UPDATE // NOVEMBER 23:
Niall dropped an animated lyric video for "This Town," which you may watch below:
UPDATE // SEPTEMBER 29: Niall Horan's first solo release has arrived. As we suspected, it's a new song titled "This Town," which features a black and white visual.
Been workin in the studio, wanted to share this song I just wrote with u guys. thank you for always being there https://t.co/LVIUAXi5PW
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016
Get ready, Directioners.
After Radio Disney, of all people, accidentally spilled the beans a little too early...
Radio Disney tweeted then deleted the tweet about Niall dropping a single pic.twitter.com/k0xAkVKoXE
— 1D Updates (@1DBreakUpdates) September 29, 2016
...radio stations around the globe began announcing One Direction's Niall Horan is the next in line, after Zayn, to try his hand at solo work, by dropping his debut single titled This Town TODAY. Most likely.
— The Edge (@TheEdgeNZ) September 29, 2016
— Niall Horan News (@NJHNEWS) September 29, 2016
Q102Philly since deleted their initial announcement tweet so time will tell.
Niall is still part of the currently-on-hiatus 1D and has yet to even confirm whether he remains represented by Simon Cowell's Syco Music. Rumors swirled last month that he had inked a solo deal with Universal Music, after he was spotted leaving the music giant's headquarters.
Regardless of representation, Niall's goin' solo. Word began to spread a few weeks ago about a possible single premiere and various singer/songwriters have been talking all year long about their writing sessions with the 23-year-old Irish singer, particularly Shawn Mendes, who told James Corden last night he's adamant about working with Horan:
“Definitely, yeah. He’s awesome. I’ve been talking to him for a long time. It’s annoying because I’ll be in London and be like "Niall, I’m here" and he’ll be like "Just landed in L.A.". So when we get a second I want to write with him for sure”