Happy Friday, Directioners!
Following his solo debuts single “This Town” in September 2016, One Direction’s Niall Horan has released his 2nd single, “Slow Hands”.
But before releasing the new track, Horan took to SiriusXM Hits 1 to talk about the track. The singer told host Mikey Piff that the song was written “off-the-cuff” and inspired by 80s singer Don Henley.
Written by John Ryna, Tobias Jesso Jr., Julian Bunetta, Ruth-Anne “Rooty” Cunningham, Alexander Izquierdo, and the singer himself, “Slow Hands” is signiificantly different from “This Town”, which is an acoustic number.
“I wanted it to be a little bit cheeky with the lyrics. We wrote this concept about being in the bar. The first line of the song is ‘We should take this back to my place’ — usually that’s what the guy would say, but we flipped it that the girl would say that, and that’s what she said right to my face,” he shared.
The 23-year-old Irish singer-songwriter continued, “With the song, before we even wrote lyrics, we had this big track and it sounded quite sexy. So we thought that this concept would match the vibe of the song and I think we might have been right.”