Niall Horan Announces New Single “Heaven,” Marking His First Solo Release In Nearly Three Years

The track arrives on February 17. Horan wrote the track alongside John Ryan and Joel Little.

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Posted on February 1, 2023

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Former One Direction member Niall Horan shocked fans with the announcement of his first new solo material in nearly three years, “Heaven,” via Capitol Records. 

Arriving on February 17, Horan wrote the track alongside John Ryan and Joel Little. Pre-save the highly anticipated single here, and pre-order the 7” vinyl and CD editions of “Heaven” now, due for release in April.

“One thing I’ve learned over the years is that society loves to pressure us into reaching certain milestones by a certain age,” shared Niall. “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.”

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The chart-topping singer took to TikTok to tease the unreleased single, where he has secured more than 100 million views on the posts since October 2022. The hype around “Heaven” only grew as fans across the world received special gifts that included a candle, lyrics from the single’s chorus and a QR directing them to heavenwontbethesame.com in the week leading up to the song’s official announcement.

In addition to the exciting news of his release, Horan is set to hit the Boston Calling stage on May 26 in Boston, MA for his festival debut and will perform at various festivals throughout the globe, including Pinkpop on June 16 in Landgraaf, NL and Isle of Wight in Newport, UK on June 17. He is also gearing up to join NBC’s “The Voice” as a coach for Season 23, with the show’s premiere on March 26.

Additionally, in 2022, the “Slow Hands” singer released Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi, a documentary presented by Guinness that follows the two labelmates on their three-day road trop throughout Ireland.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The official Guinness website describes the documentary as “A film that captures adventure, friendship, storytelling and non-stop laughter. All inspired by Horan’s desire to revisit and reconnect with all that he loves of home; to retrace the origins of the exciting life journey he’s on and experience the reality of Ireland today, alongside side his best friend, Lewis Capaldi.”

The documentary features the two pop star’s show stopping duet of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2. Watch the full performance below.

Niall Horan – 2023 Festival Dates

5/26 — Boston, MA — Boston Calling Festival 2023

6/16 — Landgraaf, NL — Pinkpop 2023

6/17 — Newport, UK — Isle of Wight Festival 2023

7/6 — Stavern, NO — Stavernfestivalen

7/7 — Glasgow, UK — TRNSMIT Festival 2023

7/20 — Ostrava, CZ — Colours of Ostrava 2023

7/22 — Paris, FR — Lollapalooza Paris

8/9 — Odemira, PT — Meo Sudoeste 2023

8/12 — Budapest, HU — Sziget Festival 2023

9/1 — Stradbally, IE — Electric Picnic 2023

Additional tour dates to be announced.

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Ally Roden graduated from Belmont University where she studied Corporate Communications and Music Business. After numerous internships within public relations and music business, including her time at Red Light Management and PLA Media, Roden began her work in digital media while freelancing on the side. In addition to writing for Music Mayhem, she has her work published in a variety of online and print publications. In her free time when she’s not working or interviewing Nashville’s rising artists for her personal music-focused podcast, Roden enjoys hanging out with her mini-aussie doodle Ollie and reading a good thriller.

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