This weekend Niall Horan called in to talk to us on #MostRequestedLive! He opened up about his new album, Heartbreak Weather, and upcoming tour, and even dished on partying after the Grammys with Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi and Camila Cabello.
Check out the highlights and listen to Niall's full interview below.
On writing “No Judgment”:
That was the first song that I wrote for the record. It was a riff that I'd had forever, and I just never really got down to writing the song around that riff, and then just sat down, had a concept in my head, and just went for it. I wrote that song, probably October or November 2018, so it's about time.
On deciding to call the new album Heartbreak Weather, and the vibe of the music:
"'Heartbreak Weather ' was the first thing that I ever wrote down. When I started, [I was] like, 'How do I write a break-up album that doesn't sound sobby throughout, and really selfish?' So I just wrote down the phrase 'heartbreak weather,' I don't know where it came from. I just started thinking, I can write songs here from all the different angles of a break-up, not from my side... the happy side, the egotistical side, like "Nice To Meet Ya," and then there's the sad ones, and the "No Judgement" type vibes, and I was trying to think how I could do that. So 'Heartbreak Weather' kind of summed the album up for me, and when you see the tracklist and then hear the album from start to finish, it kind of tells a story, from the start of a relationship, to the middle of a relationship and then out the back end of it."
On his upcoming tour:
"Yeah, I'm excited, because what this album does is gives a little bit more tempo to what I already have from Flicker. I can stick to albums together now, one's quite sad, and the other one's sad but happy at the same time, and we can put a good show on together and really make the "Nice To Meet Ya" Tour a big spectacle and something that people will enjoy because I'm going to be putting a billion percent in every night to make sure of that."
On his friendships with his 1D band mates, especially Louis, who he's been there for the pasty few years:
"Yeah, of course. We're friends, and that's just it, and we always will be. I know that Louis has been through some stuff, and he also struggled to find his sound for a long time. Speaking to him on a regular basis about it, I know how much it means to him to get it finished and to turn what was a horrible couple of years for him, to turn it into some great, great songs, and what is this really, really solid album. It's gonna do great things."
On partying with Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi and Camila Cabello after the Grammys:
"Yeah, we were fairly drunk, to be fair. We had a good time. Delighted for Shawn, though. I was just trying to get Shawn drunk, because he just spent the last year in the gym and on stage, and he never really got to have a proper post-tour blowout."
Listen to Niall Horan's full interview with Maxwell below.
Watch the video for Niall's latest single, "No Judgement" below.