Niall Horan Releases New Album “The Show”
Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan released his third studio album “The Show” on June 9, 2023.
It is his first body of work in three years since the 2020 album “Heartbreak Weather”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Joel Little, John Ryan, and Julian Bunetta.
Niall Horan shared on social media, I've been working really hard on this album for years and I can't even put in to words how excited I am for it to be yours. All 10 songs have their special meanings to me and I hope they can all have meaning in your lives. I made a ten track album so hopefully you get to the end and want to go straight back to the start and do it all over again.”
When he released his sophomore album in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and he heavily impacted by a series of lockdowns.
He had to cancel his promotional tour and to be indoor.
Niall Horan told Zane Lowe of Apple Music in an interview, “I was like, 'All right, okay, I don't think we're going anywhere for a while, I'll sit still and take this as still time for the first time.'”
Then, he started writing songs in his house for the new album.
He continued, “I remember thinking, 'Oh, okay.' I felt like, 'Right, we're away, we're out the gates.'”
He added, “The most emotional record I've made. I'd had this massive period of reflection looking into the future a bit, looking left and right more than I'd ever done.”
“One thing I've learned over the years is that society loves to pressure us into reaching certain milestones by a certain age. Whether that's getting married or anything else that really should be based on our own instincts. As I've gotten older I've tried to let go of those expectations and just follow my heart. The chorus of this song is saying that what I have in my life currently is amazing. So it would be crazy to ruin that by giving into outside pressures.”
“It's about those moments where it feels like the whole world is against you. When you're feeling anxious and being in that kind of freaking out moment but knowing deep down that everything will be alright. When I've felt like that myself, I know that all of you out there have felt that same way at some point too. I wanted to put this out there as a reminder that you're never alone going through it.
I wanted the verse lyric to capture those frantic moments when you feel like so much is going wrong and there's no real rationale for what's happening. I really love how the tempo of the song and the groove intensifies that feeling of spiraling out of control, and adds even more urgency to the panic and irrational thinking. In the chorus there is a major shift in the mood as there is some calm brought to the chaos. It gives the feeling of “everything will be alright.”
“You Could Start A Cult”
“Performing live is my favourite thing to do. To bring the songs I've spent so much time with, seen through from start to finish is an amazing feeling. Shooting these performances with Vevo was a really special experience. I was able to go back to the place where I made the music, an area of California I adore and have spent a lot of time in over my career.”
- source : Apple Music