“We’re passin’ in the corridor, I was like, ‘Ah, lovely to meet you,’ gave her a big hug, [and said] ‘your voice is incredible, your songs are amazing, you’re absolutely smashin’ it,'” he explained to Jimmy Fallon. “And literally without missing a beat she just went, ‘You can smash this!’ And I was just like, ‘Fair play…’ I actually started blushing myself.”
During the interview, the former One Direction member also opened up about how his somber new single “Put A Little Love On Me” reflects only one side of his upcoming album. “There’s all these different sides to a breakup; it’s not all sad all the time,” Horan dished. “You know when you break up with someone, it’s not just like, ‘I’m sitting at a window. I’m lookin’ out. I’m feelin’ sorry for myself. It’s raining against that window.’ Sometimes you’re, like, out on the town, throwing some shapes and your out sounds like ‘Nice To Meet Ya’…On this album I just kind of wanted to write a nice mix of the ups and downs of that.”
While no firm release date has been set for the follow-up to Horan’s 2017 debut solo album, Flicker, the star did tease that the new project will likely be dropping “somewhere in February or March.”
Watch Horan’s full interview with Fallon — including a charming clip of the Irish star reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in seven different accents — below.