Niall Horan Drops New Song “Meltdown” Ahead Of Forthcoming New Album, ‘The Show’

The infectious track will appear on Niall Horan’s forthcoming new album, The Show.

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Posted on April 29, 2023

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Niall Horan; Photo Courtesy of Christian Tierney

Niall Horan has unveiled a brand-new song and it’s the perfect anthem for anyone looking to free themselves from anxiety or anything that’s standing in their way.

The infectious track dropped on Friday (April 28) via Capitol Records and is featured on Horan’s highly-anticipated upcoming third studio album, The Show, due out Friday (June 9).

Niall Horan "Meltdown" Single Art
Niall Horan “Meltdown” Single Art

Listen To Niall Horan’s New Song “Meltdown” Below

An uplifting single, the hypnotic “Meltdown” finds Horan being the shoulder that someone can lean on when all of the chips seem to be falling. He offers a helping hand to those who seem uneasy or need help getting back on their feet, sharing a message that it’s all going to be okay.

Matching the lyrical subject matter of the song, “Meltdown” also features an intoxicating and dance-worthy rhythm, with a repetitive bass line, mesmerizing synths, and a fast-paced drum beat.

Nights when one broken glass / Turns to total collapse / Just know this too shall pass / I’m tellin’ you now, tellin’ you now,” the chart-topping global superstar, 29, sings throughout the pre-chorus of the track before sweetly assuring the person having a meltdown on the other side that “I’ll be there,” “(Woo-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-woo) / When it all melts down, I’ll be there / (Woo-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, woo-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-woo) / When it all melts down, I’ll be there / I’m tellin’ you now, tellin’ you now.”

The New Song Follows Horan’s Latest Single “Heaven”

“Meltdown” is the followup to Niall Horan’s recent single, “Heaven,”  which was written with Joe Little, Tobias Jesso Jr, and John Ryan. For Horan, “Heaven” bowed as the highest new entry on both the Spotify Global and Spotify US charts and also achieved the highest-volume streaming day of the singer/songwriter’s solo career thus far. Both “Meltdown” and “Heaven” certainly showcase the former member of successful pop band One Direction’s strong songwriting arm as he also co-wrote his latest track. Horan wrote “Meltdown” alongside Ryan, Little, and Amy Allen. 

“Whenever I’m having some kind of issue, the easiest thing is to sit at the piano and let it all out, and it’s not until I listen back that I realize, ‘Jesus, that was honest,’” Niall Horan shares in a press release of how songwriting and his musicianship acts as somewhat of a therapy session for him. 

Niall Horan's The Show Album Art
Niall Horan’s The Show Album Art

New Album, The Show

Throughout The Show, fans can expect to find Horan showcasing that same kind of vulnerability as he follows his heart with his next project. The Show will be the follow-up to 2020’s Heartbreak Weather and 2017’s Flicker, which entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 and included the 3x RIAA Platinum single “Slow Hands” and the 2x RIAA Platinum “This Town.” The album will reflect Horan’s life at the current moment and will feature more piano-driven cuts.

“This album is a piece of work I’m so proud of and now it’s time to pass it over to you to go and make it your own,” Horan shared on Instagram of his forthcoming project. “Thank you so much for being there for me all this time and I can’t wait to share the next couple of years of this new era with you. I’ve missed you all so much. It’s good to be back.” 

Horan’s The Show is available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Meltdown” and the first single, “Heaven.”

Niall Horan Currently Serves As A Coach On NBC’s The Voice

Along with new music, Horan is currently running his own team as a coach on Season 23’s The Voice. Horan is coaching alongside fellow cast-mates, Kelly Clarkson, Chance the Rapper, and Blake Shelton, who will retire from the reality TV competition series after the finale. Folks can keep up with The Voice every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

Additionally, Niall Horan is scheduled to perform at several festivals throughout the Summer and Fall. See a full list of those dates below.

Niall Horan; Photo Courtesy of Zackery MIichael
Niall Horan; Photo Courtesy of Zackery MIichael

Niall Horan Upcoming Festival Dates

May

26 Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival 2023

28 Dundee, UK BBC R1 Big Weekend 2023

June

16 Landgraaf, NL Pinkpop 2023

18 Newport, UK Isle of Wight Festival 2023

July

6 Stavern, NO Stavernfestivalen

7 Glasgow, UK TRNSMT Festival 2023

20 Ostrava, CZ Colours of Ostrava 2023

22 Paris, FR Lollapalooza Paris

August

9 Odemira, PT Meo Sudoeste 2023

12 Budapest, HU Sziget Festival 2023

19 Chiba, JP Summer Sonic Tokyo 2023

20 Osaka, JP Summer Sonic Osaka 2023

September

1 Stradbally, IE Electric Picnic 2023

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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