Niall Horan Second Album: Release Date, Title, Collaborations & Studio Snippets
11 July 2019, 15:19 | Updated: 9 September 2019, 11:38
Niall Horan has finished his second solo album after huge success with Flicker, here's everything we know so far from it's rumoured release date, to possibly collaborations and heartbreak songs.
Niall Horan has announced he'll be releasing the first single for his second album, titled Nice To Meet Ya, in September and has been co-written by RuthAnne Cunningham, who is also responsible for his highest charting single, 'Slow Hands' from his first album, 'Flicker'.
The singer recently opened up on Twitter about how 'excited' he is for his everybody to 'hear the fun' he's been having making the record over the past 12 months and says he's ready to go with it!
I’m so pumped . Ready to goooooo . Bored of being at home doing mixes— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 8, 2019
I’m so happy I wrote my first record “Flicker”. It represented how I felt at the time, what I wanted my intro to solo artistry to sound like, my musical influences came alive in the record.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 2, 2019
To top it off it reached a lot more people than I thought it would when I was writing it as it’s very different to what’s out there in the charts these days. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true and really taking it on board.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 2, 2019
I’m laying here listening to songs from my new record and I’m so excited to get going. Can’t wait for you to hear the fun I’ve been having over the last year.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 2, 2019
Touring ‘Flicker’ and watching the faces of people all over the world every night, you really get an insight into what kinds of things get people dancing, what makes them sad and everything inbetween. So I’ve observed and I’m ready.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 2, 2019
Niall has been working on his second studio album for months now, and as he teases fans with snippets of new songs and shots as he works in the studio, everyones starting to get pretty damn excited.
The 25-year-old has been opening up about his writing process, from dreaming up lyrics in his sleep, to messing about behind the scenes in the studio, to all of his famous musician friends that people need to know if he's collaborating with, it's safe to say fans are very ready for this next record.
That’s so weird you say that, I’ve done it 3 or 4 times in the last couple of weeks. One of my favourite songs contains a lyric I wrote in a dream 😂😂😂— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 27, 2019
Will any songs touch on his relationship with Hailee Steinfeld?
📍51.4613° N, 0.1156° W pic.twitter.com/MIglusReK8— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) March 24, 2018
Niall and Hailee Steinfeld reportedly called quits on their relationship back in December 2018 after their conflicting schedules got too much, despite the fact neither ever acknowledged this.
The Irish singer hinted that some of the songs he's written have been 'harder on the heart', leading many to believe he is referencing his past relationship.
He wrote: "I’ve written a lot. Going to keep going til I’m 100% happy. A lot of the songs have been fun to write, some harder on the heart."
Niall has also shared what seemed to be a lyric from one of his new songs, and the snippet sent fans into a frenzy when he tweeted it to his 39.3 million followers.
"Feels like every time I turn a corner you're standing right there," he wrote. "I smell a new song," one person replied, as another said: "Release the song coward!"
I’ve written a lot. Going to keep going til I’m 100% happy. A lot of the songs have been fun to write, some harder on the heart.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 27, 2019
What's the title of Niall's second album?
Niall's keeping schtum about the name of his next record, but we can all have a nice old guess can't we?
Fans have called it NH2 whilst he sets about creating it, and hey, maybe he'll do a Little Mix and honour his fans by naming it this?
Or maybe he'll go down the self titled route? All bets are off.
When will Niall's second album be released?
He's previously told fans that he started working on NH2 back in October of 2018 and said he thinks it will take about a year to complete, so fans have got their brains in gear and are expecting for it to drop in autumn of this year.
📲| Niall said he'll try to get his ALBUM OUT BY THE END OF 2019 !— Nialler Diaries (@niallerdiaries) March 25, 2019
Will Niall have any collaborations on the album?
Niall and his new found bestie, Shawn Mendes, are desperate to make music together when their hectic schedules allow for it and he revealed on an Instagram live: "We're going to try and write something when we get time."
If they think that fans, or we, are going to forget about their pinky promise any time soon, they're mistaken!
He's also recently collab'd with his good pal Julia Michaels on her song 'What A Time' and been sharing screenshots between him and Lewis Capaldi, who he asked to support him on his last tour and has gone on to bag himself a number one with 'Someone You Loved.'
As for his former One Direction bandmates, we can dream, and hope and pray, but there hasn't been so much as a cryptic tweet or emoji to tell us this could be happening.
But hey, Harry Styles has gone off to write his second album too, so.....?