Niall Horan Talks Debut Solo Album, Reveals Release Timeline: 'It's Just Completely Me'

Niall Horan performs in 2016
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Niall Horan performs during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on Dec. 2, 2016 in Los Angeles.

One Direction fans just received the gift that is Harry Styles' solo album, but they can already get excited for another 1D member's solo project: Niall Horan revealed when fans should expect his debut LP.

“End of fall, start of winter, I guess,” Horan told Carson Daly of his anticipated release date during an interview on 97.1 AMP Radio Tuesday morning (May 16) -- similar to what he told Billboard backstage at KIIS FM's Wango Tango on Saturday night. “I’ve decided to ride it out, see what happens, and then kind of let people know when I’m ready to go.”

Horan seemingly won't make fans wait until the latter months of the year for more of his music, though, as he just released his sexy, bluesy "Slow Hands" on May 4. He also debuted another new track titled "On the Loose" at Wango Tango.

While Horan didn't elaborate on what fans can expect from the rest of the songs on his record, he expressed that he's excited about getting to do his own thing.

"There was a lot of 1D stuff I wrote that was along the lines of Fleetwood [Mac], stuff like that, and I hear myself in them songs now sometimes," Horan said while discussing his solo sound. "But this time it's just completely me, so I get to do what I want when I want, really."

Later in the chat, Horan also touched on the directions his bandmates are taking. "I know them all very well, and I know what music they're into, so when I hear what they're releasing, it's no shock to me," he suggested. "Me and Harry have similar taste, maybe his is a bit more rockier than mine, but it's great watching everyone do their own thing. It's brilliant."

Listen to Horan's full AMP Radio interview below.


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