Niall Horan Dishes On Why He Didn't Make A Straight Pop Album

Niall Horan Dishes On Why He Didn't Make A Straight Pop Album

Many people probably expected Niall Horan to make a straight pop album after he announced he had inked a solo record deal following One Direction‘s hiatus.

But that wasn’t what he wanted to do.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Niall opened up about his decision to have a folksy, indie feel for his debut album, Flicker.

“I think it would have been very easy for me to go and make a straight pop record,” he shared. “I think that’s what people probably would have expected, but I wanted to make an album that came the most naturally to me.”

Niall adds, “I was kind of hoping, fingers crossed, that with how competitive today’s music market is, and the types of music that are in the charts, that my stuff would hopefully stand out in a good way” — and it has.

He also talks about why he thinks his songs did so well on the charts — it’s because it’s different.

“I’m not really competitive with other artists because we’re all making different types of music. It’s just depending on what people are into at the time,” Niall shared. “I think that’s why songs like ‘Slow Hands,’ for instance, did so well. I think it’s because they stand out in the crowd amongst all the other stuff that’s going on. So it’s been an amazing year for me.”

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