14 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Niall Horan became the third member of One Direction to release a solo album (2017’s Flicker), the Irishman revealed a refreshingly low-key sound bathed in acoustic guitars and Americana melodies. For his second effort, Horan emerges from his comfort zone and cuts loose musically. See the album’s first single “Nice to Meet Ya”—an unapologetic soft-rock anthem charting the thrill of meeting someone new on a night out, featuring handclaps, rolling piano, and the kind of swagger usually reserved for his associate Harry Styles. Elsewhere on an album exploring heartbreak in all its majesty (written following his own public breakup), Horan dissects a relationship’s demise on the string-laden tearjerker “Put a Little Love on Me,” documents moving on with someone else (“Arms of a Stranger”), and commends always being there for a loved one (the Sheeran-esque “No Judgement”). Horan may not have healed his heart by “Still,” the album’s moving outro (“I’m still in love with you/Oh, we will be all right”), but this former boy-band member has never sounded so good on his own.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

When Niall Horan became the third member of One Direction to release a solo album (2017’s Flicker), the Irishman revealed a refreshingly low-key sound bathed in acoustic guitars and Americana melodies. For his second effort, Horan emerges from his comfort zone and cuts loose musically. See the album’s first single “Nice to Meet Ya”—an unapologetic soft-rock anthem charting the thrill of meeting someone new on a night out, featuring handclaps, rolling piano, and the kind of swagger usually reserved for his associate Harry Styles. Elsewhere on an album exploring heartbreak in all its majesty (written following his own public breakup), Horan dissects a relationship’s demise on the string-laden tearjerker “Put a Little Love on Me,” documents moving on with someone else (“Arms of a Stranger”), and commends always being there for a loved one (the Sheeran-esque “No Judgement”). Horan may not have healed his heart by “Still,” the album’s moving outro (“I’m still in love with you/Oh, we will be all right”), but this former boy-band member has never sounded so good on his own.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
732 Ratings

732 Ratings

Marscott1 ,

❤️❤️❤️

awesome album from what i’ve heard so far, nialls so talented, love it as always.

MrRyeRye23 ,

Best thing to happen to Pop music in a decade!

A masterpiece!! From start to finish, such heart and soul. Bravo!!! So glad someone still knows how to make music that pulls at the heartstrings! ❤️

mtaylor711 ,

A no skip album

I love this album, it's absolutely amazing. Niall's really grown so much over the years lyrically, vocally, artistically, and he really shows all of it in every piece of this album. I've been listening non-stop for the last week and I can get through the whole album without skipping any song. My top favorites are Heartbreak Weather, Small Talk, Cross Your Mind, New Angel, and San Francisco. Still is an absolutely beautiful closer to the whole album.

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