It looks like the whole solo thing is working out pretty well for Niall Horan. Just weeks after debuting his solo single, “This Town,” the ex-One Directioner is hitting radio stations hard to promote the new venture. The track is currently sitting at number 21 on the Mainstream Top 40 and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. And, with his recent performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, there’s no reason why it should.
Horan performed “This Town” live on Ellen to make his U.S. television debut, and the pop crooner nailed it in every regard. Though the song in studio form lacked a bit of excitement and originality, his live performances of the track just seem to give it what it was originally missing. Up there by his lonesome, Horan proves that he doesn’t even need a backing band or the accompanying piano to make his voice heard.
While Harry Styles is balancing music with being an actor and Liam Payne recently inking a massive record deal, Horan is taking the early lead when it comes to who’s having a bigger post-boy band career. Given the similarities between “This Town” and previous One Direction music, it’s no surprise that the song is already a hit. In fact, you can bet that Niall Horan’s debut album will have plenty of 1D-nostalgia on it when it comes out sometime next year.