One Direction's Niall working on 'folk-pop' album inspired by Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles
2016-12-28 | Total Views: 51507 | Author: AIO News
One Direction member Niall Horan has revealed that his upcoming debut solo album has a â€œfolk-with-pop feel to itâ€.
Horan dropped folky debut solo single â€˜This Townâ€™ in September. His currently untitled album is due next year.
EW reports that Horanâ€™s solo music is inspired by childhood inspirations such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash. â€œWhenever I would pick up a guitar, I would always naturally play chords like that, and finger pick a lot and play that folky kind of style,â€ Horan explained.
He also revealed that parts of the album will have a rockier, plugged-in feel, saying: â€œSome of the songs are heavier than others. I play a bit of electric on some tracks and we obviously played around a lot with percussion stuff to build up the songs so there was a lot of things going on percussion wise.â€
Horan also admitted that he is having to adjust to singing songs in their entirety, rather than sharing vocals with his One Direction bandmates. â€œThe biggest challenge of making the album was making sure I could sing for that long,â€ he said. â€œI did write the songs in my key so I didnâ€™t try to make it too difficult for myself.â€
Horan performed his single â€˜This Townâ€™ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week (December 13).
Meanwhile, his bandmate Liam Payne has reassured fans recently that One Direction are â€œ100%â€ planning to get back together.