Niall Horan has released a new single, ‘Meltdown,’ providing fans with another sneak peek of his upcoming third album, ‘The Show.’
Co-written with John Ryan, Joel Little, and Amy Allen, ‘Meltdown’ is an anxiety-driven anthem that assures fans of Niall’s unwavering support. Niall’s desire to provide fans with the same catharsis he experiences in music is evident in the raw vulnerability of his songwriting. His new album, set to release on June 9th, explores themes such as mental health and the complexities of love, with a focus on following one’s heart.
Niall’s approach to songwriting is intentionally more heartfelt, as he aims to give his fans the same sense of emotional release that he himself experiences through music. Songs like ‘Meltdown’ showcase this approach, as Niall uses his music to work through personal issues and emotions. “When I’m dealing with something, sitting at the piano and pouring it all out feels natural to me. It’s only when I listen back that I realise how honest and raw the song is,” Niall explains.
Fans who pre-order the album will receive ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Heaven,’ the first single, which has been well-received by critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone described it as the beginning of Niall’s ‘certified lover boy era,’ while Billboard praised the track’s vocal elasticity and guitar chug.