterical frenzy to inform them of this historical event and to ask them to listen to it first. Of course they told me exactly what I was prepare to hear: that it was beautiful and I needed to listen to it right away.

So I mustered up the courage to listen to Niall Horan alone, not as a part of One Direction, but in a song where he would sing all the verses, all the choruses and the bridge with no back up or harmonies along side of him.

He didn't let me down. This Town is a very cute, acoustic song with perfect lyrics and a gentle melody strummed on a guitar.

After my initial freak out about Niall having a solo single (I still wasn't over it), I took the time to listen to the lyrics. Like, really listen to the lyrics.

I didn't realize it at first, but this song is a breakup song. It's heart wrenching and sad; it highlights not being able to get over someone. This song is relatable because we've all been there at some point in our lives whether it's on the receiving side or not.

The first verse starts out with "waking up to kiss you and nobody's there/ the smell of your perfume still stuck in the air". Kind of sad, right?

The pre-chorus reflects on regret and all the things that could have been said.

The chorus holds one of my favorite lines, "if the whole world was watching I'd still dance with you", showing that even though it's over, the love is obviously still there.

The second verse goes deeper and has a pretty heavy line. "I saw that you moved on with someone new/ in the pub that we met he’s got his arms around you" is definitely something we can all relate to. Seeing someone you once loved move onto someone else is terrible. Niall gets it.

The chorus chimes in again then the bridge comes in with a "And I know that it’s wrong/ that I can’t move on/ but there’s something about you..." with another chorus at the end.

The last 10 seconds are filled with soft guitar strumming and Niall's soothing voice.

So if you haven't heard the single that has dominated the iTunes, Billboard, and MTV charts without any sort of promotion, I suggest you download it right away.

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