The new Niall Horan

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The members of the most famous boyband from 2010-2016 (on hiatus), One Direction, have all begun their solo careers and are showing their talent on stage. This is the first time they will be on stage as soloists and are all showing their personal talent.

Member Harry Styles and former member Zayn Malik have released albums in the past years, and are currently thriving as solo artists.

Niall Horan, who had been the guitarist and vocals of the band, has started pursuing his solo career as well. After releasing his two hit singles, “This Town” and Billboard top hit “Slow Hands”, Horan dropped another track called “Too Much To Ask” on Sept. 15, 2017.

Compared to One Direction music, which was mostly Pop-based, Horan mixes his vibes with R&B, Pop, and slow-tempoed love songs, which are all portraying his talent with a variety to show his true artistic style.

The music video to his new melancholic song was released on Sept. 21, 2017, bringing many fans to tears from to the amount of raw feelings expressed  in the video. The music video has already generated 5 million views, along with the lyric video, which is almost at 6 million views.

Luckily, fans’ excitement doesn’t stop with these videos. Horan announced that his new album, Flicker, will be released on Oct. 20, 2017. With ten more songs to release, Horan is eager to sing them on his 2018 Flicker World Tour, with country singer Marren Morris as the opening act.

Horan has been picturing his future since he was 10 years old, and is eager to finally display his solo music to his fans, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“I wanted to make music that would come really freely to me,” Horan said.

Fortunately, Horan has been able to make his childhood dream come true, and is showing his talent worldwide with fans always supporting him.

Written by Lenie Yoon

Lenie is a junior and a staff writer for the MCSun. She is passionate about ASB, Netflix, and coffee.

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